Category Archives: Hand Engraving

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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