Category Archives: Carving

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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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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Skull Cache Pocket Fidget Toy and Pocket Fetish Tutorial

Starting a tellurium copper pocket fidget toy and fetish. Quarter inch thick tellurium copper – this stuff machines, engraves and carves really well! None of the gummy/smeary problems ordinary copper has. Marking out and cutting the blank to size. I’ll … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Skull Reliquary

Starting a new reliquary project. This is the first of several elements, a 1075 carbon steel blade in my signature “knapped steel” style. Using a small drum sander, I’m carving in the flake scars that would be left from knapping … Continue reading

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When god was a Woman Earrings

I’ve always loved the prehistoric “Venus” carvings, so I decided to make a press forming die for some Venus of Willendorf earrings, and maybe some other uses. Above is my computer model of the Venus of Willendorf, originally sculpted in … Continue reading

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