Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ants Miseretto part 15

Inlaying the 24 karat gold wire – I folded the wire to fit into the rear part of the inlay pocket, then annealed the wire. Above is the entire ant, with three folded wire inlays. All three ants with filled … Continue reading

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Ants Miseretto part 14

I’m back in the saddle again! I’ve installed the dagger in my engraver’s vise and used my three “ant punches” to lightly punch three ants in the shibuichi handle scale. Here’s a closer view, just lightly punched.  I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Titanium part 3

Finally finished.  I sculpted the other moth using a flat graver and a fairly large hardened steel punch.  I did finally go with stippling the background with a sharp, four sided punch, but initially had some problems with the steel … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Titanium part 2

Moving along, I did a little more today.  Above, I’ve removed all of the background. Here, I’ve finished sculpting the right hand moth. And another quick and dirty inking.  Rather than the scribble texture, I may try stippling the background. … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Titanium

I have been curious about engraving 6ALV4 Titanium.  A lot of high end knives are available using this titanium alloy for the handle scales.  It has a bad reputation among engravers, so I thought I would experiment with some and … Continue reading

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New Engraving Tool

I’ve been gone for the past month for family reasons, so had to suspend my work until now.  Just before I left, I received my new Lindsay Nitro G20 AirGraver, and had just enough time to play with for a … Continue reading

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