MBUniversity Webinars

Sandblasting Tricks & Techniques
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM CT / 1:30 PM MT / 12:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Ron Clamp
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Session Curriculum:

• Introduction
• Stone preparation and layout
• Single, Double and Process and a Half Sandblast/Shapecarving
• Perspectives
• Letter types
• Shapecarving
• Frosting, Bluing, Steel finishes
• Paint techniques
• Conclusion
• Question/Answer

About Our Presenter
Ron Clamp is a third generation stone carver. He is a native of Elberton, GA, "the granite capital of the world". Ron was immersed in the granite industry from a early age traveling with his father, Charlie Clamp, and having the opportunity to work on large projects like the Georgia Guidestones, “America's Stonehenge", while still in high school.

Ron began his career in the granite industry while still in college. He became a journeyman sandblaster and later a master engraver while working under the tutelage of Charlie Clamp, Frank Bone, Lepoir Kneome and Charlie Mann. Other people that figured heavily in his development include Jimmy Parham, Joe Fernandez and Boyd R. Parham.

In 1986, Ron left Clamp Memorial and started his own company, Memorial Design, primarily as a pre cut stencil and design company. Ron expanded the business and built a reputation for carving large specialty projects that were outside the industry mainstream. He developed a niche market by offering his services on location anywhere in the United States or abroad. In addition to sand carving granite, Memorial Design has carved and or sculpted notable products from limestone, marble and slate.

Ron was a awarded the Pellington Stone Carving Achievement Award in 2001 and in 2009 made an honorary citizen of Louisville, KY for his work on the local Lincoln Memorial.

In 2003, Ron moved Memorial Design from Elberton, Georgia to Lexington, South Carolina. Memorial Design currently has four retail locations in South Carolina, accepts six large commission pieces per year and provides private classes on sandblast shape carving training in his Pelion, SC studio. Ron and his wife Sallie are the authors of the book "Carved In Stone", which is a comprehensive training manual for sandblast and shapecarving

Ron represents Hyatt's Graphic Supply, Buffalo, NY and supply Gerber Omega software, Gerber and AllenDatagraph plotters, Granite Impact etchers, Design Mart designs and training for the monument industry.

$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.



What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
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CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

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