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Old 07-08-2014, 11:41 AM
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Default Hey Y'all from Georgia

Hey y'all! My name is Crickett. I'm from Georgia. I am completely new to engraving. I haven't even attempted it yet. Just reading and learning right now. I like to draw/sketch & paint & I do a little photography. My husband thinks I should give this a try. I have always loved engraved scroll designs.

Y'all do some awesome work here!




Here's some of my artwork.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Hey Y'all from Georgia

Welcome to the Forum!

Drawing is probably the most important skill for engravers, as much as most of us try to wish otherwise. They always say "A well-designed piece adequately cut, looks much better than a poorly designed piece expertly cut."

If you refine your location there are probably some folks near you where you can go give things a quick try.

Your absolute best thing you can do is take a class, preferably where you can try multiple ways of engraving. Even if you only get to work with one system you'll still spend a lot less on a class than you would buying everything you need to give it a real try at home.

If you do want to just give it a try look at Steve's starter kit for basic push engraving. While it's not cheap, it's pretty darn inexpensive for the world of engraving.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:42 PM
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Thanks SVD! I'm located in Northeast GA.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:44 PM
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Too bad you didn't pop up a month or two ago - you could have gone to the Engrave-In at Scott Pilkington's place. You might check with Scott to see if he has any instruction time available - he's in Monteagle, TN.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:14 PM
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Too bad you didn't pop up a month or two ago - you could have gone to the Engrave-In at Scott Pilkington's place. You might check with Scott to see if he has any instruction time available - he's in Monteagle, TN.
Thank you! I'll check into that!
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Hey Y'all from Georgia

welcome to the forum, one way to give it a try is with hammer and chisel, just make sure you learn the basics.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:22 AM
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Crickett,Knowing how to draw is half the battle,like Carl said hammer chisel & burin would be a good way to start. J.J.
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