1. Artist007

    Engraving my first Spyderco knife, sculpture technique

    Hello all. I was going to wait until I was done to post anything about this, but I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. I'm putting the skills I learned from Sam Alfano's Deep Relief Sculpture Engraving video to good use. The skull is about 1.125" tall. The scrolls will be standard line...
  2. Keeling_Machines

    Critique Request Translucent powdercoating over engraving

    I tried an experiment today with translucent powdercoating over ink rubbed engraving on mild steel. I think this finishing opens up a lot of different options rather than just blueing or greying! I’m not sure how this will work with inlay but I’m planning to test it out. Please let me know what...
  3. Jan Hendrik

    Announcement: My engraving design tutorials

    Hi everyone! I just uploaded my second scroll drawing tutorial on my YouTube channel. My aim is to upload one video a week to my channel covering topics on design, engraving, goldsmithing, gem setting and knife making. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or requests. Here is the link...
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    Ron Smith Book

    Yep, I got one! I cant speak for anyone else but myself. What a great book. Not just for the engraving, drawing, but I totally agree with him in his relationship between Creation, the Creator God, and that we were created to create. We as humans , if we accept the mission were created in the...
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    Speed Drawing of Some Practice Scrollwork

    Hey everyone! Merry Christmas! I don't get time to do much artistic engraving anymore but I have been enjoying drawing on my IPad Pro using the Apple Pencil and an incredible app called Procreate. It will record every stroke that you make and can output a video on demand. Here is one I did...
  6. DakotaDocMartin

    Scroll Constipation

    My wife was in a women's clothing store doing some shopping and I noticed this horrible conglomeration of scrolls in the window. Scrolls should invoke feelings of flow, harmony, symmetry, etc. The first word that came to mind was "constipation". :eek:
  7. Hora

    Critique Request First drawing results

    Here are my first drawing results after the lessons from Sam. I the first one I was just trying to get as much layers in a drawing as I could. The second drawing I’ve made to engrave. I would appreciate your comments to the sketches.
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    Smith scrolls - revisited

    My computer had a very bad virus for the past week, so I wasn't able to post any of my ongoing drawings from R. Smith's "Advanced Drawing of Scrolls." So here are what I've been able to do thus far. Sorry for so many images!! This afternoon, Attila said that he'd give me a C+ for these. (I...
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    Copying Smith - #3

    Great help, suggestions and oberservations from you guys and gals really help me with this ongoing effort. Tnx! Here are the latest in my quest to become a 'Scroll Master.' CC welcomed!
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    I gotta big but...

    I was at the Scroll Meister's studio last evening for my thrice-a-week whipping. I have been assiduously working on my poor little scrolls, hoping to one day get some kind of nod or wink of approval from Ron. And I finally did!! I had three pages of scrolls I had done for homework awaiting...