View Full Version : Gold inlay script and block lettering on a custom rifle

09-21-2009, 02:44 PM
Hey guys ... just finished this. Figured I would turn it into a brief tutorial and make a "constructive" forum contribution today (for a change lol).

This is 24k gold lettering in a custom rifle action and barrel being built by Steven Cale of Scott Depot, West Virginia. This rifle will be one of three that Steve will be using to present to the ACGG for acceptance as full member. I am happy and honored that he asked me to come to his shop and help out.

It's a left handed action. Here, the lettering and flourishes have been cut. Some inlay has been done.


A scope shot of the next inlay to be performed .... undercut and ready.


Below is the undercutting tool which I have fabricated ... is basically a bulino graver with the bottom and top edges of the graver knocked off. It tapers to a small, offset, flat point. The offset allows you to get under the edge and displace the metal without damaging the opposite edge. For very very small inlay channels ... this is kinda important.


Below are two pieces of steel, polished, which I use to roll out the gold smaller after it has been drawn out to .26mm which is the smallest my drawplate goes. Rolling it out to approx. .20mm or under as necessary.


After pounding it in with a brass punch, shaving off excess gold with a #40 flat (with the corners dubbed off), I continue the process for the rest of letters. Some letters requiring multiple pieces as the thickness varies ...

These are Gesswein Moldmaker stones ... in 600 and 1200 grit.


The stones are used in lieu of sandpaper or a draw file as they achieve the desired level of polish while removing gold and steel at the same rate. Something sandpaper can not do. A final quick polish with 1500 grit paper and it is done ...



For the barrel .... I used block letters for the caliber ... some computer font ... which was layed out just above the wood line.

Cut and undercut the letters and the whole process begins as before ... this time with wire drawn out to .45mm.



Stoning in progress .......


Final polish with 1500 grit paper wrapped around a block .... and it's done:


Hope that was helpful ... gotta shovel mass quantities of aluminum for M/C parts now. I think I like doing this gold work a little more!! :)

09-21-2009, 03:19 PM
Great tutorial I like the detail scope shots and the stones for sanding. Thanks Chris,:thumb[1]:


09-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Great Chris, now come out of the buker get on the Old Lady for some RR...
Come on down... FL...

Eric Watson
09-21-2009, 04:09 PM
Chris that is absolutely beautiful, great tutorial. When the piece is completed don't be shy and give us a peek.:whoo[1]:

09-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Very nicely done Chris. I have to start on some big roman lettering pretty soon on the back side of an omega watch, Do I need to undercut only? No raising spikes or anything like that?


JJ Roberts
09-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Chris...I have to agree with everyone on your tutorial. Have you ever thought about getting together with Steve and creating a template of your undercutting tool? Keep up the good work.

JJ Roberts
Manassas, VA

Barry Lee Hands
09-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Nice work.

Dave London
09-21-2009, 05:33 PM
Thats one great looking job and tutorial Thanks Chris:cheers2[1]:

09-21-2009, 05:35 PM
Hello Chris! Well done and very informative! Congrats on landing such a fine project. That is quite an honor....at least in my book. I always enjoy all of your posts so don't change the way you think! :biggrin[1]:


09-21-2009, 06:54 PM
hi chris .. fantatic job , i was hoping that you would post it , you do great engraving and far better lettering job than i would have done .. ron p

Tim Wells
09-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Nice crisp lettering Chris, things get interesting swinging that barrel around don't it?

09-21-2009, 07:35 PM
I'm really happy I posted this. I almost didn't because I didn't think I took enough photos to actually make it informative. There's a lot of informative info and contributions made to this site, but I couldn't find any that actually addressed inlaid letters. Much of what I've learned has been freely passed on to me, so I have combined the best of that knowledge and have passed it on here.


Dan, it's good to know there are folks that find humor in my hopeless cynicism ... I'm a born & bred city guy livin' deep in the country - every day is load of laughs. lol If it ain't, then there's something really wrong.

Thank-you Dave and Barry ....

Hi JJ .. The undercutting tool is the same tool (and technique) that Ron Nott uses. I'm pretty sure it is similar to the tool that Roland already has a template for. I'll check with Steve to make sure we wouldn't be duplicating the same geometry. I think it's a great idea because without this type of undercutting tool, there's no way I could inlay the same fine lines that Ron does. The M42 graver is perfect for this because it can handle the tough arsenal grade steel of an action without bending or breaking as HSS or Carbide (respectively) would do under such conditions.

btw ... this is a Remington 700 action. No annealing necessary.

