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So I bought an Airgraver...(engraving content)

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by WValtakis, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I took Basic/Advanced Engraving and Inlay courses back in the '90s, figured what the heck...;)

    First cuts in 20 years...
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    Getting the hang of controlling this thing...:)

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    Also got this to play with:D

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    Stay tuned...
    ~Chip
     
  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 6, 2000
    Nice cuts, for not having engraved for a while.
    I have a GRS System 3 pneumatic setup, and a couple of NGravers.
    The Lindsey stuff is nice.
     
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  3. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yep, my wife has the GRS system and attended the class in Emporia, KS. DM
     
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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I have a Generation 2 version of the Sting sword from Lord of the Rings that I picked up at least a decade ago. It's a full on combat ready replica, but they didn't do any of the engraving on it...I think I'm going to fix that:)

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    Did a bunch more practice, then started on Sting...outlines of the work area cut and inked.
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    First two "letters" done :)
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    One side done

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    Not sure what's gonna go here yet probably some knotwork...or maybe oak leaves...

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    ~Chip
     
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  5. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 6, 2000
    Standard or palm control?
     
  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Standard (Lindsay classic) w/ foot control.
     
  7. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    667
    Nov 14, 2014
    Very nice work, and awesome sword!
     
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Did some work on the sheath and pommel...
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    ~Chip
     
  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I think it needs some shading...

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    And leaves I think...

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    ~Chip
     
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Got the leaves cut in, still not sure if I want shading...kinda like the stark lines. I think I've found the theme...seems fitting for Sting...

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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Aluminum practice plate

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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Queen Cutlery Big Chief

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    ~Chip
     
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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    ~Chip
     
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  15. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    That's awfully nice work. I took the NRA course in Gun Engraving when taught at Trinidad Jr. College in Colorado yrs ago. Wish I had continued.
     
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  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks! My courses were the NRA courses as well, at Lassen college with John Baraclough...23 years ago. No reason you can't pick up where you left off ;).

    ~Chip
     
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  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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    ~Chip
     
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  18. Bladegunner

    Bladegunner Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    Jul 28, 2016
    Great work, must be nice to have a talent other than spending money....
     
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  19. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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    Some practice on a fender washer:)

    ~Chip
     
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  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004

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