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Old 03-31-2009, 08:45 PM
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These are scanned in from older 35mm slides. You may need to scroll
right and left to view them since they might not fit
on the screen. Sorry the images/scans aren't very clear.

The first one is raised gold and flat on top...
The 2nd one has no gold
The 3rd one is a stainless knife with the same raised flat gold as the first and covered it all. The edges have twisted wire
inlayed around it.
The last one was an earlier protype folders I had made. I don't remember what I didn't like
about it but there was something and that is why I didn't do very much engraving on it. The gold in it is rose gold.











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Old 04-01-2009, 01:06 AM
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Steve,

These postings are just great! We are able to appreciate and study your artistry and flawless execution at this level of magnification.

You really set the gold standard!

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Old 04-01-2009, 02:50 AM
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Steve,
I would say that it's not possible to better those!!

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:28 AM
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Stunning Steve,
Thanks for sharing the close-up photo's

Cheers

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:50 AM
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hi Steve .. thanks for posting those photos . my question is , how did you do the gold inlay ,, it looks like you inlayed a sheet of gold first and then cut your scroll .. let us know .. thanks ron p
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:39 AM
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Pics look real good on my 30" HD flat monitor
put some more up.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:50 PM
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Absolutely stunning Steve.

Thanks for posting them.

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:03 PM
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Steve, absolutely fantastic. I need to learn some gold inlaying techniques.
Your work is flawless. Thanks for showing these enlargements.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:35 PM
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One rarely sees scanned 35mm slides come out that good! To get that kind of quality one usually has to have prints made then scan the prints or have it done professionally.
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Totally agree with Ron, you have definitely set the "Gold Standard" for the rest of us! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing these.

I'm fascinated to know how you inlay twisted gold wire without crushing it totally out of shape? It must be particularly difficult around the edges!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:29 AM
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Thanks everyone for the good comments.

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I'm fascinated to know how you inlay twisted gold wire without crushing it totally out of shape? It must be particularly difficult around the edges!
Use scotch tape to temporarily hold the wire in place while using a nylon punch to hammer on top of the tape and inlay the twisted wire. It will still deform/squish the wire somewhat but not a lot.
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Excellent work Steve, I see that all utilizais 24K gold inlay, one could try brass wire, to get good technique and not spoil gold.



Trabajo inmejorable Steve, veo que todos utilizáis incrustaciones de oro de 24K, se podría probar con alambre de latón, hasta coger buena técnica y no estropear oro
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Thanks Steve for offering the opportunity to study such exquisite art.
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Excellent work Steve, I see that all utilizais 24K gold inlay, one could try brass wire, to get good technique and not spoil gold.

Excuse me for stepping in here but I think brass would be too hard for you to learn the technique of inlay. You could try annealed copper but that might still not be as maleable as fine gold.

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I have been inlaying brass (and aluminum) wire for practice for a while. It works great! I figure, if I ever get around to doing 24k gold, it will be even easier.
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Steve, this stuff is scary... Are you still engraving?
Thanks for posting these masterpieces!
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Steve: I think it was excellent. John 88
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Thanks again. Gert, I plan to one day get back to engraving more again.
There is a knife in the safe that has been there quite a while that is half finished.

This is a picture of the first knife I fully made and engraved.
Before that time I was only engraving other makers knives. It was done in 1986.
I only had a bench drill press, jewelers saw, files and sand paper that were used to make it.
I converted the top of the drill press to a disc sander that I did the blade on.
A good customer, Dr. Suzuki from Japan had it in his knife collection.

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Fabulous work, and you must have been like 12 years old?
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No One Does This Better!!!

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:36 AM
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Thanks Phil and Barry.

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Fabulous work, and you must have been like 12 years old?
No wonder I feel young! Karla and I were married in '86 too and we are the same age.
That means we were 12 years old when we were married.


Here are shots of the bottom and top of the knife.





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Awesome work Steve, I think of extreme hardship, must have saved many hours to reach this result.
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Impresionante su trabajo Steve, me parece de una dificultad extrema, debe de tener muchas horas de grabado para llegar a este resultado final.
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