As someone cycling in and out of beginner practice as I have time something I have found that works for me is not to jump straight to images but to find a way of practicing the most mundane cuts in interesting ways. For example, I created a maze on a square plate and practiced parallel straight...
I find properly finished damascus beautiful, but if I were spending Purdey level coin on one of their guns I would be telling them what it looked like not vice versa. And that look would not include grotesque swirl patterns on the locks. It would involve my choice of the finest engraving on...
Too bad. I liked the autopay because I'm lazy and forgetful . But I accept we have to put in a bit more effort to make up for the impact of those members of society on the left limb of the bell curve. I dislike people who blame others for their flaws. Thanks for all your work on the Cafe.
While not that specific engraver, for examples you might find it useful to browse past catalogs at Holts auctioneers on line. In some cases in their standard bidding auctions they have very high resolution images that you can zoom in on to the point where you can see individual cuts.
I came across an interesting microscope n one of Malcolm Appleby's Instagram posts. It appears to be a Mantis Elite which seems to use a digital display rather than traditional eyepieces. Has anyone had any experience with this piece of equipment?
I've seen this in many walks of life.
There are exceptions to the rule of cheaper isn't better, but sadly people tend to assume the exceptions are the rule. That's different from looking for a good price on a good thing. When people ask me why I'm willing to spend more on somethings my standard...
Yes I saw those and had the same thought but importation would probably be a nightmare and I'm nowhere near ready to try something like that. If it were easier and cheaper I'd think about acquiring such for a future project.
I recently posted an Instagram link to images of Malcolm Appleby's Kalahari gun.
If you like his engraving style then there's an opportunity to take a look at some moderately high resolution images of his Phoenix gun at the Gavin Gardiner website. It's going up for auction at the end of the...