Jeff, there are a number of ways to undercut & inlay gold. The small cuts in the script are "V" cuts made with a square graver. In a very narrow inlay (-.2mm) , undercutting the sides is really the only way to go. When getting into the wider inlays, you have a couple of choices. On the block letters here, I chose to undercut the sides and smooth out the bottom flat. This allowed the wire to spread out across the bottom and grab the undercuts. I could have made undercuts in the bottom only and used gold sheet or flattened wire to achieve the same result. The size of your inlay will dictate what method you finally decide you use. As gold work hardens, I prefer the method that I illustrate here for wire which has been drawn down to around .5mm. The other thing to consider on a project is if you have the luxury of stoning flat the raised edges. On some projects, you may not be able to raise edges so raising burrs on the bottom is your only option.

In choosing the method I used here, I drew out 1 inch of .39 inch diameter wire to .45 millimeters. That was enough wire to inlay the caliber on the barrel and I still had about 1/2 inch of that drawn out wire left. Minimal waste/scrap.

Hi Eric, thank-you ... I'll be back at Steve's gun shop tomorrow and I'll snap a few pictures of the rifle and the progress it has made so far. The customer is a pastor here from West Virginia. In the mid 90's, he made a pilgrimage to Turkey where he was able to appropriate some beautiful Circasian walnut. I figure the project will be completed about 2 more months.

Here in the forum we have the privileged to see a lot of work by already established gun makers and engravers. I think it is really something special to see work produced by a regular guy, today, who (I believe) will someday take the place of one of the big guys. That goes for everyone in the forum here who is producing such outstanding engraving work and making every effort to be the best he/she can be.

Hey Jerry ... I sure wish I could get outta here!!! There's a bunch of great people I still need to visit .... long over due too. Gotta get the work while it's hot.

Kevin, it's all in the stones!!!! The Moldmaker and Moldmaker Plus stones conform/wear to the shape of the object being stoned. (thank Jason M. for that priceless tip)

Hi Ron ... you're the man!! The inlay tool and undercutting is all your tutoring my friend.

Hey Tim, you're not kidding. Good thing my chair has wheels so I can slide out and in when the muzzle swings by. lol


Catch ya'll later ... time to go get a Big Mac and take my Lipitor.

09-21-2009, 10:07 PM

Thanks so much for a great tutor on inlays and lettering.

Really is comming out great. I didn't see many of your bike parts but this work is just outstanding. :hurray[1]:

Thanks for sharing this and all the great hints on doing these types of inlays.


09-21-2009, 11:42 PM
Dude! Awsome thread!

Very informative and excellent inlay work!

Thank you for sharing your project and process!:cheers2[1]::yo[1]:

09-22-2009, 02:05 AM
Thanks for posting this. I have been wrestling with gold(well, copper for now) inlay for the last couple of weeks now and after I read this post here, I went back to the bench and had a little breakthrough moment. Thanks again:thankyou[1]:

09-22-2009, 05:19 AM
VERY cool Chris. The inlays and lettering look great! You are definitely on the right path to achieve your goal from what I see.

You have a LOT of talent(and I like your sarcastic style of humor too!),


09-22-2009, 08:06 AM
You are just a super guy who makes doing the hardest engraving task look ever so easy. As for your humor....don't ever change it, the chuckles are as fun to read as your engraving is to see.:biggrin[1]:
Ya, you need to get to Florida and get some sunshine. Living in those mountain bunkers limits the sunshine way too much!:welcome[1]:

09-22-2009, 11:43 AM
You did a great job on this step by step, I know what a pain it is to do fine script, especially when so many diameters of wire are required, I did a custom rifle floorplate with the owners name enlayed in script, very time consuming. Thanks for your thread, I'm sure it will help new upcomming engravers showing what it takes. GREAT JOB


Daniel Houwer
09-22-2009, 01:46 PM
Great work Chris! Thanks for showing :whoo[1]:
Amazing how you get the lettering so crisp. I have trouble just getting engraved letters nice like this, specially the roman letters.

Tom McArdle
09-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Very nice lettering Chris!

I appreciate the how to. I have shied away from that type of undercutting, but I may have to try it. Good tip on the tool steel vs. carbide...



PS Be who you are! That's how we like you! ( besides, if you don't, someone else will have to!)

