FULL TIME HAND ENGRAVER WANTED - Near Atlanta, GA. Contact Bill Oyster @ Oyster Fly Rods. Bill is a fine fellow, and AWESOME hand engraver and rod builder, and this could be a fantastic opportunity for the right person. He's ready to hire!
Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods
Valentina came from Bogota, Columbia to spend a week in my studio learning new hand engraving techniques. She was originally trained in Italy using old world methods. She did great and was a pleasure to instruct.
I love my job!
Not a major discovery, but an important one nonetheless. My Canon ImageClass 1620 with 121 toner transfers weaker than my old Canon printer that used 120 toner. On a hunch I bought an aftermarket toner cartridge on Amazon for $30 (vs $175 for Canon brand) and it prints and transfers beautifully...
NOTE: Some design transfer experience is highly recommended. For optimum results you should have an inkjet or laser printer which is capable of copying these design sheets and producing acceptable transfers. The designs are printed on paper and can be transferred to the metal with acetone...
It’s rare to see photos of Churchill’s engraving much less to find a piece on eBay. The seller did a rush job, took extremely bad photos, and said the engraving could have been done by Lynton McKenzie but couldn‘t confirm it. I grabbed it because I was pretty sure it was Wìnston’s work, despite...
Years ago I remember Alexandre Sidorov talking about switching to a coarse grit sharpening from his usual high polish sharpening, and finding that it extended the life of the graver. I also think Sam Welch might have agreed on that and used something similar. I wish I could find that old thread...
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Trailer for my new video Deep Relief Sculpting Master Class.
I have a few pre-release DVDs burned and ready to ship. The retail DVDs will be available in a few weeks. The content is the same. The only difference is the packaging.
The video includes my practice design that you can transfer and...
This has been in the queue for a long time and it's finally coming to fruition. Deep relief sculpting on a stainless steel pendant. If you've not done sculpting, it's one of the most satisfying forms of hand engraving there is. Details will be made available later.
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