Haraga, I was a construction welder for 16 years, and an Ironworker for 10 years prior to that. Thats where the title came from.
I have always enjoyed doing pen and ink sketches, and have gotten the engraving bug. I have been purchasing engraving equipment over the last year and have enjoyed the transition.
Welcome aboard. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like and to post pictures of your work. It's always nice to see where people are at. There is every level of experience here from brand new beginners to master engravers. The big thing is to just enjoy doing it.
Actually Abigail, you've got lots of skills in 'the engraving world'. Ok, so none of them involve actually doing the engraving - minor matter. Doesn't matter how good Sam's work is if no one ever sees it or hears about it. Heck, the skills you show in keeping this forum running are extremely valuable to 'the engraving world'.