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Blade Engraving

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by PeterP, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Hey Guys, well the other day my step son came back home from work and said to me I got you something you might like. He pulled out a engraving pen....battery operated. :whistling Said thank you ill give it a try.
    so today I sat down and freehanded a design on a blade with a sharpie and started engraving with the pen.
    lets say for a 25.00 bucks Canadian tire product...I think its not bad.
    Has any one engraved before...tips tricks....
    here is my first freehand engraving attempted.
    Cheers
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  2. Icho-

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    That's pretty awesome. Good job. I haven't done any engraving but I have looked into it a bit.
     
  3. poppa bear

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    Thats an awesome job Peter
     
  4. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Cool man!
     
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    Artist!
     
  6. PeterP

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    Thanks Guys, after I posted that picture I had the bug and had to do something on the other side..lol ill be posting a picture soon.
     
  7. PeterP

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    Here are both side with better light.
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  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Like it and not bad for an inexpensive product.

    Combined with acid etching to various degrees and I think it would be pretty wild looking
     
  9. PeterP

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    Hey John, yeah I agree I was thinking about getting the dremel pen adaptor with the engraving bits , that would give me more options and more power. I also thought about the acid etch, just to darken the lines too, or see if I could create some type of shading effect in some areas.
    With the different bits I could add more details to the images. Now if my wife gives me the green light Ill be off to Canadian tire! :p
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    With the acid or bluing compounds you can get:
    Grey-Ferric Chloride or muriatic acid
    Dark Grey to Black-Nitol or Nitric Acid
    Blue to Black with gun bluing
    Browning was also a old method of protecting rifles, forget the exact mixture but it is online.

    So there is some potential to do a Sepia type coloring too the engraving and add in gold leaf to make features really stand out. As you can tell I have been spending far to much time trying to figure out how too color steel:D
     
  11. PeterP

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    Have you worked with gold leaf? Just worried it would be easy to rub off....in and out of the sheath kinda deal...
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Was planning on trying it on a handle for a fillet knife. On the blade I imagine it would have to be recessed so it would not wear away, probably not very practical in the long run.
     
  13. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    if the engraving is deep enough...ie handle or blade...guess it would add some type of protection to the leaf....
    handle you can always add some type of sealant ...
     
  14. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Wow Peter. That's looks some nice!
     
  15. PeterP

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    Thank you sir!
     

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