In preparation for this years Winternights Viking Festival we wanted to finally get our Freya and Heimdall runestones carved/engraved. The bits we got last year though diamond coated did not work. We found that coarser grade ones are available which we then purchased.. Yesterday we started using them and indeed they do a good job. Its important to keep the stone wet, as well as wearing proper eye, lungs(dust)), etc protection. Freya’s coating of gold paint has almost completely worn off in places but enough is there to not need to reimage the stone to be able to have a guide for grinding.. Heimdall is still very visible but time / weather permitting we will also carve it prior to this years festival.. Here is a look at Freya after several hours of carving:

Partial carving of Freya Runestone