Experience working with modern pneumatic tools and a microscope to shorten your learning curve and improve the quality of your work!
Tira will use examples and focus on techniques for engraving steel. Whether you want to engrave knives, firearms, or modern jewelry made of tougher metals, this class will focus on techniques to get you up and running quickly. Pre-course input with students will determine the course’s final emphasis.
Tira introduces students to hand engraving with EnSet Hand Engraving, Stone Setting and Finishing tools. Learn to shape and sharpen many gravers including: a 90 degree graver, a 110 degree graver, a flat, a round and an onglette. Make stippling and background texture tools. Tira will also cover transfer techniques, tips on holding/blocking your work, the basics of cutting scrolls, and easy border patterns.
Follow-up with the instructor after the course to answer questions and make sure the fundamental techniques stick with you!