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Old 04-05-2009, 02:41 PM
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Hi from Canada,

Looks like a lot of people have found the joy of engraving

I apprenticed as a steel die jewellery carver/hand engraver
at George Jensen/ Royal Copenhagen back in 1986.

Been engraving on an off since then.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:07 AM
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Hi Dane,
Nice to have you around.
Any chance of seeing some of your work?

Greetings,

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Old 04-06-2009, 06:46 PM
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Hi Daniel,

Soon to come. I have left all my tools and gears in storage in Alberta, canada.
I should have a couple of pic kicking around. I must admit that i have not
been the best to take pictures of my work during the years. I have been
working as a wax diamond jewellery carver for years, before moving on to
CAD jewellery design and CNC for the company i worked for in Alberta, though
i also did benchwork setting and jewellery engraving.
I have just moved to Alberta and is in the middle of custody battle, but i
will be staying here opening up a firearm, jewellery, motorcycle engraving
studio. I do not use any of the modern tools such as air gravers.
Honestly I do not think I could get used to them

I remember when I startet apprenticeship, i had to make all the handtools
myself from chasing hammerheads to even the handle to fit exactly in my
hand. Funny to think about.

I am a second generation carver. My Grandad worked as well the same
company where I apprenticed, George Jensen Silversmithy in Copenhagen,
Denmark.

I will post some pics very soon, need to pick up my gear back in Alberta.


" Hand engraving is much like riding a bike, once you have learned it you
never forget "
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Hi from a dane living in Canada !

While you might have to take a couple of days to get used to an air-assisted graver with a foot pedal, I'd bet you'd be having a lot of fun with a PalmControl in about 10 minutes.

Imagine being able to push steel like it's soft silver.

You'll also like the modern sharpening systems. Not only a perfect point every time, but the same perfect point.

I'm just a newbie myself but I pay attention to what the experienced guys say.

Welcome to the forum, and like Daniel I'm looking forward to seeing some of your work.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:09 PM
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Hi SVD,

Who knows I might buy one of those airgravers. Would come in handy working
on bigger pieces such as motorcycle gas tanks and fenders. But would use
chisels and gravers for that.
I have been in many different things over the years. Tattooing, jewellery wax carver, CAD jewellery designer, but over the years allways been engraving on and off.

I am brushing up on my scroll drawing/lettering and so on, so i'm ready to
take first jobs here in this city once I get my all my tools, should be on the
15th this month.

Very nice forum you have here, that I hope to be part of.

Anyways, you have asked for some of my work. Engraving work is back
in Denmark, and I really havent taken many shots of my engraving, also
lost a lot of pics over the years. I do not know if this picture count not beeing engraving, though there is a engraved ring on the pic

I found thesepics kicking around on my computer.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:30 AM
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Those are some nice pictures!

That lion would look fantastic on the side of a rifle, or the bolster of a knife.

Check the 'AirGraver Networking' sub-forum and see if there's someone reasonably near you that you can visit to try out some power.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:47 AM
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Ah, another Master joined the forum.
Amazing that you did al this by push gravers!
Very nice, thanks for posting.

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