"Here are few tips on how I have found to make the carving of oakleaves more interesting to those of you who want to carve or engrave . Nature has created many varieties of them , so that's the choice,which are the best for rendering ?!!hope it's helpful. Leave more convex than concave."
Ken Hunt has been posting more of these fantastic resources on Facebook as well...Cheryl Edstedt has been capturing all these posts and compiling them on her FaceBook wall in a photo album, with Ken's gracious permission...well worth a look if you are not on Instagram...FYI
"dividers a close up view using a loupe over the iPad lens as Sam advised, we can all learn a bit of useful tips from one another , even old dogs like me .
You can see how wires laid out and tapped down creat interesting patterns .I used .006" wire"
"here is a bone handled knife I etched in the same method as I do on steel ,drawing with resist with a pen ,when dry I use a cotton bud dipped into silver nitrate that I make by dissolving silver in nitric acid . Day light causes it to turn black or dark brown according how strong a mix , I have done it on ivory on rifles but have mislaid the photos . It would be good on guitars !"