Monthly Archives: May 2015

FRANCHI shotgun engraving complete.

The combination of soft alloy and sharp carbide graver made this fun to engrave. Nervous but fun too. Continue reading

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FRANCHI shotgun engraving

I have a beautiful Franchi Instinct SL shotgun to engrave today.

This is a wonderful shotgun, very sleek, light and well made. I’d love to own it. This will be a graduation gift from Dad & Mom to son and graduation is this Friday Continue reading

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Silver Bear Dance Badges – Hand Engraved

Blackhawk Trading Company, needed the silver badges engraved today so she has time to finish them before the Bear Dance this weekend. Continue reading

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Sweet 16 – Update #2

Today I have mounted the silver pendant in GRS Thermolock (using some painters tape to protect the finish) and have laid out the final design. Continue reading

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Sweet 16 – UPDATE

For this project I am hand engraving a silver pendant and the silver is only 26 gauge thick. Continue reading

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Firefighter belt buckle

I used a #52 round graver for the top script. Wanted it to be bolder than the rest of the lettering. The belt keeper and the post seem to always be in the way when I needed to turn but I was able to make all the cuts by starting each from the bottom and cutting upward. Continue reading

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Silver and Gold Pendant for “Sweet 16”

A new lettering project today. This will be a gift from Grandmother to Grand daughter on her “Sweet 16th” birthday. And garnet is her birthstone! Continue reading

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