Day 43 – Hooked on/ while Engraving

Hooked on/while Engraving Last evening, I had this large, curly chip of copper hooked into my right thumb which drew a little blood. So deep it went into my thumb that I couldn’t even remove it straight out; had to twist it back along the curl through my skin and flesh. It was just a […]

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Day 42 – A Gift of Sight!

I have been graciously gifted a set of stereo microscope by Constant Companion RR. I have no doubt she must be touched by my passion shown towards picking up the skill of engraving and in turn, she would like to contribute towards my cause. It is definitely something I am very much looking forward to. While […]

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Day 41 – Computer Aided Designing

02:15 PM Been working on the computer for a good part of the afternoon. I was designing sharpening templates to be sent out for cutting by an online company specialising in acrylic. The geometry is based on the ones suggested by the video tutorial I bought last night. I have already emailed the company the […]

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Day 40 – Pointillism

Did a bit of “Bulino Engraving” today. Using a picture taken by Constant Companion RR of her two cats, I think I did a rather decent job. While the engraving doesn’t show up dark if you look at it directly from the front, I supposed I can apply some black ink to really show the dots. […]

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Day 39 – A Box of Springs.

Chicken Coin Completed Done with the chicken coin. My shading skill needs a lot more work. Did the stippled background for this because stippling is a new thing for me, and it makes the rooster pops. A Box of Springs! My box of springs came in this afternoon. Nice. Since it is a box of […]

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Day 38 – Chicken Coin.

The sharpening holder for 2mm round graver works after I have shorten the back of the tube. Only bad thing about using the holder with round gravers is that it can be hard to align the sides consistently. Not impossible though, I will just have to work with it. Chicken Coin Started my work on […]

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Day 37 – Worked a Little On Everything

Did quite a variety of tasks today. First, I fired up my CAD program and worked on some DIY templates for graver grinding/ sharpening. Once done, I went online and looked for people who can cut acrylic to the specifics for me. Went to the online shop which I had dealt with before. After inputting […]

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