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Old 03-12-2009, 08:37 AM
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Hello all, Just wanted to mention that I just got back from Ray Cover Jr.'s school, and it was absolutely amazing. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to engrave, or just learn to engrave better. I was trying to engrave on my own, and I had no idea that most of what I was doing, I was doing incorrectly. My plates from Ray's class are far beyond anything I had done before. My improvement is monumental, and you can see (day by day) your skills improve. There's nothing like hand's on training, and Ray is a great guy with lots of patience who is willing to answer any questions you may have. We had a small class with a great bunch of guys, and I thank all of them for making this a GREAT experience. I'm in with both feet now, and can't wait to hone my skills further.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:39 AM
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Heres my plates, the class was GREAT! Watch out for Dave hes gonna be one of the top engravers, his art work is outstanding. Doug is already doing some beautiful stuff, hes learned from some of the best. Me I'm just starting (the learning part) and look forward to my next classes with some of the other renowned teachers on this site. Criticisms are gladly accepted so, let me have it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:50 AM
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Hi Dave and Isaac, Sounds like a great time. Ray is a super person, teacher and engraver! Good job on the plate Isaac. From the plate I can tell Ray is teaching it all... because on the plate I see a little of everthing... scroll, shading, gold inlay of lines and sheet as well as bulino.

Ray, if you see this thread, did you get some pictures of the class you can post?
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:06 AM
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I have to agree that Ray is an outstanding teacher. I think these classes are necessary for getting out of the hole quickly and up and running with lots of motivation. The Bonus is you may walk away with some life long friends also.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:22 AM
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Doug your not saying Im stuck with you for the rest of my life are you?????

Dave, Showem your Frog. The bullino frog that Dave did, made me want to become a dental teck.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:32 AM
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Isaac, Only if you want a great place to go fishing!
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:19 PM
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Wow, you guys are going to make my head swell

We do have a good time in class. I am extremely glad you guys are happy with your experience here.

below I have a pic with Dave's plate with the frog Issac mentioned. These guys busted they're butts that week and we had some time left on Friday so we played with a bit of bulino. I also have pics of the guys working and group pic.

You can't tell it by the group pic but we really did have a lot of fun that week. They were wore out int he pic. I worked them pretty hard that week
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Ray, that looks like a pretty rough crew you had there but the results speak for themselves. Dave, Doug and Isaac - I'd show up and hour early sometimes and wouldn't leave till Ray just about kicked me out. That kind of enthusiasm had not happened to me in 30 years of technical training. I have a good idea what kind of week you had. Good luck

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:47 AM
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Thanks for posting those pics Ray. I must say Im looking a bit large in that photo, so much for the weight loss. Anyway it was a great learning expierence and I cant wait till the engrave-in. Im bringing my Bass.......
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:23 AM
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Then im bringing my earplugs!
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Hi Ray,Chris Here, Seeing that Your Govermental and State Issues have been Sorted,? I haven'tHeard of any Riots? I Believe OBAMA will be doing a State of the Nation Address at our Criminal acountable ANC Presidents Enogural out here !!! After our April allection, THAT IS THE WAY WE DO IT IN AFRICA., You Loose You Incariate
The OPPOSITION. ALLA Zimbabwe !!!

The South Will Rise Again. !!!!
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After our April allection, THAT IS THE WAY WE DO IT IN AFRICA., You Loose You Incariate
The OPPOSITION. ALLA Zimbabwe !!!
Hi Chris.. Oh no..


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Wow, you guys are going to make my head swell

We do have a good time in class. I am extremely glad you guys are happy with your experience here.

below I have a pic with Dave's plate with the frog Issac mentioned. These guys busted they're butts that week and we had some time left on Friday so we played with a bit of bulino. I also have pics of the guys working and group pic.

You can't tell it by the group pic but we really did have a lot of fun that week. They were wore out int he pic. I worked them pretty hard that week




Thanks Ray for the pictures Looks like a great time!

I heard about Dave's bulino frog from Isaac... Isaac you're right, that is an awesome frog for a very first bulino

Ray is teaching in Festus, MO. There is info about his classes on the www.engravingclasses.com site

School of Fine Art Engraving, Ray Cover
Ray Cover Web Site
Festus, MO 63028
Phone: 636-937-5955
email: cover@sbcglobal.net

Brian Hochstrat will be instructing a Western engraving class at Ray's May 4-8, 2009... visit this thread link for more info

Also Simon Lytton will be at Ray's instructing and English Scroll class June 8-12, 2009 Visit this thread for more info about this...


Also for Motorcycle Engraving Class CJ Allan is instructing at Ray's these dates:
2009 SCHEDULE
Aug. 3-7................Basic
Aug. 8-10.........Advanced
Sept. 7-11..............Basic
Oct 26-30..............Basic
CJ Allan’s “Motorcycle Engraving Classes
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http://cjsengraving.blogspot.com


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