09-22-2009, 03:56 PM
Hi Chris
nice work, did you say Ron P did that for you??????:thumb[1]:

09-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Nicely done Chris!

09-22-2009, 07:37 PM
Ha ha .... very funny David.

I'm happy that this was helpful to all.

Peter, Doug, Daniel ... many thanks guys.

Tom, You'll get a feel for this type of undercutting. There's always the possibility of undercutting/displacing too much which will distort the crisp, sharp edges of the letters. As long as the metal is lifted up rather than pushed to the side (under the scope), all is good. It kinda looks like crap until all of the stoning is completed. Of course, the deeper the letter, the less material will get raised. The little bit of raised material along the edges make scraping away excess gold super easy.

I also have a tendency to over-engineer this sort of inlay as these areas are typically exposed to shock and heat. But then again, a hunting rifle will probably see most of the rounds put through it at the range during sight-in and never reach the temperatures that a skeet shotgun will.

Jason ....duuuude ... those stones rock. It is I that owe you a huge thanks for all of your help.

Hi JR, letters and inlay of varied widths sure make it interesting. I should have taken more photos. The "C" in Cale's took three pieces. I suppose we can leave a little of the planning and blanks to be creatively filled by the new folks that would like to give this a try at home. :)

Chapi, I think some gold on a tat machine would be fantastic. Better wait for the price of gold to drop a little though. It's over $1015 bucks!!

Gail, I'll give you call. Many thanks.

Mike ... Maybe I'll do a short show and tell on some motorcycle engraving. There's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Got a primary cover here which is getting the works for a custom builder. My kind of customer too ... sparing no expense.

As promised, I took this photo of the stock in Steve's gun shop today. He's excited because he can finally blue this and assemble it. I'm looking forward to seeing how the stainless barrel turns out blued. Never seen that done before.


09-22-2009, 09:11 PM
Hi Chris, Great work! I'm curious about the "bump" pattern I see on the edges of the inlay area. I can see that there is basically a straight edge but the bumps make me wonder how you end up with a straight edge starting with the bump pattern of raised undercuts. Are those bumps where you take the flat tool and punch intermittent undercuts just at those points? I haven't tried this approach and am curious why you don't start with a consistently pushed up edge. My instincts would tell me this could cause a bumpy finished edge but I see that is not the case. Very curious about the exact details of that bumpy edge pattern and how it finishes so clean. I know with stone setting that starting clean means you'll end up clean but the bump pattern seems to defy this theory. Thanks, Jim

09-22-2009, 11:29 PM
Hi Jim,

An excellent question which I am glad you brought up.

Under the microscope, the raised "bumps" tend to look a little higher than they actually are. Probably due to the scope's ring light and halogen lighting around it.

To recap .... The undercutting tool is used to make an indentation under the top edge and provide a place for the gold to "grab" as it is expanded into the channel. The force of the undercutting tool will move/displace metal in the only direction it can go ... which is up. Pushing the undercutting tool in just enough to give the gold an anchor point will raise some material but not too much to compromise the edge.

To answer your question .... The tool is plunged in and under the raised areas only. I stagger these undercuts, on each side, so that the gold does not slide through (and out the ends of) the channel as it expands - but rather force it to continue to expand wider and deeper into the undercuts. For the ends of the small flourishes and small ends of of each of the script letters, this is particularly helpful as those areas are the weakest points of the inlays. Time is also an issue, on real small inlay channels, I want to use enough anchor points. I could run the undercutting tool along the length but on a shallow channel (or "V" cut channel), there's the risk of the tool jumping the edge and marring the surface.

Because the stones remove metals of dissimilar hardness and density at the same rate, the raised areas disappear along with the excess gold leaving a perfectly planed steel and gold surface.

When you're undercutting a small inlay and you've got the microscope turned up to full magnification, you really see and get a feel at far you can push the tool in without distorting the top edge in such a way that it will compromise the inlay after stoning. Again, I may be over-engineering this procedure but if I can help it, I don't want work that passes through here to have to come back and be re-done in my lifetime. :)

Here's an illustration which I think will help ....


09-23-2009, 06:54 AM
chris , to those who are worried about the bumps you have to remember that when inlaying the gold you are punching the gold down into that chanel along with the raised steel , so that bump is flatten out in the process .. great job chris .. ron p

09-23-2009, 02:35 PM
Nice work Chris, some day i hope to be able to do work like that.

