Felt that I didn’t cut deep enough on the wings of my butterfly; there are tiny patches of white where the black paint doesn’t cover. This afternoon, I retouched the wings again, this time, making sure that I’ve made deep and even cuts across the existing cuts, throughout the wings. I have also made it […]
Engraved another beetle on a 500 Korean Won coin. Not too bad. I could have done the shading a bit better. I’ll be returning to work next Monday (22nd June), thus ending my “Circuit Breaking Stay Home” period. It’s been a crazy 70 odd days, but I feel I’ve managed to make use of this […]
This piece took a while to complete. Since it’s basically a single pattern mirrored twice, horizontally and vertically, I must admit I’ve gotten a bit bored after shading the same motif twice. Nevertheless, it’s great practice. Now, I think I’ll work on a coin.
The shading is 50% done. While taking a break from shading, I made these “vise accessory” to hold coins of various size on the vise. Now while I’m taking a break from making those “vise accessory”, I made this post.
Finished with the outline of the practice design I’ve been working on since yesterday. Next, I started doing the shading. At the moment of this post, I’ve completed shading 1/4 of the entire thing. PHEW. Been doing a lot of online shopping during this quarantine period at home; today was on exception. I have ordered […]
So I’ve been practicing on this design I found online. Made some adjustments to better fit my requirement. Quite an intricate and complex design; excellent practice material. At the moment (0737 PM), I’m about 2/3 done. I’ve grind away the excess metal at the tip of my square graver. That makes it easier to see […]
Spent a ridiculous amount of time shading in the black area on the wings of the butterfly. Once I’m done, I applied some black paint to further darken the outlines. Didn’t really do much else; making hundreds of micro cuts side by side took up all my time.
My small can of black paint arrived today. Immediately, I tried to blacken my previous engraving and just as advertised, the engraving now shows up a lot clearer. Only issue now is I need to find a way to blacken my engraving without leaving myself with painted fingers. It’s not easy to remove the paint […]
Engraving is ridiculously difficult to photograph. Anyway, I’m still waiting for my black paint to arrive so I can blacken my engraving to make it shows better. I have finished shading the design I’ve been working on since yesterday. I feel like my cuts are getting lighter and more delicate. Not sure if this is […]
My order of 2 mm by 200 mm High Speed Steel rods arrived this afternoon. Nice. Each piece can get me 4 gravers since my ideal length of graver is 50 mm. I will probably cut them down to size tomorrow. For their geometry, I will need to think long and hard for the ones […]