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Metal Engraving

Discussion in 'Knitting & Crochet' started by maddie, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. maddie

    maddie Silver IL'ite

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    Looks simple, but it’s actually a very tough thing to make. Metal engraving takes a lot of effort and pain. But the completed work will make all your efforts worthwhile.

    Engraving tools are available at Raja Market - Bangalore, not many shops have them. Also the sheets are really thicker than embossing sheets. They are available near S.P. Road behind the mosque(Aluminium thick sheets). Unlike embossing, engraving sheets are thicker and have to be framed to a board before one start the work. While framing one should make sure there are no air gaps because if the sheets are not tightly framed it make result in holes while engraving.

    Hope I could share some of my knowledge.
     

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  2. drisya_473

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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    :hatsoffexcellent work.................................................................can u explain how u did this and what tools u want to do it? i dont have words to express my feelings about that picture..allow more light to fall on ur picture while taking photo so that we can see the face of the lady more clearly.

    thanks
    drisya
     
  3. maddie

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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have registered the suggestion in my mind, hope next time the photo turns out to be better.
    The procedure and the things required:

    Aluminium sheet
    Metal Tools
    Carbon paper
    Trace of the design
    Brush
    Black enamel paint

    First you have to get the metal sheet framed to a board tightly without any air gaps. The reason is once you start engraving if there is any air gaps, it may result in holes. Stick the trace to the metal sheet and trace the design to the metal sheet. Once the design has been traced you need to use the metal tools and start slowly engraving. Its more like scrapping the thin sheet. Once you have scrapped the whole design. You use a nail and punch the whole background. After which you paint the background using black enamel. You can also use glass colors to color the dress. But I felt the engraved designs would be covered and not clear so I did not paint. Hope I have been able to explain the procedure.

    Regards
    maddie
     
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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    Hi maddie,

    You are so talented i can see lot of things hide in you...

    The metal engraving looks superb..

    If you dont mind ,can you please tell me the procedure i like to try it out?


     
  5. maddie

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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    Hi Praveena

    Thanks for the encouraging words. You can read the procedure in the previous post i have posted. If you have any doubts feel free to write.

    Regards
    Maddie
     
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    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    Nice work, Maddie!
    Keep it up!

    sriniketan
     
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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    excellent work Maddie!! .keep it up!

    prabha
     
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    good work maddie!
     
  9. bhuvanaprabhu

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    re: Craft Works : Metal Engraving Instructions

    Hi maddie

    Great work... Engraving pictures turn out beautiful...

    Need a clarification. Hope you dont mind.

    I learnt metal engraving... Wherein i used to fix the sheet with the board paint the whole sheet with black colour trace down the design and then engrave the same....

    Let me send the work done by me tomorrow... Pls suggest whether am i on the right track....

    bye take care

    bhuvana
     
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    Good job Maddie!!!Hats off to you!!!!!!!!Its really great!!!!!
     

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