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Old 08-15-2013, 10:38 AM
sailoralan sailoralan is offline
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Hi all.
Long time amateur wood carver, blacksmith, mechanic, and tattoo artist. Just discovered engraving and I am in LOVE. Right now I'm only using push gravers and working in aluminum, with no vice.
here is my first work.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: newb in Portland Maine.

Hi,

That is nice,you are doing well,keep cutting.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: newb in Portland Maine.

Thank you. I started the piece with a rotary and finished the cuts with a borrowed set of stone setting gravers. I ended up making my own from a cheap jewelers file using a Clark style fixture and research online. I've learned a lot from the forum in a very short time.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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Default Re: newb in Portland Maine.

Here are some closeups. The black is rustolium. The stippling around the flower was rotary, the depth of relief was push.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: newb in Portland Maine.

Hi,
There are engraving tools on the website ;

http://www.airgraver.com/Hand_Engrav...s_Overview.htm

Your work can be even better with the right tools,you have the general idea just refine the layouts and with some nice cutting with the engraving tools,your work will look great I am sure.

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: newb in Portland Maine.

Where in PORTLAND,ME. I was there two weeks ago with a complete Lindsay setup. I am from CAPE ELIZ. I will be back next AUG. If you are in FLorida, in January we will have carvers and engravers getting together for 4 days at the FUN SHOW www.funtopics.com. airgravers setup to try. many HOBO NICKEL carvers and Jewelery engravers there.. join us.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:56 PM
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Looks like I'll be sailing down to key West in late October, hopefully I'll be able tomake it to fun show. Thanks for the link.
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