I have fully engraved a Colt MK IV Series 80 in stainless steel. I do not recommend it. I spent more time sharpening than cutting. The gun seemed to be uniform in hardness. It is possible to engrave, but the hardness takes nearly every ounce of fun out of the cutting.
Lee did not mention that his fine engraving was also the recipient of several awards including the "Best Engraved Shotgun" and "Best Engraved Modern gun" , and that he gave a seminar on shading engraving entitled "Only the Shadow Knows" that was very informative.
Congratulations and thank you Lee!
Thanks for a fun and informative video.
Is the background sound when you are cutting, the limestone ringing from the vibration? (a similar sound when you were using a hand chisel). It reminds of the sound a piece of granite makes just before it become lots of smaller pieces.
You would think it would at the least have "Purdey" painted on the door. If I am going to be a snob, I want the "common man" to see what brand of possessions I have (They probably won't know the name and definitely not the "star-burst" emblem anyway). Of course you could add that, along with...
The laws I am familiar with only are concerned with the serial number not being altered (this could be interpreted as saying we could not inlay a S/N with gold, (hopefully common sense and sensible reasoning prevail)). My interpretation (and many others) is that all other information can be...
John B ask-
"But I am unfamiliar with the green block in the background of your photograph.
Am I correct to assume it is something available from machine shop suppliers?
What is it called and who makes it. please?"
I can get a lot in a little space with these from Gesswein -...
Several of you mention silence - It is no longer much of an option for me - I seem to have a built-in background noise that is not much fun to hear - tinnitus. At one time it reminded me of crickets or cicadas and was not too loud - now it more akin to a tiny chorus of screamers.
I agree with...
" Will now be able to ship it back to my client "
Marty - After so much work goes into a piece -
Do you get any Postpartum Depression when you send a project back to a client?
It is a mighty, mighty fine example of engraving!
You guys are keeping me in awe!
I'm just getting back from several weeks with bronchitis - and tried some rose n scroll on a Rocco Chicarilli knife to get back in the swing of things.
I appreciate the "English scroll", but it isn't my "cup of tea".
Keep up the fine work while social...
Actually the Best Modern Gun Engraving last year, Yes, thanks!
Congratulations and thanks to you John - the Emerging Artist award is now known as the John Barraclough Award!
We all hope you can make it to the 40th celebration!
The FEGA Convention is the greatest for those of us affected by the engraving bug. Great people - it is fun, inspiring, and definitely worthy of attending.
Two new Master Engravers were certified out of those 5 members that applied - (Voted on by Master Engravers in attendance).