9 unchained days

It’s been 9 days since I’ve been a “self-employed” man. How do I feel? No Gym for Now. Let’s see. First and foremost, I wanted to “hit the gym” in the morning. It was one of the daily tasks I’ve given myself for a sense of routine and direction towards my personal goals. Since I’ll […]

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happy 2021 & www.rdgsg.com!

Hey there! Happy new year! I wish you and your family nothing but the best for 2021! There’s been an insane amount of rainfall since… Last year (hehe). Didn’t celebrate much; not a party person and the covid situation kind of encourages me to even further isolate myself, if that’s even possible. I’m happy 2020 […]

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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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