1. S

    thicker wire inlay - should I stick with hand tools or get a pneumatic graver?

    Hello, looking for advice on this topic. I should preface this by saying I am a blacksmith doing inlay work on steel pretty much exclusively. I practice a kind of niche Japanese inlay style known as Kaga-Zogan. The problem is is that it's.. very slow. And as I'm maybe 75% self taught I'm...
  2. Jesse Harrington

    Metal inlays in wood

    Does anyone have experience and or tips for inlaying metal or metal wire into wood? I want to inlay and then engrave metal into my wood grips….below is the gun and the design. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Golabekrafts

    Second silver inlay practice

    Hello everyone! Just thought I’d share this quick video I made during my practice work today. This is my second attempt at making a silver inlay moon in wrought iron. The practice is for a tsuba I have planned out. Still within my first 20 hours of engraving practice, I accidentally broke a tip...
  4. A

    Process/Tips/Resources to achieve this inlay style

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend me some books, videos, resources where I can learn more about how to achieve something like the image below (gold details on side of ring). Anyone know the process how this was achieved? I want to learn the technique for jewelry purpose. I...
  5. mvangle

    2017 FEGA Seminar DVDs now available at FEGA.COM

    I am pleased to announce the 2017 FEGA Seminar DVDs are now available for purchase at FEGA.COM #63 Gold Inlay Technics by Master Engraver Bob Evans. $42.00 #64 Bulino Engraving By Master Engraver Simone Fezzardi $42.00 Set of #63 & #64 $56.00 Both seminars were well done by...
  6. C

    Engraving Tungsten Rings

    Hi, all! This is my first post in the Engravers Cafe. Fist off I would like to thank everyone for adding their own tips and tricks. This page is a great resource. I am planning to make a wedding band for a dear friend who would like tungsten. Really my plan is to find a plain ring and...
  7. E

    Critique Request Diving head first into bulino

    With the help of Meek's engraving bible, I've been teaching myself hand push and chasing for about two years. I've always been fascinated by bulino, but I haven't had much luck finding a lot of information about how to do it. A few months ago, I came on a rough sketch of how to shape a graver...
  8. W

    Question: Rose Gold Inlay

    I have never done inlay work before and was wondering is it easy to inlay 14k rose gold? I'm looking to inlay it in a damascus ring. Also, any tips or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  9. A

    Question: curious,if anyone knows

    Are there any pieces of engraved work you have seen heard of that involves a fully plated engraved firearm with inlaying applied after plating. It would be a gold plate and platinum inlay and silver plate with gold inlays. All inlays after plating. Any info on this is appreciated.
  10. Chujybear

    Heat treating after inlay

    I understand that those of you working on guns will do all of your finishing work, including inlay, before shipping it out for various surface treatments. I am assuming that this does Not include any hardening. That's my question I guess.. I have had a few Damascus blades made, which...
  11. dimovengraving

    Evgeni -new works

    Here I will present my works Today i want to present to you, composition "Knife Nazgul" - Class "Aristocrat" Composition "Knife Nazgul" - Class "Aristocrat" Info: KNIFE: overall length 230mm, EDGE: 120mm, high quality steel (56t. HRC), gilding (24k) metal...
  12. Roger Keagle

    Question: Inlays, gold and other metals...

    I know this may be a dumb question, but hey, this is me learning here.... What do I do when I want to taper off an inlay to nothing....see you guys doing it, but have not found any one telling how it is done...closest I got was a bout some dog hair that needed a similar treatment. Also...

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