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Old 08-05-2017, 09:29 PM
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Exclamation Banknote/postage stamp style?

to try and give an example to others, interested in the category.
this is what me have learned thus far.
this is not the proper way to do things, it is only how i do it.

started with linoleum worked into where i at.

So the study subject is a conch seashell.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:58 PM
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My setup is copperplate (1/8" i think), with nails in the corner, on a piece of wood (3/4"). i put this on top of a sandbag.

videos online show people working with copperplate directly on sandbag but,
unless you like burins ramming under your fingernails, and blood spraying everywhere, use a piece of wood.

i work with a manual graver/burin.


went ahead and drew the outline. Use a hand made tool that allows me to see a little more of my working surface.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:08 PM
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here is a upclose view of the drawing. the air rows help identify my prominent line, witch ill play off of for my shading lines.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:11 PM
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starting my lines with a lozenge.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:19 PM
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left side lines established.

NOTE: me use a 16x loupe in my left hand. grave and rotate with right hand. the sandbag makes it easy to adjust to the light.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: Banknote/postage stamp style?

Thanks for posting Blackie. Interesting idea with the nails in the board to help hold the plate.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:50 PM
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here work is being done on the part where you hear the ocean.
pre-drawn lines are being gone over ticking along.
working left to right, top to bottom, (burrs not in the way).
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:57 PM
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deburring tool, scraper
work lightly
same direction as burin
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:05 PM
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and here contour lines were drawn from initial shading lines
hopefully when finished the line directions will make it look like a cone inside a larger cone.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:11 PM
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thanks for making and maintaining this site.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:40 AM
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Hi, How are you sharpening your graver? It looks like it may be dragging. Are you using a heel on the bottom of the graver?
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:21 AM
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i used a heel on these parts. it was an uneven heel.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:28 AM
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sanded the plate with a fine sandpaper to remove drawing lines.

done with this. on to next.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:15 PM
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i used a heel on these parts. it was an uneven heel.
Okay, if you can get the heels meeting even you'd notice it will help it track straighter too.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:30 PM
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Concerning the scribe: I sometimes use a scribe to lightly scratch the signature on the border. Then I'm using pushing fine dots with the same scribe. I just do this if the signature is very small. Otherwise I'll cut it with lines. Here are two videos of signing a completed knife on the border. The letters are about .015" high (.38 mm)

I used bulino dots to sign this knife. First I'm laying out the letters by sketching lightly and then I go over them and poking dots.







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Old 08-10-2017, 07:25 PM
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Steve,Your signing of your name looks like a safe and simple way to do a name with dots,thank for sharing. J.J.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:50 AM
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Steve, ever since I had to go to Windows 7 I am not able to see the videos you post, like Mike Dubber lettering and Bank Note video. Can't figure it out...
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:03 AM
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Thank you JJ!

Hi Wayne, Not sure why the videos aren't working for you. Here are direct links. See if they play there for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYnJ8yK6lE8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l_q0oNwhyc

Here are Mike's videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8zxvn0sfJ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3OCydz-0rk
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