latest engraving project

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Hi Folks,

This is for the company president.

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I did almost all of the work with traditional hammer and chisel, hand push tools, and an otptivisor/loupe instead of the microscope. A bit tired of the technological arms race in the arts...

You can follow the process somewhat here.

http://www.engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=6124

Sorry, I'm kind of grumpy right now. Still trying to lose weight!

have two sons hunting now, and two other kids came along last week to chase squirrels. Life is good, but it is work!

Thanks for looking!

Tom

ps gun thread coming soon!

:)

Not grumpy anymore!
 

Karda

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Absolutely Gorgeous!
I love 1911's, but when they get dressed up in finery like that........
Great job, tom......Bravo!
 
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thats the moust beautifull engraving in steel, i have ever seen.

you should be very proud of your work:)
 
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Beautiful work, Tom.
Hope the weather is treating you all well. Strange and wild here by the lake:)

Take care:)

Mark and Ladies
 

Kismet

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Tom,

you continue to amaze. Absolutely stunning.

Hope the troops at home are ok.

wacherass, hear?
 
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That is some VERY fine work on that Colt. The deep relief and sculpting looks great.

Thanks for showing it.

Peter
 
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Tom, I so wish I could afford to have this done to a gun or two of mine.

I'm not complaining that engravers charge too much, this isn't easy to do and it is an art...
I just don't make enough money to be able to justify that sort of extravagance most of the time.

That is absolutely gorgeous Tom, I am sure the president of the company is gonna be a happy person. :thumbup:
If not, email me and I think I can find it a nice, appreciative home. :D
 

kamagong

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Beautiful work Tom. If I ever get to the point where I need a BBQ gun, you're the one I'd call.
 
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