Ken Hunt thread - engraving and artwork

sam

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"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."
 

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Many thanks Sam. I will send a short video if I can figure out how to do one on my phone and have my wife do it. BIG learning curve for the both of us.
 

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Been studying this thread all morning.....my mind is numb! At least I finished one knife before starting reading and studying.

Bill
 
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"damascening - the size is small look at the pencil lead , you may see the marks around the horse & rings that is the hatching burnished away , this is a crude test demo piece for testing"

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"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"

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"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 !"

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"Showing how a thin sheet of gold can be damascened over an engraved design . This is just a demo not a finished piece 2000inch thick gold ,a hairs width or can be a bit thinner"

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"Winston Churchill#I cut the die for this by hand 1966 , it was cut in reverse as done before pantograph machines , very deep"

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" I put my friends name on it for he was the maker Battle of Britain 1940"
I love this inlaid dividers! I it strange that my fav piece thus far?! Haha ♥
 

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