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I've always wanted an engraver...
But, I don't really even know what they look like or where to get one.
(eBay...? Hahahah[probably])

Or is it just a die grinder and the "surface application" to make it black?

(always just thought about using a dremel)
 

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I've always wanted an engraver...
But, I don't really even know what they look like or where to get one.
(eBay...? Hahahah[probably])

Or is it just a die grinder and the "surface application" to make it black?

(always just thought about using a dremel)
This is what happens when someone tries to copy my work using a die grinder!



The surface application I use is a heat treated gunsmithing epoxy.

AND, Hey there HD74!!!!Good to see you still around!!
 

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Neat-o cheat-o, thanks for all the pics!

I am jealous.

Not an emotion I like, but one that I'm becoming very familiar with thanks to this board.
:)
 

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That is some very impressive work, keep posting!
 

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Very nice work, like the oil tank site glass. Very cool
 

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Your work is real cool man. Very tough looking. Antique. I like!

May have been covered already, but what tools are you using? Pnuematic graver? By hand?

I've seen those "ride free" ones that other cat tried to do. He just needs a LOT more practice. I've had decent success with the dremel approach.

Anyhow... WAY cool. I'd love to know more about that epoxy you use.
 

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Your work is real cool man. Very tough looking. Antique. I like!

May have been covered already, but what tools are you using? Pnuematic graver? By hand?

I've seen those "ride free" ones that other cat tried to do. He just needs a LOT more practice. I've had decent success with the dremel approach.

Anyhow... WAY cool. I'd love to know more about that epoxy you use.
I use a GRS and a Shofu. The epoxy is a gunsmithing epoxy from Brownells. I heat the piece prior to application and cure in a small oven. Eventually the finish wears off the high points and produces a Petina effect. The brass then turns color over time and produces it's own petina as the epoxy wears away. Works out really nice!
 

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Don't get me wrong, I don't knock the guy for trying. I can only hope I served as some inspiration and he continues to work on it if he enjoys it. I really dig when people are creative and do something about it!!

This is what happens when someone tries to copy my work using a die grinder!



The surface application I use is a heat treated gunsmithing epoxy.

AND, Hey there HD74!!!!Good to see you still around!!
 
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