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    building signs in rocks

    We need to erect a few signs but the extremely rocky terrain prevents us from getting anything to stay up.

    We are looking at a few options but I was wondering if any others had come up with anything clever to handle this situation. We were talking about building a mount for the post on a steel plate and just leaving it on the surface, with a few rocks on the plate.

    Thanks!

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    "We were talking about building a mount for the post on a steel plate and just leaving it on the surface, with a few rocks on the plate."

    This is exactly what I was going to suggest when I first started reading your post.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    got any solid rock? You can drill and put in rock or concrete anchor bolts for a more permanent solution. It's a lot of work though, if your rocks on a plate solution will suffice.
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    Agree with Ninja, you can fasten with some type of anchor bolt or use a bolt and secure it with epoxy.

    If you have a dead flat surface on like a piece of shale i suppose you could glue a thin aluminum sign to a large rock and prop it up.
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    I have done a lot of drilling and mounting in solid rock, usually a sign or figure with a 3/4" solid steel rod mounting pin. 1000 watt generator, 5/8" SDS hammer drill with 1" x 12 SDS bit, Caulk gun with 2 part rebar epoxy, tire pump with chuck removed to blow dust out of the drilled hole. I carried it all in a BOB trailer. Not too hard once you have all the stuff assembled. The pics are from 2006.
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    Stencil and spray paint?

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    Lots of credit to bseib for extrem effort, but I had to crack up when I read that one followed by the simplicity of simterfex's suggestion.

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    Rock karns pile...

    ... glued together with construction adhesive with a wood sign on top of it!

    Rocks have to be dry for glue to stick, larger rocks on bottom and progressively as they go up. Provided you have rocks that will co-operate.

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    bsieb, that is badass.

    Thanks for the ideas. I am going to mull this over with my partner in crime.

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