working while staying at home

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today is a really great day for the schooling here....thanks for sharing insight into what makes beautiful engravings from all the gm's.paps
 

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Well Kansas is now on mandatory stay at home orders which changes nothing for me been practicing for this nearly 20 years. I finished up the most expensive 250 dollar shotgun in Kansas. 1897 Winchester I actually told the customer that when he talked to me about the job did not deter him. This was a used up trap grade black diamond. Charcoal blued the frame and rust blued the rest.
Marty had a great idea for this thread come on people show us what your doing. I know Marty and ZZ and others set the bar pretty high but more people have to be working don't be shy.
Leland
 

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Looks real good Leland Now that you are staying home you will be doing more engraving to combat the cabin fever. But don't forget to step outside and get some fresh air a few times a day.
I don't know about setting the bar pretty high here. i know people are doing whatever engraving be it practice plates of regular "real" work. So I just thought this would be a good avenue for everyone no matter what ability level to just keep in touch through our work. Like you said, don't be shy
 

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Marty, thanks for the comments. Yes I have several small jobs, knives, spurs I have been putting off started on them yesterday. I finished a lettering job that I was dreading,I hate lettering. There are several more big jobs in the safe now,full restorations with engraving. Where I live social distancing is easy 9 miles to the nearest town where you can buy things.
JMiller the 94 looks good i don't know when it was made but you know some can't be hot blued right. Rust blue it you can do it yourself with minimal equipment.
Dave, thanks for posting your revolver. We want to see the finished product when you can.
Mattymo, I really like the flow of your scroll, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Adder,SamW,Very nice progress the end results will be fun to see.
Thanks to all and stay safe,Leland
 
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A little late to the party but il join in too this is kind of an oddball piece I'm working on for a corn cob pipe modding contest called cobfoolery this is part of a system pipe called the aristocob first 3 pics are of the cut cap last 3 are the sketches for the design
 

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JMiller the 94 looks good i don't know when it was made but you know some can't be hot blued right. Rust blue it you can do it yourself with minimal equipment.
Thanks, It’s pre-64... early 60’s. Have thought about doing myself, under the circumstances with a little more spare time on hand I think I will.
 

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Immortal What a concept With everything going on today i wish we were all immortal for sure
Stay well everyone and post some more pictures
 
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