Tag Archives: GRS Thermolock

Spyderco Delica hand engraved front side finished.

Spyderco Delica hand engraved front side finished. Just finished the final shading cuts on the western scroll. All that is left is a little cleaning and this side is completed. Continue reading

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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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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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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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Henry Yellowboy ~ Custom engraving

Starting with a simple border around this side of the receiver and then the Grandfather’s initials followed by the Grandson’s initials. Finally the ranch brand in the center, Continue reading

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Ruger Vaquero engraved for Cowboy Action

Here’s a photo of my progress yesterday. Nice deep cuts and very smooth lines. Today I plan to finish all the primary cuts and start on the shading and background. Continue reading

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One completed and one to go…

This morning I started on the second bracelet. I did all the knot and shamrock layout yesterday so I could start right in on engraving this AM. Continue reading

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Irish family name bracelets ~ O’Cadhain

Shamrock knots for the border alternating up and down, knot Shamrock or Trinity knot on either side of the name banner. Continue reading

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Baptism Bracelets

The lettering and numbers were so small I could not do it without the microscope. A #50 round graver was used to make the hand pushed cuts. Continue reading

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Custom rifle barrel engraving

Today a custom rifle builder from Cortez CO (Just west of my home) stopped by to see if I could engrave the caliber on a rifle he had just completed. The graver is held in a steel holder and struck with a light engraving hammer. Very “old School” but for a custom rifle it is very appropriate. Continue reading

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