Gentlemen, your thoughts please ...

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by dog2000tj, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    I am looking for some opinions/suggestions/advice on my project - http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/has-begun-13053/

    What I am trying to hash out is having some laser etching done on the handguard. The upper is being built using a DPMS smooth rifle length handgaurd and I would like to have etched on either side,

    Right Side - Molon Labe
    Left Side - Est Sularus oth Mithas

    The sticking point for me is font type. I would like a block type in either Greek or Celtic but I'm having trouble finding exactly what I want. It may turn out that what I want won't be available from the etcher, but that will be a separate issue.

    Anybody out there got some input that might help?

    Thanks
     
  2. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Have you tried to go on line and surf all the free font sites out there? :D
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    When I had Canebrake laser etched on my Defender I made up the exact design I wanted and supplied the shop with a *.jpg of the script. The C is the Colt serpent letter C and the remaining was font of my choice.

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    The shop simply loads the design into the laser's computer and presto, etched.

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  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Here's some samples:

    Μολὼν λαβέ

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Molōn labe

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  5. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys, unfortunately I cannot decide on what I want and it looks as if etching the handguard won't work out like i am thinking. :eek: So the etching has been pushed aside in favor of getting her done.

    I hope to have her soon and post some pics. :D
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    You might want to check out the molon labe shop online. They have several dust covers that already have some of these quotes done on them. I ordered up one for a project I am working on that has not been revealed yet. :p

    JD
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    That's a sweet site and yes I do like some of them font's. :) I was really leaning towards a Thors Hammer font, but I don't think it was available. My thinking was I could get the handgaurd engraved/etched and then black filled. But according to Marty the etching wouldn't be deep enough and the engraving font would be too small. :(

    Well, I'm looking forward to getting her done, then I can tinker around with personalizing engravings/etchings later. :D