09-23-2009, 03:51 PM

Good to see the process to go with the finished work picture you posted in your gallery. Now it makes sense how it is done!

Great job and great explanation of the process.

How did you get the "gremlin-faced" beast to leave you alone long enough to do it?...:smilielol5[1]:


09-23-2009, 06:36 PM
Beautiful work Chris, I wish I had your engraving skills.


09-23-2009, 08:39 PM
super classy looking work, and an excellent tutorial presentation. thanks for showing this !!

09-24-2009, 05:05 PM
Alright guys .... go inlay some gold!!

When I can bang out a cased Colt with accessories in 4 days or a H&H in two weeks then maybe .... just maybe I'll believe I'm starting to get pretty good at this engraving thing.

Hey Vern ... no, I did not take the ex back ...... not ever!

Catch ya later guys ...


09-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Awsome man! Very cool :thumb[1]:

09-24-2009, 07:37 PM
hey Chris .. you did great but even i cannot bang out a cased Colt set in 4 days ,, i havent been able to get past 5 days but i am working on it ..:biggrin[1]::biggrin[1]: but any way , your work is great ,you are doing engraving just as good as i can or any body else .. so keep them coming .. ron p

09-25-2009, 06:31 AM
Handsome work Chris your cutting is very clean; thanks for the tutorial.
You steps are clear and well photographed. Makes me want to jump in.

09-25-2009, 06:48 AM
"Here in the forum we have the privileged to see a lot of work by already established gun makers and engravers. I think it is really something special to see work produced by a regular guy, today, who (I believe) will someday take the place of one of the big guys. That goes for everyone in the forum here who is producing such outstanding engraving work and making every effort to be the best he/she can be."

Chris you've got the gift and you are well on your way to being one of those guys.
Your answers to questions are clear and concise. Thanks for your time in sharing this.
It's inspirational.

09-25-2009, 11:02 AM
Hey Chris,

Man, that script is georgous.

A Monk with a calligraphy pin could not have done better.

Nope, you not regular lol

09-25-2009, 02:54 PM
Chris, if you don't mind what graver did you use for the script?

09-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Hi Cassie, you are waaaay too kind.

That's a great question ...

I used a 105 degree graver made with Steve's 105 template. That allowed me to go wide in parts of the letters without going too deep. If the letters were larger, I would have used a Universal.

After I got the width just right, I went back over the edge of the letters to square up the walls of the inlay channel. I used a square graver for that.


Charlie ... some fun on that other site lol Now that we know what the "poverty line" for engravers is, I know I'm in pretty darn good company!!

Speaking of spell check ... I don't know if it is supposed to be "inlayed" or "inlaid".

09-26-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks Chris, I no longer have any excuse not to give it a try.
You've covered everything.

If my efforts are not a total mess I'll post.

09-27-2009, 06:46 AM
Beautiful work. Question, after you have undercut, inlaid the wire, when you pound the wire into the inlay, are you trying to push the upset metal back into place or, are you just trying to get the surface as even as possible and using the stone to bring the surfaces level? How do you get the edges so straight after upsetting the edges? Thanks for sharing. The idea of using two polished plates in lieu of a rolling mill is a great help.:thankyou[1]:

09-27-2009, 06:54 AM
Chris as I was going through the steps one more question came up.
Are you using power with the undercutting tool or doing it manually with something like a chasing hammer?

09-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Hi Cassie,

Yes, I'm using power but there is no reason why a hammer wouldn't work.

09-28-2009, 02:43 AM
Hi Chris,
I was looking at the diagram of the inlay tool and I wanted to ask is the tool blunt at the tip(diagram) or should it be sharp and what is the width of the tool you used.Great drawing !
You and Steve Lindsay must make a sharpening template of that ?

09-28-2009, 10:54 AM

The tip is tapered to a tiny, blunt screw driver like tip. The width measures at .02" on my digital caliper. If it is sharpened to a fine, lethal point it with either break or bend over depending on the hardness of the steel being undercut and the type of material that the graver is made of (HSS etc.).

The size (width) of the tip also depends on how small of an inlay you are doing and how tight of a turn you need make when inlaying scroll, flourishes or script. A wider tip is better for straight inlays as it requires less plunges into the channel. That saves time of course.

You'll have experiment a little ... that's the fun part :). I use Steve's template for a 90 degree square graver to rough hog a graver to shape then a dual angle sharpener to fine tune the tip and knock off the bottom edge of the "V". So .... you can either knock off the bottom "V" edge of a bulino graver or flip a regular square graver upside down and knock off the top "V" edge.

