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Old 01-16-2010, 02:26 AM
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I had been after Steve Lindsay for one of his very kewel damascus handles, which add a little heft and a lot of style to my PC.
And I thought perhaps you would like to see where I went with it.

1.After dividing the PC into quadrilateral sections I laid out the leaves by the "Inductive Layout " method with consistent lattice crossing leaf angles, and then drew in the scrolls and started cutting holes for stems and leaves.
2. Then I applied the stems, and started measuring, transfering and cutting leaves.
3. Next were added more leaves, The stems are trimmed and the leaves are burnished until flat.
4. then I etched the Damas with nitric acid
5, A,B, and C,This looks pretty good, but needs a little something. . . .
6. Into the salts, for a little blackin. . .
7. AHHH smells like my great Aunts home cooking, she was an anarchist you know.
8. Looks pretty sweeeet. . .



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Old 01-16-2010, 03:45 AM
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I had been after Steve for one of his very kewel damascus handles, which add a little heft and a lot of style to my PC.
ANd I thought I should show you where I went with it.

1.After I divided the PC into squares I laid out the leaves by the "Inductive Layout " method in consistent lattice crossing angle, and then I drew in the scrolls and started cutting holes for stems and leaves.
2. Then I applied the stems, and started measuring, transfering and cutting leaves.
3. Next I added more leaves, burnished them until flat.
4. then I etched the Damas with nitric acid
5, A,B, and C,This looks pretty good, but needs a little something. . . .
6. Into the salts, for a little blackin. . .
7. AHHH smells like my great Aunts home cooking, she was an anarchist you know. . .
8. Looks pretty sweeet. . . .




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Old 01-16-2010, 04:05 AM
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What a tool tart
Dare you work with it now? very nice indeed.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:37 AM
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WOW Barry, now you need some Diamond in the brass plugs...
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:39 AM
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Barry Friend, ..... very beautiful work. You are a person with great talent and his work inspiring.




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Old 01-16-2010, 05:12 AM
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Wauw, That is soooo good looking
You being not the only one thinking about engraving the handle are the first to do it and show pictures and setting the bar sky high
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:21 AM
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Barry,
That's fabulous.And have run out of words...!

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Old 01-16-2010, 05:45 AM
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That IS exceptionally nice Barry. It does make me wonder if the gold will wear down quickly from usage being as soft as it is?

Pleasure seeing your work as always,
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:53 AM
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:38 AM
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hi Barry .. thanks for posting your work , beautiful as always .. Ron p

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:12 AM
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Barry...Will you be selling those at Tiffany or Norstroms? Absolutely Beautiful for the man who has everything!!! Keep up the good work.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:22 AM
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OH Man!!!!! Barry You got me all jealous again, I haven’t had a chance in 6 Months to touch anything as far as engraving and it will not be for the next 5 months but this will surely keep me going. STUNNING Work

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:22 AM
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Fantastic piece of work! I am curious if you chase the patterning into the gold leaves as it appears a bit soft and rounded versus the hard edge of a V graver.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:35 AM
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That handel is tooooo nice to use.....I would spend all day studying it!

Another masterpiece..................
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:24 PM
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Yep, studying it
Barry, could you tell us how you treated the background befor inlayin?
It doesn't seem like the cross hatch cutting I would expect.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:41 PM
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another amazing work of art
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:57 PM
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Barry,
I always thought that Damascus handle was the prettiest one of the three. You have made it even prettier. (understatement of the year)!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:15 PM
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Thank you all very much.
The gold is soft, and will wear if used roughly, but if treated gently, it would be good for years.
And I have a burl, and a plastic handle also.
The pictures of the cavities are before the teeth are installed, in the usual manner.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:19 PM
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As I gaze into the eyes of greatness, I am humbled. Makes my best efforts look like I'm using a nail.....held in my toes!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:40 PM
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Fantastic piece of work! I am curious if you chase the patterning into the gold leaves as it appears a bit soft and rounded versus the hard edge of a V graver.
It's done with a round bottom for the sculpting, Steve has a template available I believe.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:53 AM
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Congratulations Barry, you're the owner of a very beautiful tool

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:41 AM
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amazing as usual. the contrast between the gold and blued damascus realy pops its awesome.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:59 AM
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Barry please excuse my ignorance when it comes to damascus and some other metal treatments, but it appears as if you are treating the steel with your camp breakfast. What is your treatment and what does it do as well what other metals will it work with.
By the way that is an outstanding job. You took an already beautifully made piece and made it really pop ! When I seen the handles at Scotts Engrave-In they were a hard item to walk away from. Once more you hit it out of the park, thank-you for showing it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:05 PM
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Incredible, as usual! Almost makes one want to hang the job on a nail (german expression..). But perfect to put anyones exigences higher and higher..
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:49 PM
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Stunning work, I become feelings being very tiny every time I see a new piece of your work, but I realize you started out somewhere yourself.... so very stimulating but I think life is to short...
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:45 AM
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Barry.
Absolutely fine. Now all has been seen. My engravingtools is for sale.
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Wow!
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:42 PM
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Holy mackrel. Simply breathtaking. Talk about the metals going hand in hand and the gold leaves are...can you say sensuous? WOW.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:48 PM
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Wow it looks yummy!!
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nitric acid and salts - unsure when to use these - as i'm just beginning, but just beautiful and wonderful work.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:34 AM
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Good grief! Amazing!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:37 AM
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Yep, amazing
You're in a different league Mr. Hands
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:30 AM
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It is a most beautiful handle, Barry!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:39 AM
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Absolutely wonderful, Barry! You turned that quality handle into a 'high end' Top custom handle! Thanks for showing the process! Regards, Paulsph
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:26 PM
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Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun to do.
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Thank you so much for the beautiful Art, truly amazing what you can do when one sets his mind to it. I aplaud you Sir...
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nice to bring class to the banging
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Incredible outcome, truly awesome! Well done
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Barry, if you're using this, it surely must be well worn by now, no sharp edges on the gold!

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