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Engraving a Classic Adams Trout Fly eBook

Check out Tom’s new eBook tutorial, Engraving a Classic Adams Trout Fly. If you’re one of the many engravers who love fly fishing, then this is for you! All for the princely sum of $2.99 (USDollars). Engraving a Classic Adams Trout Fly eBookDownload … Continue reading

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Making Gold Cherry Blossom Inlays for Engravers

Check out Tom’s new eBook tutorial, Making Gold Cherry Blossom Inlays for Engravers If, like me, you’re fascinated by hand crafts from the past, here’s how to create your own elegant inlaid precious metal cherry blossom works of art from Japanese art … Continue reading

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Making Buckskin Pouches and Bags – Simplified Instructions eBook

Check out Tom’s new eBook, Making Buckskin Pouches and Bags – Simplified Instructions If, like me, you’re fascinated by hand crafts from the past, here’s how to easily make your own buckskin pouches and bags that were EDC (everyday carry) … Continue reading

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Tom’s eBook, Celtic Line Drawing – Simplified Instructions

Celtic Line Drawing – Simplified Instructions Check out Tom’s new eBook, Celtic Line Drawing – Simplified InstructionsIf, like me, you’re fascinated by the elegant and timeless over and under weavings of the ancient Celts, there’s how to create your own Celtic … Continue reading

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Just Published! Tom’s eBook, Celtic Line Drawing – Simplified Instructions

Celtic Line Drawing – Simplified Instructions is now available in paperback at Amazon.com. Here’s a direct link:https://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Line-Drawing-Simplified-Instructions/dp/1090953593/ eBook – Kindle and Windows Users download here (Please Note: Kindle version for iPad/iPhone/Mac does not render correctly): Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Scribd, and … Continue reading

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Nightmare Frog Pocket Fetish Tutorial

CNC milling the “Nightmare Frog Pocket Fetish” in tellurium copper. I fought with computer modeling this monster all weekend! Here’s what the CNC was milling beneath the coolant bath. The “Nightmare Frog Pocket Fetish” in tellurium copper. This side needs … Continue reading

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Tree Frog Skeleton Dogtag Tutorial

Starting a frog skeleton dogtag project on a Grade 1 titanium Boker-brand blank. I begin by cutting the outlines, then inlaying the 24 karat pure gold. Removing the background on the titanium frog skeleton dogtag. A pretty big job… Here’s … Continue reading

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WESN Knife Koi Tutorial

I’m baaaaack! Starting a Japanese-style koi engraving on a sweet little WESN folding knife. The Grade 5 titanium (6Al4V) scale is pretty tough stuff, but this little neck knife is so nice I’ll suffer through! Adding 24 karat gold inlays … Continue reading

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Copper Crab Pocket Fetish Tutorial

Beginning a tellurium copper pocket fetish with the previous crab theme. However, I first have to cut the design on the back side, because if I cut the front side first, I’ll never get the piece square and flat in … Continue reading

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Knapped Push Dagger Tutorial

Time to start another knife project. I think this will be a small push dagger, in knapped steel style with my nasty “ripper edge. Grinding my signature “knapped steel” flake scars into 3/16 inch thick 1084 steel, followed by differential … Continue reading

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