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Old 03-07-2011, 09:47 AM
sinan sinan is offline
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Hi,

I am from Istanbul and interested to engraving but I am not sure can I manage it? I've got onglette number 0 graver and aluminium sheet about 10x10 cm and tried to do a dog's head. Dogs, hunting and nature are my passion. I couldn't transferred the image onto the aluminium sheet and I preferred to draw it by pencil onto the sheet and after did something with graver. I know nothing about engraving and drawing. I would like to ask you any ability needed for engraving or anyone can learn it? I couldn't find any engraving course here. Are DVD and books enough to learn engraving?
I tried to do shading but it is not well seen from every direction, graved lines seen as shaded or shining from different angles. It is changing according to direction from where you are looking to it. Is this happened because of aluminium sheet or me? Is Aluminium good choice for practice? I have attached my graved plate's photo. What do you think can I manage it or it is better to give up from its beginning.
Have a nice work all of you
Sinan
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Jörmungandr Jörmungandr is offline
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Default Re: Hi from Istanbul

Of course you should continue engraving.

I'm just a beginner myself.. But can I suggest giving copper a try? I think it's a very "kind" metal to work with.


And welcome!! :-D
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:48 AM
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HI Sinan,
Thats looking good, to the forum.
What graver were you using ? There are different graver which you could use .
SE
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: Hi from Istanbul

Sinen, to the Lindsay forum.I like that great dane you engraved,maybe steel would be a better choice to do your engraving.Keep us posted.J.J.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:07 PM
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komşu merhaba
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