The next step is cutting the stencil. After the lettering and designs are the correct size and in the correct location, we cut just the contour of the designs and the panels where the lettering will be located. Once cut, we pull the designs and panels to expose the polish. The memorial is now ready to be steeled, which is the next step. After the memorial is steeled, we glue the designs and the panels that include the lettering back into where they were pulled from. We now proceed to pull all the letters out of the stencil, cut a line around the panel and cut the detail into the designs, which exposes the granite again. The memorial is now ready for sandblast.