Tag Archives: 1911 slide

On the Bench…

Montana Artisan’s creations also waiting personalization. This is a simple lettering project on some wonderful wine opener knives. Continue reading

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1911 Slide custom engraving

I am working on the top of the slide with just about two inches yet to cut. I doing all the main lines first and then will go back and add the shading lines. Continue reading

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1911 Slide Side two completed

Tight scrolls and almost full coverage has really taken quite a few hours to complete. Continue reading

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1911 Slide – Ejector side shading

I’ve hand engraved the backbone of the scroll design. Getting the spacing and layout the same on both sides always takes a little extra time. Continue reading

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Progress Report – Steel 1911 Slide

Here is the muzzle end of the slide. This is some tough steel and I’m getting nice cuts. The hard part is I am also doing a great deal of graver sharpening. Gravers need to be sharp to get the good results and smooth lines for this scroll. Continue reading

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Alexanders 1911 Slide

Today I shot a short video so you can see how I engrave firearms. A new camera to work with so this is a bit of an experiment just to learn the equipment. Continue reading

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Hand engraving 1911 slide.

And in this last photo I have just about completed the scroll backbone cuts. Moving right along and making great progress. This is one hours worth of engraving. I spent another 20 minutes resharpening my gravers. Continue reading

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