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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Day 67 – Asymmetrical Floral Design

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 […]

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Day 66 – Butterfly Coin

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.

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