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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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I have so very much practicing to do but I'm venturing into uncharted territory and working on something a bit bigger.

This is a 1/2" thick piece of 1018 steel measuring 4" x 9" that I polished through 8 grades of silicon carbide paper and dug into sort of freehand.

I'm having fun with it but my engraving technique is way behind my drawing skill. Only one thing for that - practice!

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:53 AM
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Hi InkyB,

Its looking good so far ,keep going,

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:10 PM
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Thanks

I'm having fun with it. My hands keep rubbing off the Sharpie ink. I need some sort of medium that is a bit more permanent to put my drawing down with.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:22 PM
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Draw it on then scribe over the sharpie lines.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:25 PM
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My problem is that my hand rubs off the sharpie as I'm scribing or engraving or whatever.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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My problem is that my hand rubs off the sharpie as I'm scribing or engraving or whatever.
Hi,

You can also use some fixative spray...

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:37 PM
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I thought about that - or some crystal clear

Thx!
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:38 PM
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I thought about that - or some crystal clear

Thx!
Hi,

Its got to be quick drying though..

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 PM
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yeah fixative is probably the way to go.

I'll post updates on the progress

Thanks again

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