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Devil Doc Delica – Update

Today I laid out the design starting with Devil Doc lettering. Over that I laid on the wester scroll and finally the Devil Dog. First to cut were the letters. Then the backbone of the scroll, The engraving was flying along until I got to the scroll that intertwined with the letters. Around the letters I had to decide which scrolls to leave and which had to be eliminated so that the letters were clear to read. That created some areas where I had to completely redraw the scroll and all that slowed me down. Continue reading

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Montana Artisan’s Corkscrews

The graver is held in my left hand and the hammer is in the right. I watch the cutting through a Meiji microscope. With the scope I can see very fine detailed lines and make accurate cuts. 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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Henry Rifle custom engraved ~ Update 2

I engraved the ranch brand with a #59 round graver. The Lazy J just looked the best cut with the round graver. I wanted it to have a bold look so this is three passes with the #59 graver. Continue reading

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Hand Engraved Ruger Vaquero ~ Update

The majority of the firearm has been cut with hammer and chisel. I use the microscope for a very detailed view while I am working. For this firearm I have used GRS C-Max gravers exclusively. A 90 degree square graver for all the mainlines and also for the shading lines. Continue reading

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Ruger Vaquero Cowboy Action engraving – Update.

I cut the scroll backbone with the C-Max carbide graver and have switched to a HSS graver for the shading lines. Continue reading

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Engraved Sword UPDATE

I have had four weeks off from engraving due to a spider bite on my right hand. Too make a long story short, my hand is finally healed enough to hold the graver and get back to work. Continue reading

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Ranch Brand knife – Spyderco Dragonfly

I started with the left scroll, using a 105 degree graver and a 55 degree face. I love Spyderco steel. It cuts so smoothly Continue reading

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O’Cadhain silver cuff bracelet

Today I finished the last of the shamrocks around the border, cut the banner and did the lettering. Then I did one Trinity knot backbone and removed all the silver inside the knot. Continue reading

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Silver cuff bracelet update

I have not done the final hand polishing as I still have the inside of the bracelet to do and then form it into a bracelet. Continue reading

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