6 MONTHS ENGRAVING,... A GIFT TO A FRIEND...

edgrabow15

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/7QAF1u7vrJG1Eqyw8 I started engraving in Dec 2018, I also have been a collector of vintage and custom Guitars, One of these small Boutique Company's in Israel that I have done a lot of Business with was and still is really instrumental ( No pun intended ) in helping me as I continue to Grieve my Wifes Passing 20 months ago ,I thought I would try and make them a small token of appreciation , I wanted to test my skills ,I realize that the design is very simple and that it does in fact Not have much actual engraving on it as far as Scroll work Leaves etc,, But I put a lot of work into the design to make it meaningful in a way to them as well as myself. The pick is inlaid with 24 K and 22 K gold to give it 2 differant colors and a bit of a differant look than just looking like a gold stamp, The border ring is copper inlay and the B&G engraving in the center of the pick is just an outline of their Logo filled in by a diamond pointed stippling tool to give it some flash, than I put a high polish on it, I need to start showing stuff and hearing criticism so sock it to me guys, Most all mistakes that you see I've already spotted and have made notes on ways not to duplicate them in the future.
 

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That's just a wonderful piece of work and it was great to see the process it went through to completion. Love the gold inlay in the pick and the border especially.

This is one of those times when the empty space is very powerful and puts the focus on the guitar pick and the gratitude behind its creation; just where it should be.

The photos of the Lindsay tools was a bonus to us airgraver fans.

We all go through very tough times, some a lot tougher than others. I always felt lucky that I had my engravers bench to go to, turn on the headphones and shut out everything but the work in front of me. It didn't take away the pain of loss, but for a few hours it made the world make a little bit more sense.

Allan
 

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/7QAF1u7vrJG1Eqyw8 I started engraving in Dec 2018, I also have been a collector of vintage and custom Guitars, One of these small Boutique Company's in Israel that I have done a lot of Business with was and still is really instrumental ( No pun intended ) in helping me as I continue to Grieve my Wifes Passing 20 months ago ,I thought I would try and make them a small token of appreciation , I wanted to test my skills ,I realize that the design is very simple and that it does in fact Not have much actual engraving on it as far as Scroll work Leaves etc,, But I put a lot of work into the design to make it meaningful in a way to them as well as myself. The pick is inlaid with 24 K and 22 K gold to give it 2 differant colors and a bit of a differant look than just looking like a gold stamp, The border ring is copper inlay and the B&G engraving in the center of the pick is just an outline of their Logo filled in by a diamond pointed stippling tool to give it some flash, than I put a high polish on it, I need to start showing stuff and hearing criticism so sock it to me guys, Most all mistakes that you see I've already spotted and have made notes on ways not to duplicate them in the future.
That is nice work, Ed! I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your wife.
 

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