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wrightbuiltarmory 06-02-2012 01:21 AM

hand engraving
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joseph engraver 06-02-2012 11:38 PM

You have a long way to go ,but you are headed in the right direction.

wrightbuiltarmory 06-03-2012 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by joseph engraver
You have a long way to go ,but you are headed in the right direction.

Thanks so lets see some of your stuff

joseph engraver 06-03-2012 02:07 PM

Some of my stuff
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A few guns I engraved,are youworking with a hammer and a chisel?

wrightbuiltarmory 06-03-2012 03:51 PM

Fordom tool actually

joseph engraver 06-03-2012 06:57 PM

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If you are serious you need better tools, check out the hand engraving forums.Here is more stuff.

wrightbuiltarmory 06-04-2012 12:54 PM

Yes i know IM using a grs system now which is OK on wood but looking in to the Lindsay system for metal work

cre10 06-04-2012 04:33 PM

Wow, Joseph, excellent work! You can tell who the professional and who the novice is :) That is really good work!

Just on average how long does it take you to do a pistol? rifle? It looks very time consuming. How long have you been engraving?

Wright, maybe practice some more in some coloring books ;)

droes 06-04-2012 09:06 PM

I have recently purchased a Lindsay graver and love it. I am a 19 year old machinist and love working with my hands. I purchased it because I don't have anything better to do when I am not at work and I don't have enough money to buy a milling machine and a lathe, and I want to be a gunsmith in the near future. It is a relatively cheap investment compared to buying a mill and lathe to work on.

joseph engraver 06-05-2012 01:41 AM

Thank youCre10,I worked as a pro engraver for 27 yrs.Was once the Chief engraver of Winchesters Custom shop.I am retired from engraving now and live in Mexico.I never counted hours in my work.I counted days,some pieces took 40 others 100 or so.
Dros,you have great equipment,I recommend you forget about being a gunsmith and concentrate on engraving,Better work, money, and less hassels,I have been both.
Have a great day

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