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Old 12-06-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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I would love to be able to do some engraving on come of my guns. But I'm just now sure where I can learn any if this. Anyone got any ideas?

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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NRA sponsors programs at a bunch of schools during the summer term. One of those is engraving.

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Hand Engraving and Jewelry Tools from GRS // For Hand Engravers, Jewelers, Artists and more // Find Supplies and Equipment has engraving classes.
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Not to turn you away from it (because it is a nice thing to learn) but engraving is a difficult trait to master. To master it usually takes years-decades. If you are just wanting to do a few simple things on your guns, then those classes should be alright, but if you want to learn to do the type of engraving in the pic, prepare for a lot of practice. Once again, not trying to turn you a way from it, just letting you know a little bit more about it. Have fun in the classes.

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Hand Engraving and Jewelry Tools from GRS // For Hand Engravers, Jewelers, Artists and more // Find Supplies and Equipment
Modern equipment has made learning tool control much easier than ever. Learning the artwork is the difficult part.
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Yea I'm just trying to learn the basics just so I can do minor work on my gun such as engraving my name and a little design here and there. The more I do it the more I'll get better at it just like everything else

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GRS schools are taught by master engravers. Whether a student acquires the skills to do excellent engraving depends on many factors.
The engraved 1911 pictured is rather crudely engraved.

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The engraved 1911 pictured is rather crudely engraved.
Why do you say that?
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What kind of machine do they use to engrave

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Why do you say that?
Crooked scrolls, single dimension work with rudimentary shading.


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Engraving can be done with a simple hand, powered chisel.
There are pneumatic and mechanical powered mini "jackhammers" that make the work much easier and predictable, but these machines don't dictate the lines that are cut. The engraver still has to direct them.
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