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Old 01-17-2012, 09:53 PM
WayFastWhitey WayFastWhitey is offline
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Hey there everyone. I'm brand new to this site, and aside from engraving my name on my tools, I'm new to engraving. I work on cars for a living and I bought an electric engraver similar to this http://matcotools.com/catalog/product/D290/ENGRAVER/ some years ago specifically to put my name on my tools. But, having played around with it a little bit, I'm really interested in learning this art form that just doesn't seem to be in the automotive or motorcycle world as much as it used to.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:30 AM
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Hey there everyone. I'm brand new to this site, and aside from engraving my name on my tools, I'm new to engraving. I work on cars for a living and I bought an electric engraver similar to this http://matcotools.com/catalog/product/D290/ENGRAVER/ some years ago specifically to put my name on my tools. But, having played around with it a little bit, I'm really interested in learning this art form that just doesn't seem to be in the automotive or motorcycle world as much as it used to.
HI Wayfast,

Welcome to the Engraving Forum its good good to have you here.

As for learning I suggest reading up, see videos, and build up you knowledge and if possible even enrol for a taster / starters course in your area.

Book;
The art of Engraving by Mr.Meek

These links will be useful;

http://www.engravingschool.com/

Videos;

http://www.engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=2904

Tools;
http://www.airgraver.com/Hand_Engrav...s_Overview.htm

Please get advise before you get tools.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:48 AM
WayFastWhitey WayFastWhitey is offline
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Any advice for tools? I'm not sure if the electric engraver I have is adequate for any real engraving. And does anyone know of any classes in the Baltimore area? I tried looking, but couldn't find any
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:40 AM
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WayFast, I have a school here in Manassas Va.,if you have any questions just call.I have all Lindsay tools at my school. J.J.
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