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what is a good metal engraving kit? i am looking to start doing some engraving on motorcycle parts (motor parts, frame parts ....etc...) what is a good kit to buy to do it? my dremel isnt really working the way id like to. im asking for one for xmas just need some ideas to give to my girlfriend. let me know. thanks!
 

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I'd be afraid to do some engraving on something like a knuckle, some high dollar parts to be messing up.
 

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wish i had a knuckle to mess up its just a sporty motor so parts are easy enough to find.
 

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I asked around to friends for unusable parts that were busted up or toast.

I got a free custom alloy rim that was bent way beyond repair, a primary cover that had been slid down the road, and a seriously cracked shovel roacker box to practice my engraving on.

I hate fu*king up good parts.

oh, and check here...
http://www.engraverscafe.com/
 

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its not even about having the engravings on my bike its just really got me interested in the process. just like pin striping the more i do it the better i get, sure i could have had someone do it but i like actually learning the process of these types of art.
 

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its not even about having the engravings on my bike its just really got me interested in the process. just like pin striping the more i do it the better i get, sure i could have had someone do it but i like actually learning the process of these types of art.
Oh I know... I want to do all this stuff myself too... leather work and engraving are my latest fascinations!:)
 

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i hear you nate. im the same kind of dude. let me know what tools you go with cause i am about to do the same.
 

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its not even about having the engravings on my bike its just really got me interested in the process. just like pin striping the more i do it the better i get, sure i could have had someone do it but i like actually learning the process of these types of art.
you have the makings of a true artist there Nate!

btw....I'd suggest starting with a chizel & a chasser hammer over spending $2500.00 for an air engraver like I did.

they do have a big learning curve, and it was not as natural feeling to me as I thought it wouldda been. (I've been a professional custom pinstriper/signguy for over 30 years now)

'course, if money's no big deal to ya........then go for it.
 

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Unbelievably cool, can't even imagine the amount of detail and talent that went into this. I understand why you're looking into doing your own engraving, even simple pin stripe type would be great. Just out of curiosity and definite respect for the talent that went into carving a king of hearts like that. What would be the cost of having someone do something like that for you say on a air cleaner?
 

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Do a search for Don Blocksidge. His work walks circles around the guys mentioned. He uses hammer/chisel and is simply at the top. A lot of his work is on custom Lambrettas and guns.


-Jason
 
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