Author Topic: 19th century style Engraving of brass  (Read 980 times)

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19th century style Engraving of brass
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:42:49 am »
I've been considering having some brass parts engraved in the font and size of the era.

Since I'll be looking for capable engravers local to me, I thought that a thread on this topic would be of interest to the entire peanut gallery.

I'm thinking that folks who work with jewelry might be more applicable than those who do sporting event trophies.

That said, has anyone had this done yet?

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 12:45:35 am »
Greetings My Dear Story -

Unless things have "changed" I think you will find that the "sport trophy" bunch have little machines and templates , and limit themselves to names & such on presentation plaque type thingies.

you will probably want to contact those who specialize in firearms engraving - jewlery type engraving is a rather different venue and audience, and further the "firearms engravers" are more likely to have the necessary FFL!

here are a couple of  engraver web page links... I really thought I had more...
http://www.engraverscafe.com/
http://www.engravingforum.com/

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 04:32:59 am »
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 07:11:58 am »
Thank you both.

Perhaps we do the jewelry engravers a disservice by not expanding their artistic horizons.

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 10:29:42 am »
Or perhaps saving a life...

walking in to a jewelers with gun and give them an apoplexy  :o
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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:35:21 am »
Indeed...

A lot of the jewelry folk won't do work on a weapon unless they actually know the customer.

They get to pick and choose what they do, so it's their call.

Back in the day, there were very few brass things to engrave, save for the odd backstrap.

Italian brass stuff isn't worth the effort - 'but' those repros offer a neophyte engraver all of the odd curves and rounds, along with a soft, forgiving material to practice on.

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 11:58:07 am »
Or perhaps saving a life...

walking in to a jewelers with gun and give them an apoplexy  :o

Not knowing how to properly broach a topic is a problem that can arise anywhere.

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Re: 19th century style Engraving of brass
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 12:01:32 pm »
Indeed...

A lot of the jewelry folk won't do work on a weapon unless they actually know the customer.

They get to pick and choose what they do, so it's their call.

Back in the day, there were very few brass things to engrave, save for the odd backstrap.

Italian brass stuff isn't worth the effort - 'but' those repros offer a neophyte engraver all of the odd curves and rounds, along with a soft, forgiving material to practice on.

Scouts Out!

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Should I find someone with the right artistic gumption, I'll dismount the backstrap so there's no pearl-clutching issues and inspire them like some muse that stepped out of a Greek painting.

'cause that's how I roll.