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Old 12-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BillDeShivs View Post
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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Why do you say that?
Originally Posted by BillDeShivs View Post
Crooked scrolls, single dimension work with rudimentary shading.

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.
Thats what I started thinking after I posted it, but I'm sort of a perfectionist so I thought I was just being picky, Guess not. Here is a much better example of engraving.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:30 AM   #12
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go to the engraving fourm do a search for your area I'm sure you can find someone close bue
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