Have fun .....

10-04-2009, 01:38 AM
Thanks Chris I will definitely give it a try....please show us a picture of the rifle when it is done...Appreciate.

10-05-2009, 11:07 PM
I'm going to give it try too Chris, Thanks for the great tutorial!!!!!!


Curtis Wilson
10-10-2009, 03:41 PM
Really great tutorial for all to use. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Curtis Wilson

01-29-2010, 10:42 PM
Hey guys!! For all those who wanted to see this custom rifle by Steven Cale of West Virginia finished ... here it is. The barrel is blued stainless. Checkering is 22lpi and once again ... this is a left handed action built on a Remington 700.

There ain't much in the way of engraving but why be distracted when there's so much to behold in both fit n' finish!!

Enjoy ... Chris.







01-30-2010, 03:20 AM
Absolutely beautiful ! Thanks for posting it.

01-30-2010, 08:28 AM
Hello Chris! What a georgeous rifle! Thanks for posting the finished pic's of it. Great work by both you and Steven. Hope all is going well for you and will talk soon!


01-30-2010, 06:45 PM
Thank-you SE and Dan.

Steve achieved a new height of excellence with this rifle. Getting the stainless barrel to take the color took him a few days. There will be more photos to follow as soon as we can get a warmer day.

Take care,


01-30-2010, 08:08 PM
Beautiful execution and the combination of excellent pictures and explanation combine for a Great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time and sharing it here.

01-31-2010, 04:02 PM
That rifle should do the job of getting Mr. Cale's acceptance to the Guild. Your conservative approach and the reason why is very gracious of you, for we all know that you are extremely capapable of more extravagant embellishment!
A beautiful job, Chris. :yo[1]:
Thank you for sharing.

01-31-2010, 06:06 PM
Hi CJ and Gail, thank-you for the kind words.

There's another rifle on the rack that Steve is getting into now. There's be more engraving and I'll try to post it when it is complete.


02-01-2010, 12:44 AM
:yo[1]:Thanks a lot for sharing your gold inlay tutorial step by step Chris, very interesting and what a fine & sharp result, too !!:thumb[1]: I hope we get to see some progress-pics of that 'M/C' aluminum-shoveling-project, that would be great before daring to 'attack' my Suzuki GSX1200 (oh that poor bike!) ! Kind regards, Paulsph :cheers2[1]:

Herman Knives
02-01-2010, 05:06 PM
Chris, thanks a bunch for this great tutorial. I have been fighting gold inlay work and it has been driving me crazy.
One question, how do you get a really sharp point at the end of a line?
Anyway thanks again what a great help!

02-01-2010, 07:52 PM
Hi Paul .... glad you enjoyed it!! The m/c parts were finished some time ago as this thread was started in September. I guarantee that there will be more very soon.

Hi Tim, hope all is well. The key to this is in the shape of the undercutting tool. I use a square graver to taper the ends of the inlay channel trying to get as deep as I can at the end without widening the cut. All it takes is enough steel on the sides to make a small undercut that will hold the gold. For these small inlays, the tip of the undercutting tool was tapered to less than 0.5mm wide.


02-02-2010, 05:26 AM
That's beautiful work Chris, it really sets off the finished rifle. Thanks for showing us.


02-02-2010, 11:07 PM
Nice job, thanks another time for posting! Especially thanks for the final pictures, wouldn't have found the tutorial otherwise :-)

Herman Knives
02-03-2010, 07:18 PM
Thanks again Chris. In cutting the v channel for inlaying a wire vine or something similar. do you leave the channel in a V shape and if so wher do you punch in the undercut? In your drawing the channel is flat like it was cut with a flat. How do you undercut just a V shaped channel? Thanks in advance.

02-04-2010, 07:26 AM
Correct Tim. When the channel gets real small, just leave it as a "V" cut and use the undercut tool to make a small indentation on each side at the bottom. I haven't had to use anything narrower than a square graver.

Herman Knives
02-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Chris, I tried this last night with copper and it worked great!! Thanks so much for sharing this info. Now i am not afraid to try more difficult gold shapes. Thanks again.

02-11-2010, 06:47 AM
Hi Chris!
Very beautiful and refined work!
The most important thing is very professionally made pictures!
Best shows process steps!
I'm just beginning to engage in engraving and I am very interested to see not only the excellent work done but also on how she does!

