22nd August 2020 – An Update

How’s it going? Been two months since my last post; a lot of things happened since I returned back to work. The world is still trying to get back on its feet after the pandemic which means, unfortunately, travelling still isn’t something that is readily available for most of us. I’m waiting with bated breath […]

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Day 76 – That Concludes My Circuit Breaker Period.

Spent around 3 hours grinding 5 new gravers by hand. By the end of it, I was all sweaty and sticky and my right hand felt numb. However, with my hard work, comes 5 new gravers for me to use in my future project. I cannot wait and try them out. Conclusion My personal “Circuit […]

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Day 75 – DIY Sharpening Templates

Went to Plaza Singapure in Dhoby Ghaut for the first time since weeks. Now that retail businesses are allowed to open again, I headed down to the “Art Friend” and bought some crafting material, namely the 3mm brass rods required to finish making my DIY sharpening templates. I didn’t loiter. Took the train down, headed […]

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Day 74 – Retouching Butterfly Coin

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 […]

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Day 73 – Another Beetle Coin

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 […]

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Day 72 – Finally Done With Shading

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.

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Day 71 – DIY Gravers Holder

Didn’t do any engraving today either because I was still editing some pictures. However, at one point in time I decided to make a holder, for my gravers, which has a cover so I won’t accidentally stab myself with any exposed gravers. Nothing too fancy, I reused an old cylindrical plastic container which used to […]

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Day 70 – No Engraving. Just Editing

Didn’t do any engraving today; had to edit some photos for the company. To be frank, the amount of editing done to the original picture is so much that at this point, I was basically creating a photo collage than photo editing. The worst thing is I’m still not done yet. News has it that […]

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Day 69 – Shading and DIY Coin Clamp

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.

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Day 68 -A Lot of Shading!

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 […]

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