Adding Flare to Your Machine

Adding Flare to Your Machine

  • Hand engraved tattoo machine frame

  • Hand engraved tattoo machine frame

Mitchell Lurth engraved this brass tattoo machine frame with elegant flare cuts while demonstrating for GRS at a trade show.

An Affinity for Infinities

An Affinity for Infinities

  • Hand engraved Infinity handgun

  • Hand engraved Infinity handgun

Steve Dunn engraved this Infinity handgun with flowery scrollwork and clean lines of leaves. High contrast and the gun’s simple color scheme make for a bold design.

Refining Details: Advanced Bulino Engraving, Part 2

Refining Details: Advanced Bulino Engraving, Part 2

Refining Details: Expert Stone Setting and Advanced Bulino Engraving

Refining Details: Expert Stone Setting and Advanced Bulino Engraving

  • Hand set plate // Marie Mastro

  • Hand engraved plate // (Clockwise, starting with the duck) James Disbrow, Marianne Kelley, and Jim Agner

The 2018 Learn Project: Old & New

The 2018 Learn Project: Old & New

  • 2018 Learn Project : Wrist Watch

  • 2018 Learn Project : Wrist Watch

GRSTC Instructor Ron Finch created the 2018 LEARN project. A beautiful combination of new and old elements, this year’s project is a 1905 Hamilton pocket watch that has been converted into a wristwatch. The internal mechanisms from the pocket watch have been placed inside a specially machined case. Ron added a window on the back the so the Damascene patterns on the original mechanisms can be seen. He made a face for the timepiece and inlaid 24K gold and set 60 diamonds for minute markers.

Deep Green

Deep Green

  • Hand made, set, and engraved ring

  • Hand made, set, and engraved ring

Johnny Jones made, set, and engraved this ring, which features a beautiful deep green center stone. The green stone has streaks of golden color that tie in nicely with the surrounding metal.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

  • Hand engraved practice plate

  • Hand engraved practice plate

GRSTC instructor and professional hand engraver Rex Pedersen engraved this practice plate while demonstrating at a trade show for GRS.

Scrolls and a Spike

Scrolls and a Spike

  • Hand engraved and inlaid railroad spike

  • Hand engraved and inlaid railroad spike

Daniel Moore engraved and inlaid this railroad spike with scroll patterns and colorful leafy vines.

Rings and Butterfly Wings

Rings and Butterfly Wings

  • Butterfly ring

  • Butterfly ring

Evgenii Fedko created this series of rings and earrings with a delicate, colorful butterfly theme. The pieces feature white gold, anodized titanium, diamonds, and sapphires.

A Functional Structure: Start-to-Finish Firearms Engraving (Derringer)

A Functional Structure: Start-to-Finish Firearms Engraving (Derringer)

Balance

Balance

  • Hand fabricated, set, and engraved pendant

  • Hand fabricated, set, and engraved pendant

Nathaniel Fyffe and Joe Floro collaborated on this fabricated, set, and engraved pendant titled “Balance”. It features a tourmaline crystal, Venezuelan gold crystal, 24K and 18K gold, and silver.

Wild West Show

Wild West Show

  • Hand engraved knife scale

  • Hand engraved knife scale, close up

Mike Dubber hand engraved and inlaid this set of knife scales with elements inspired by Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Mike does extensive research before designing his historically-based engravings.

Road Flare

Road Flare

  • Yamaha motorcycle with hand engraved parts

  • Yamaha motorcycle with hand engraved parts

Mitchell Lurth used flare cut engraving to embellish parts of this Yamaha motorcycle.

Sneak Peek: The 2018 Learn Project

Sneak Peek: The 2018 Learn Project

  • 2018 Learn Project, close up

  • 2018 Learn Project, close up

Ron Finch applied his talents to creating the Learn project for the 2018 GRS Training Center calendar. We’ll be revealing the full project soon, but until then, check out these tantalizing teasers.

A Rose with Thorns

A Rose with Thorns

  • Hand engraved tattoo machine frame

  • Hand engraved tattoo machine frame

Mark Dupp engraved this tattoo machine frame. Each side features a delicate rose surrounded by a wreath of scrollwork.

Flare Cut on a Pistol

Flare Cut on a Pistol

  • Hand engraved pistol part

  • Hand engraved pistol part

Diane Scalese demonstrated techniques by engraving these pistol parts during her Flare Cut on a Pistol course at the GRS Training Center.