Good luck

02-11-2010, 11:45 PM

I sure am getting great value from your tutorial, and the interacting postings.

Excellent clarity on the photos!



02-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Hi Rod, I'm very pleased that you have found this informative. There are so many different ways to accomplish things and I have to give credit to those who have passed on the techniques to which I am able to refine (a little) through trial and error. I have been out of town and had the pleasure of enjoying a glass of 21 year Glenlivet Archive .... outstanding!! One day I hope to share one with you.

Hi BES, the possibilities are endless and maybe soon I will show some refinements to this which will produce some ultra fine inlays.

02-20-2010, 07:29 AM
Hey Chris,
Somehow I slipped on this thread, That is splended and clean script inlay very nice post thanks and keep going.



Two Ponies
08-26-2010, 10:13 AM
Chris: Great job Pard. I love it.

Master Sculptor
10-20-2012, 12:32 AM
I tip me at to ya Criss :yo[1]: not only fuh dis very useful tut but fuh duh time ta answer all duh questions along duh way! Just in case you can't decipher it, that's Caribbian Creolese for Thank You Very much!!!!
Keep up the good work!

10-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Thank-you Michael. You're in a location I wish I were in right now ... have a few those incredible Jamaican patties and something fruity with dark rum for me!!

Here's a few more ... a little something in the vise now. Wire has been drawn down to .23mm. The letters in "West Virginia" are about 1.5mm in height.






All the best,


10-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Wow Chris 1,5 mm is very small lettering inlay! thank you for share ever is acpleasure see yours works my friend!

10-23-2012, 12:56 AM
Hi Chris,

1.5mm is tiny but the inlay letters look fab.
Thank you for the in progress photographs Chris.

Eric Watson
10-23-2012, 02:14 PM
I had to dig out a ruler to see how big 1.5mm is, then had to find glasses to read the scale wow ! Great job Chris.

10-23-2012, 11:15 PM
Hi Chris, which is the stones that You Use from Gesswein, I want to order some, But I see they have "Diemaker" ones grey color, and then "Moldmaker" that appears white, Which ones do You Suggest, as it looks You Have experiance with them, and Ordering from Here, Africa, I must get the right thing first time.!! Too Much Money down the drain over the years, with getting the wrong stuff.

Amazing Inlay,!! U Da Man.!!

10-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Thank-you guys ... it was a fun challenge. The tough part isn't the inlay itself, it's relieving between the letters and a 70 degree V graver fit nicely. It is also a good idea to wait a few hours after the morning coffee and those 5 hour energy drinks are definitely out of the question. :biggrin[1]:

Chris, the Moldmaker stones work well on curved or shaped surfaces and softer metals. I find the Moldmaker Plus and anything that rapidly breaks down to be too soft and tends to scallop the gold like paper does. The stone I use most is the 600 grit, white oil treated ... Gesswien part number 435-5604. They've also added 800 and 1200 grit which are on my purchase list. A very light oil like honing oil is all you need ... kerosene if you don't mind the smell. I would buy a variety of the oil treated grits in the 1/2" width and grab a few of the Moldmaker in 600 grit and up.

10-24-2012, 09:07 PM

10-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Chris Thankx a Stack. I will Order Today, I have been using fine Jeweler files and sand paper but it needs a lot of sanding to get rid of scoure marks.

Just Please Let Your Work Keep Coming with these great Demos that You Are Posting, So Much to learn. Thank You.

10-25-2012, 10:42 AM
Very nice work. I especially like the tip of rolling the gold wire finer between two steel plates. I haven't seen that one before, It reminds me of how a piece of clay wire can be rolled finer under the hands.

11-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Great tutorial, thanks for sharing :cheers2[1]:

Omar Haltam
02-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Thanks for sharing
Looks Great

Mark Diorio
02-25-2016, 04:12 AM
What gorgeous work and such a descriptive and detailed explanation of the process. Great tutorial.

12-15-2018, 07:12 AM
I'm still new to the Engraving club, I'm a bit older than the average new guy ,"59" ,a widowed disabled retiree.I used to be a part time Tattoo Artist . I just pretty much finished setting up my new shop and saw this this morning, It just gives me more drive to get started seeing what is possible for me in the future.It's contributions like yours that help people like me in this field, A very heart felt thanks and Happy Holidays to you , Ed Grabow Shirley Long Island :thankyou[1]: