By James B. Meek
An impressive, deluxe publication with approximately 1400 pictures, drawings and designs. Many are interested by gun engraving however the innovations will be universally utilized. this can be an rapid vintage on which no attempt was once spared. this gorgeous publication delivers entire guideline within the paintings of engraving. the writer spent seven years growing this unsurpassed source for hand engraving. it's a supremely distinct publication, for not just does it sweep apart the secret which has surrounded engraving throughout the centuries, however it factually, easily and in layman's phrases tells you ways to engrave. in contrast to such a lot of so-called "instruction manuals", The paintings of Engraving doesn't think you recognize something approximately engraving. you begin at the start by means of studying to attract scrolls and layouts, then lower perform plates till you're yes sufficient of your skill to really continue to designing a development, shifting it for your piece and slicing it into the metal. even if you must discover ways to engrave now . . . imagine chances are you'll prefer to sooner or later . . . or just desire to expand your wisdom of the paintings with a purpose to greater pass judgement on the paintings of others (as you are going to discover ways to inform the nice from the undesirable - and be aware of why), this is often the ebook for you. each gunsmith, bladesmith, metalsmith or craftsman - it doesn't matter what his different calling - has the soul of an artist. This own, inventive urge could be simply directed into the hugely remunerative box of engraving in the course of the training, no-nonsense directions and technical aid within the paintings of Engraving.. hundreds of thousands of unique engravings, designs and layouts through the writer (plus samples from different grasp engravers) to give an explanation for particular issues and methods. 208 super good-looking 8½" x eleven" pages. Over 1378 pictures, drawings, designs, layouts and illustrations. Deluxe, hardbound fabric covers. sure a different method to lie flat. published on most interesting, dull-finished, lined paper on hand.
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It is a white, antique finish. sixty-five pound Hammerm ill cover stock, and works perfectly. To transfer (he design , rub some of the transfer wax into the design. With several trials you will be ab le to judge about how much of the wax to use. Do not usc 100 much or you will find the wax spreading and b lurring the design when you transfer it.
The crests on the Greek CAPITALS DECORATED SHAFT 20 In the illustrations of past designs tha t have been shown YOll will find much material that may be used as is, or which w ill enable you to devc\op your own drawings. S. Meyer. The book is an unabridged and unaltered re-publication of the English translation of the last revised edilion. [t has 300 full-page plates with 3002 illu strations. Th is book is available from Dover Publications. The material from the book that is included here is only a small portion of that which is contained in the book.
To get back to our punches. however, the 5/32" size is prefe rred as it seems a little easier to hold if much punch work is to be done at one time . Here again it is nice to have the handles knurled for easier holding, but in the interest of saving time I compromise and wrap the holding portion with masking tape. This gives a good, no-slip surface and takes very little time or material to achieve. The rod is cut into 2-1/2" lengths. Unless your fi ngers are unusually large, this is ample length for comfortable holding.
Art of Engraving: A Book of Instructions by James B. Meek