This is what happens when someone tries to copy my work using a die grinder!I've always wanted an engraver...
But, I don't really even know what they look like or where to get one.
Or is it just a die grinder and the "surface application" to make it black?
(always just thought about using a dremel)
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!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.
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!!