Åmell runestone

Runic inscription:
  Antikvitetshandlaren Åke Åmell, stammar från Fale Bure den äldre, lät resa sten som familjegrav och till minne av god hustru Vera. Kalle rista 

  The antique dealer Åke Åmell, descended from Fale Bure the elderly, let raise this stone as a family grave and in memory of good wife Vera. Kalle carved

At Vätö quarry a good topic was found for the rune stone, a slab of the rock which with some adjustments would be fine.

Åke wanted a larger rune stone as the family grave for the family at Ljusterö church. Åke's own sketch had to lay as the basis for the ornamentation I created.
September 2002
The rune stone topic is placed in front of the tent. When winter comes, I move the tent over the rune stone as protection.
Winter 2002/2003
Short dark days, icy winds and snow. The work was slow during these months.
Hard to imagine hot summer days with hot rune stones that you can hardly sit on.
May 2003
The rune stone is finished carved.
Ornamentation unpainted Newly painted
June 24, 2003

The rune stone is raised on Ljusterö cemetery.

A misunderstanding caused the caretaker not to be in place. We waited a long
time but in the end we decided to raised the rune stone our selves in the rain.

We dig a pit where the runestones base should be placed by Evert. Ellinor pack the sand tightly around the base so it is steady. With double bands and good balance, the rune stone is lifted up through the air. With millimeter fitting, the hanging rune stone is placed on the studs.
  After three hours of work, it stands there ...
a rune stone as the family grave stone

The sound when the heavy rune stone came into place and when the base and the runestone surfaces met, we remember the sound for a long time, a stifled: "boong!"

The picture >
Ellinor and Evert, both satisfied
with their work effort and results.

... and the rune stone has a backside..
On the runestones back I cut a recess in which a heavy bronze plate could be folded in. Åke Åmell's father, Nils-Magnus Åmell, traveled around in the early 1900s and searched for antiques. In 1916 he found the Söderala vane (flöjel), now at the Historical Museum in Stockholm.
  Year 2011

I visit Ljusterö Church
again and carved in
another name:

Åke Åmell


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