By James B. Meek
An impressive, deluxe ebook with approximately 1400 images, drawings and designs. Many are desirous about gun engraving however the recommendations should be universally utilized. this can be an fast vintage on which no attempt was once spared. this pretty e-book provides whole guide within the artwork of engraving. the writer spent seven years developing this unsurpassed source for hand engraving. it's a supremely distinct publication, for not just does it sweep apart the secret which has surrounded engraving throughout the centuries, however it factually, easily and in layman's phrases tells you ways to engrave. in contrast to such a lot of so-called "instruction manuals", The artwork of Engraving doesn't imagine you recognize whatever approximately engraving. you begin before everything by means of studying to attract scrolls and layouts, then lower perform plates till you're convinced adequate of your skill to truly continue to designing a development, shifting it for your piece and slicing it into the metal. even if you need to learn how to engrave now . . . imagine chances are you'll prefer to sooner or later . . . or just desire to expand your wisdom of the artwork with a purpose to higher pass judgement on the paintings of others (as you are going to learn how to inform the great from the undesirable - and understand why), this is often the ebook for you. each gunsmith, bladesmith, metalsmith or craftsman - it doesn't matter what his different calling - has the soul of an artist. This own, artistic urge should be simply directed into the hugely remunerative box of engraving throughout the training, no-nonsense directions and technical aid within the artwork of Engraving.. enormous quantities of unique engravings, designs and layouts via the writer (plus samples from different grasp engravers) to provide an explanation for particular issues and methods. 208 super good-looking 8½" x eleven" pages. Over 1378 photos, drawings, designs, layouts and illustrations. Deluxe, hardbound fabric covers. sure a different technique to lie flat. published on most interesting, dull-finished, covered paper to be had.
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Do this linal finishing in the convent ional manner, keeping it cool by dipping. See figure 5. Now let us sharpen o ur first tooL Grind the face of the tool to an angle of 45 degrees with the bottom edge of the tool. making su re that this angular face is square with the length of the tool, see figure 6a. This angle does not need to be precisely 45 degrees, fo r as you acquire experience this ang le will vary with the material that you are engraving. The softer the materials, the less strength is required in the point so that it can be sharpened wit h an angle that is more acute.
With the Chincse White. he will moisten the tip of a finge r wit h sali va and apply it to the pan of color. pick ing up some of the whi te which he spread s onto the meta! where he intends to do the designing. The com posit ion of the saliva is such Ih al it aCls as a weHing agent and aids in gell ing t he pigment 10 spread. Winsor and Ncwton is an old·time English company that has a fine reputation for the manufactu re of artist's colors, and if you ca n get their Chinese Whitc pan color you will have the best.
Repousse is the working of thin metals from simple one wit h abOllt a 1/32" radius on the point, see figure 14b. After it is shaped a nd hardened. put a high polish on the rounded point. To use it. take one of the punch blanks thai you have made and holding it securely in a vise, place the dapping punch in the center a nd lap it lightly. If the im pression is centered, replace the punch and deepen the punch mark unt il it almost reaches the outside edge of the punch. see figure 14c. With the punches being made on the lathe, it is a simple matter to chuck the punch blank into a collet in the head· stock an d put the dapp ing punch in to a tai l· stock ch uck .
Art of Engraving: A Book of Instructions by James B. Meek