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    Third bulino attempt

    Still have lots to do on this little fella, so I'll see how far I can get with hiding everything. Next one will not be lined like this, that's for sure. If I hadn't lined it when I did the elephant, this one would have looked quite different from the start. But I do think this is being good...
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    Third bulino attempt

    Bit more progress...started the background to see if I can hide those lines a bit. Looks like a bit of a mess right now, but I promise I will clean everything up...;)
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    Third bulino attempt

    They are crude, but do the job, hahaha
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    Third bulino attempt

    Thank you...will be a while before I am done though. Few hours here...few hours there. Marc
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    Third bulino attempt

    Thank you very much, means alot. Marc
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    Third bulino attempt

    Can't take credit for that, as I used a reference picture to reproduce the "framework" so to speak. I tend to like that way of working when doing somewhat realistic work. Less mistakes slip in when doing so, so less to correct halfway through shading. Marc
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    Third bulino attempt

    In the reference picture I used, the background is almost black on the top half of the image. The bottom is more a grassy slightly out of focus type of background. So I think I'll keep to that and see if it hides that line. Marc
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    Third bulino attempt

    Thanks to all taking the time to have a look and reply. It is much appreciated. I included some pictures of the gravers I used. Not the best pics, but I hope you can see clearly enough. The one with the botched up tip is the stippling "tool". In the picture with 2 gravers...the left is the...
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    Third bulino attempt

    I will get some pictures in the morning, since my kid just went to bed...hahaha. He'll be up all night if I start playing around right next door. I can sum up what I used though... The outlines were cut with a 120 degree parallel carbide graver. The hairlines within the first "layer" were cut...
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    Third bulino attempt

    So...I started another little bulino sideproject. Last one was the elephant which was really fun to do. When I started cutting the elephant, I cut the outlines for this rhino on the back of that same plate. I know that one of the comments on the elephant warned me about cutting outlines, because...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving out here...to all members who do: Happy Thanksgiving!!
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    Announcement: First Knife “A learning Experience”

    I agree with all that has been said by the others responding. You have to keep in mind that the good people of this forum are mostly engravers or jewelers by trade. Therfore they will see anything wrong(and there is ALWAYS something wrong if you look close enough). Any regular person will...
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    My first project (tsuba)

    Looks pretty good to me for doing something like this for the first time. Only thing that stands out to me are the waves. They looks more like western waves to me than japanese. In japanese art they tend to make their waves like little "fingers". Rounded at the ends. Hence the name fingerwaves...
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    Engraved Zippo practice

    The material is super thin indeed. Till now I have been making my practice plates in 3mm thick brass or steel plates. I held the zippo in thermoloc in my vice. When I was finished I found out I forgot to take out the original insert and replace it with my wooden one. The top is empty so had a...
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    Engraved Zippo practice

    Thanks for the time you took to have a good look at this one. It is much appreciated for sure. I totally agree with you on the bud being to small and that the lower left corner is somewhat empty because of how the first leaf tries to fill up that area. I should have seen that when designing...

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