Recent content by jerrywh

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    Any mistake can be fixed

    I don't know any engraver better at this than Sam Welch. Years ago Sam did a seminar on this at the FEGA show. That was the best Seminar I have ever seen to date. I use to fill some small defects in castings with a tig welder but since then use iron inlays. All forms of bluing or browning...
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    Any mistake can be fixed

    I keep hearing some say the phrase "one slip and the engraving is ruined forever" or similar phrases. I have never seen a mistake that could not be corrected in a short time. It is just a matter of learning how.
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    French gray ( grey ) finish.

    I think you will have trouble with the aluminum. The best thing to do is try it on some other piece of aluminum first. Same goes for the birchwood casey blue. Don't try it on the gun first. Acid is bad on aluminum but depends on the acid type. Hydroxide is even worse. Never heard of french...
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    Laser "engraved" Beretta

    William Morris.
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    Laser "engraved" Beretta

    Looks like Wall paper to me.
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    Bank note portrait graver.

    Thank you so much Mdengraver. Looks like I hit the jackpot on this one.
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    Bank note portrait graver.

    J.J. I have that book but it does not give info on the engraving techniques or details such as graver geometry. I doubt if anybody who knows is going to give up that info. It would have to be some engraver that works doing bank note style. This may be something that one must teach...
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    Practice Plate Portrait.

    This photo is 3 times normal size. The frame is 1" wide. Thanks guys.
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    Practice Plate Portrait.

    Man that;s really cool Marty. I gotta have some of them. I figured on doing some Apache portraits. Bring at least two sets for me.
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    Dragon crest seal engraving

    That's really good. Tricky stuff.
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    Bank note portrait graver.

    Those onglet gravers with no heel must require a back cut to make the dashes look right. Yes??
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    Practice Plate Portrait.

    Fancygun. I have a lot to learn. I'm going to get my friends to buy some of your castings for me to study. Bring lots of castings to the show. I have a friend that wants some. This guy is going for his masters. He will be real good. his name is Steve Fiddler.
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    Practice Plate Portrait.

    Fire away.
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    Bank note portrait graver.

    Yes. some of the cuts look like they may have been done with a square graver. I really admired Bob Swartley's work. I have done some etching and have seen some very fine examples but so far I am not convinced the t the banknote stuff is etched. I think it is cut. I have as many or more...
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    Bank note portrait graver.

    I have been buying and studying bank note portraits. The cuts on bank note style engraving seems t ohave been done with some sort of onglet as apposed t oa square graver. Can anybody enlighten me on this. I read a discussion involving Berry Lee Hands about this but it was never decided. Bank...
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