Finally something the RPF can't do?

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Sluis Van Shipyards

Master Member
I was watching that show American Guns on Discovery and started thinking that maybe we don't have anyone that can do engraving like on swords or guns. There have been several things on here, the sword and gun from Sucker Punch, Ranger pistol from Fallout NV, etc. and no one chipped in saying they did engraving. So is this finally something the RPF can't do?
 

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zanderwitaz

Well-Known Member
I was watching that show American Guns on Discovery and started thinking that maybe we don't have anyone that can do engraving like on swords or guns. There have been several things on here, the sword and gun from Sucker Punch, Ranger pistol from Fallout NV, etc. and no one chipped in saying they did engraving. So is this finally something the RPF can't do?

I've got access to a laser. If you guys need something done, let me know. Personally I just havent gotten a gun commission with engravings yet.

edit* : although he didnt post here directly, my contact and rpf member Mike Iverson (blindsquirrel) used engraving for this project: http://blindsquirrelprops.blogspot.com/2011/10/resident-evil-claire-redfields-knife.html
 
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rollerboi

Sr Member
Haven't we done similar engravings with the John Constantine lighter, shotgun, or knuckles? Can't remember off the top of my head.
 

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youngpaddy1

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The constantine stuff is etching not engraving a chemical rather than a mechanical process, it's much more difficult/fiddly to get any sort of graduated depth with etching.
 

epilepticsquirl

Sr Member
So I told my buddy to bring in a kitchen knife, told him we got a project for our weekly man date away from the wives. A couple of beers some duct tape and salt water later, we came up with this!

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His own personalized dinner knife! :lol

It's not exactly engraving, but I thought I'd share my first metal etching project with the class. It was actually kind of fun and I learned a thing or two.

also,
Viva el Ardilla!
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Thanks for the inspiration!
 

vctrsone

New Member
was that with the salt water and battery trick?

Ive seen some really nice results using the old nail polish,salt water,1 copper,1 iron nail and a d cell battery, but ive never tried it.
 

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hydin

Sr Member
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Nah. We have plenty of people on the board who can do engravings, and make things look immensely awesome.

The hitch is, the labor cost. Doing any kind of engraving is pretty much going to drive the cost of any project sky high. Labor ain't cheap, and the talent to do that kinda stuff ain't gonna be free.

It's more along the lines of, that option is always available but rarely used, moreso than that particular option being unavailable due to talent.

Chris
 

Onkelpsycho

Sr Member
I think its not just engraving or something... There are many swordmakers out, who offer swords with engraving for less than the licensed swords...

I think often its more than just engraving...

I would like to have angelinas gun from wanted, but its not just engraving, I think its more than just this...

The main thing is: Someone must try it... Or want to try it...
 

Honus

Sr Member
Heck I do engraving all the time- here's a rose gold pendant I'm working on right now for a customer. It's not like what you see on guns and such but the techniques are the same.

 

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hydin

Sr Member
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Wow...

That is either a tiny pendant or a HUGE stone.

Awesome work man!!!! :thumbsup

Chris
 

666

Member
I do engraving in swords, and knifes, long time ago, by hand, chisel, in real carbon steel swords.

sorry, no pics, I have everything in a storage right now.
 

Honus

Sr Member
Wow...

That is either a tiny pendant or a HUGE stone.

Awesome work man!!!! :thumbsup

Chris
Thanks! It is a huge stone- a 30 carat red Zircon. The other stones are a mix of white and champagne diamonds and the metal is 14K pink gold. It was a fun piece to make and it has a really nice weight to it. :)
 

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