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Old 07-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
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Can you do it on other than a flat surface?

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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Really, Why?
No offense and this is just my opinion....

For me, the measure of a truely good craftsman is what he ( or she ) accomplishes using their own two hands. Engraving is an art form. Again, my opinion, but anyone can perform the work you've shown using your machine just like anyone can be an Ansel Adams using photo shop software... I guess what killed it for me is when they came out with laser engraving.. Just looks cold to me...
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I understand your point old man, but at the same time these things do have a place in the world. There are NFA items that have to be engraved, I would hate to pay what a guild craftsman would charge to put a few letters and numbers on a Suppressor.
I like it alot. Wish like heck I could afford one.

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I understand your point old man, but at the same time these things do have a place in the world. There are NFA items that have to be engraved, I would hate to pay what a guild craftsman would charge to put a few letters and numbers on a Suppressor.
I like it alot. Wish like heck I could afford one.
I think you miss understood me.. The engraving that I am talking about is the "art" engraving.. Not the type you are refering too.
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I guess I did. Sorry bout that.

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I have much respect for anyone that can do this type of engraving by hand, and I don't think I've seen any CNC machine rotary or laser engraver do work that can be compared to a hand engraved piece. I mean you can tell the difference, no comparison at all. I just wanted to see how much detail I could actually do with a rotary CNC machine and not just serial numbers or initials. The dragon is a custom design so there was some effort put into it, not just clip-art or a template. Taken at face value I think it came out pretty good :-). This type of engraving (cnc engraving) would probably be ideal for the mass-market for those who want a nice looking piece but don't have the $$$ for it, as opposed to hand engraving which would go for a higher value. I imagine a much much higher value.

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this is the kind of engraving the old man is talking about...


engraving is becoming a lost art due to modern technoligy.
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this is the kind of engraving the old man is talking about...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNBK4zKGZps&feature=related

engraving is becoming a lost art due to modern technoligy.
Precisely St... As we advance and tech gets better and better, we tend to forget the "personal" touch that went into making things special and collectable. No offense but there's a reason why tube amps are still prefered over solid state.. More "warmth" in the music produced by a tube over a solid state transistor... Same with hands on engraving.. You know the artist put something into the work rather than a cold machine punching out "Pete and Re-Pete" items...

Maybe that's why I'll never buy lazer etched collectables... Just so impersonnal and mass produced... NO SOUL
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Regardless of how it was accomplished, I like the work. I have no desire to dress up my guns, but if I did, I would be sending you a PM.

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