I did this box for a holiday show at a gallery in Indianapolis and thought I would include some shots of it as it was engraved. The box itself is from TDC and is a copy of an early american tinder box in Nickel Silver. The box measures about 3 1/2 inches by 2 3/8 inches. The fist shot shows it with just drawing on and then some as the cutting progresses. It is mounted to my engraving ball for engraving under my scope so I can see to cut the detail. Entire scene was cut with an engraver sharpened to 116 degree universal Lindsey point. Thanks for looking!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here is one I just finished up tonight for the event at Battleground and Prophetstown this weekend. It is the 200th anniversary of the battle there which occurred on November 7th 1811 and was probably the first major battle of the war of 1812. It was a major clash of cultures and resulted in heavy losses to the Native American forces that day. Pendant is nickel about 2 inches in diameter and formed into a slight dome.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Finished this one up today at the engraving bench. A real nice Case folder I found at a flea market this summer that I dressed up with some hand engraving on the bolsters. These small spaces to work on pose a challenge for the engraver to find a good design that fits the knife. I was happy with the way this one turned out. If you are interested in it you can learn more about it on my Etsy site here.