I'm looking at building a fountain/birdbath thing that will possibly use
flagstone for the watercourse. I'd like to subtly tool or etch or whatever
a slight depression in the stones to help the water flow in the right places
and continue to the reservoir rather than just flowing all over the place
and onto the ground.
I'd like to do a more subtle job than my talent w/a rock chisel would end up
Anyone done this before?
Can I use muriatic acid slowly etch away a depression in the stone? Or
would that just take forever.
How about one of those drill mounted sanding drums w/some sort of diamond
I guess one other question. Does the porosity of the flagstone make this
whole idea a non-starter? I.e would the flagstone end up constantly
absorbing all the water and sweating it out the bottom so that the reservoir
would always need filling? If that's the case is there some sort of
invisible coating that could be applied, I guess like the stone sealers you
use for countertops and stone floors that would eliminate that problem.
Just looking for pointers before wasting a bunch of time trying things that
Don't know for sure; just guessing here, but sanding or grinding would
probably be much more visually evident as the surface would get scuffed
up. I'd go for cutting tools, like chisels and gouges. (A gouge,
basically a curved chisel, would be my first choice).
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