Category Archives: Hand Engraving

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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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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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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Dragonfly Hobo Nickel Tutorial

I need a little timeout from the hummingbird skull reliquary, so here’s the start of a fun Hobo Nickel with a gold dragonfly. I’m leveling out Jefferson’s head with a punch and abrasive stones, and beginning the engraving. Inlaying a … Continue reading

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