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Old 11-04-2008, 06:21 PM
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Fawn and Kitten on a Hoel folder.





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Old 11-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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Steve, VERY nice. Is there anyway, we could get a super close up of the bulino work. Your scenes have always baffled me because I can never see any dots or lines, maybe a close up could help solve the mystery of why can't I see the dots. Thanks-Brian
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:15 PM
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Thanks Brian, I'm looking through the photos trying to find one that shows dots. Some of the pieces were coarser than others. You can see some of the dots in these. These are inked and not only is the ink in the dots but also there is an ink film on the surface between dots that doesn't get totally wiped off. After it is inked I clean off the bright areas with a toothpick to help them be extra bright. It is combination bulino dots and almost painting while working with the ink.








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Old 11-04-2008, 09:13 PM
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Breathtaking
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:45 AM
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HI,
That is class,cant take my eyes off them,any chance of a tutorial?

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:30 AM
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That's a world class act Steve, Beautiful...

You may as well send me the Roland big yellow gold inlay point template...
I don't think I need the round point template because I use the small drill bits for the round with the Lindsay cut...
i think I have all the others...
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:42 PM
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with everything said above.
Oeh, thats cheap,

I am so sorry that I can only say how very nice this is but thats the way.
Oh, realy very nice :yesnod:
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:01 PM
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Thank you for the good comments.

Okay great Jerry, I'll put a Roland Big Yellow in the mail along with a round and two more plug screws


I'd like to Mohd, but not enough time. Been working on vises lately.

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Old 11-05-2008, 05:05 PM
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So do you put a fixitive or varnish of some kind over the finished engraving in order to preserve it and keep it from accedently getting wiped?

These pieces are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing them with the world here Mr. Linsay!
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Chapi, No, there is no fixative or varnish on these. It would muddy the look. There are very slight burs that help protect the ink between dots or lines. This is what caught the ink when it was inked in the first place. If the ink does get wiped out by the customer then just the dirt/oil from handling helps it look like it is inked but I don't think it looks as good as it did with ink. They could always be re-inked. In some areas the scenes are so light that rubbing your fingernail over with a little pressure may take away the slight burs and ink. I let customers know about this and that if they want to keep the piece in like new condition then don't rub over the engraving.
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Absolutely breathtakingly awesome. I've been wondering the same thing as Brian H, why do I not see the dots?!

I think my jaw may have dropped below the table somewhere, pardon me while I go look for it...

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:53 PM
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Thank you Katherine
When my jaw does that I have some Katherine Nectarine jam.

A coarser one.




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Old 11-05-2008, 08:03 PM
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Not only is your work world class, but it is nice to see that you are "again" engraving - and posting - and not just making tools.

Of course I could be wrong and you are engraving and Katherine is making the tools for you. : >)
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:12 PM
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Not only is your work world class, but it is nice to see that you are "again" engraving - and posting - and not just making tools.

Of course I could be wrong and you are engraving and Katherine is making the tools for you. : >)
Danny, Katherine makes the best jams. I'm probably on the 15th jar now. I'd better slow down if I want my supply to last through Winter. I'm still on tool designing.. vises now. I have a scroll project I started drawing on the other day though. Still have some Busfields and Hoels in the safe and one I made that is half engraved. I'm looking forward to getting back to it. I found and bought one of those Acanthus books. It arrived the other day and I'm inspired.
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omg, can I have it over Thanksgiving?
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Steve, thanks for taking the time to post the close ups, they are great, Thanks -Brian
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:21 PM
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Thank you Brian

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Do you mean the acanthus book or Katherine's jam? If the book, yes. If Katherine's jam, no way, that is my stash. :spy:
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:28 AM
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I also appreciate you taking time to post close up pictures of your work. I had recognized the work in the posts from the links on your home page.

For anyone that hasn't checked it out....there are many amazing items to view.

Steve,
I also wondered if you were doing much engraving or if making tools consumed all of your time.

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Thank you Peter. Yes, currently tool making is taking most of my time. I have a scroll project I started drawing on the other day though. I stopped the flute engraving a year or so ago and that has helped give more time. I'm looking forward to doing some creative engraving again though, rather than the flutes that was more production type engraving.
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Just a thought to the inking process work Steve. Now your work reminds me of paintings. The toothpick approach is new for me to hear with the inking process. Do you rub the ink in or have you tried or do apply the ink with paintbrush? Just a thought. I think as everyone else here your work is stunning. Your wildlifes I really like. As i am more of a realsistic artist I can just appreciate them more and the realistic style of any engraving more than the scrollwork. Not to say the scrollwork is not eyecatching or pleasing just I can appreciate the wildlife and the people scenes more is all.

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Old 12-14-2008, 03:11 PM
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Thank you much David for liking the pieces. I dab the ink in with my finger to get it in the shading or dots and then wipe it off with paper (simlar to newspaper). Where this is a concentraction of lines or dots there will still an ink film there... in most places I leave it that way as it helps the shades of gray but tor the places that I want to be highlights I'll go in and make sure these area are as bright as they can be by using a toothpiece to clean off any hint of ink in those areas.

Here is another one


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Old 12-15-2008, 05:37 AM
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Very nice Steve, I really love your wildlife pieces. Thanks for the info as well. Still do not see any shaky lines

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