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A Pearl Engraving Video: What you need to give it a serious try!

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Sep 9, 2019 - 4:08:07 PM
399 posts since 3/28/2006

I created a really basic video for those who might like to try it. It does not cover techniques but covers what you need if you want to give it a serious try.

youtu.be/jIzyovbczj4

Sep 9, 2019 - 4:28:05 PM

6737 posts since 12/5/2007

Why isn't your video public?

Sep 9, 2019 - 4:32:35 PM

399 posts since 3/28/2006

hmmm… trying to figure it out.

Sep 9, 2019 - 4:35:01 PM

399 posts since 3/28/2006

I think it’s fixed now.

Sep 9, 2019 - 5:55:04 PM
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rudy

USA

14490 posts since 3/27/2004

Thanks, Mark.  I will watch this a bit later tonight when time permits.

I did a topic a few years back featuring a banjo accessories box that was designed to introduce the newbie to a variety of techniques.  The box featured a top that has a few frets installed, a self-designed and cut pearl inlay, and a bit of basic engraving on the pearl.  A few of the photos were un-linked when the topic was archived, but most of them are still in the topic post and the others are in a dedicated folder in my home page photos.

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Edited by - rudy on 09/09/2019 17:58:00

Sep 9, 2019 - 6:29:39 PM

399 posts since 3/28/2006

Rudy, I am hoping you and others will chime in and add to the available knowledge.

I want to make the videos that I wish I could have found when I started researching it. Unfortunately the real masters have not done it. Boy, would I like to see a video by Bob Anderson or Glenn Carson!

I almost thought there was a secret society of engravers who were suppressing the spread of information. After I got into it I realized that there are just so many hours in the day!

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:48:37 AM

429 posts since 4/13/2011

Thanks for making and posting this! Very helpful.

Sep 10, 2019 - 4:55:13 AM

169 posts since 12/16/2012

Mark,

First let me say I am not an engraver, however if I were this is the kind of video I would want to watch to learn the "how to". You take your time explaining, you show details, and you reference where you got or made the tools being used. I think you did a great job!

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:29:32 AM
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rudy

USA

14490 posts since 3/27/2004

quote:
Originally posted by mhickler

Rudy, I am hoping you and others will chime in and add to the available knowledge.

I want to make the videos that I wish I could have found when I started researching it. Unfortunately the real masters have not done it. Boy, would I like to see a video by Bob Anderson or Glenn Carson!

I almost thought there was a secret society of engravers who were suppressing the spread of information. After I got into it I realized that there are just so many hours in the day!


There is a "Engraving pearl" topic from the archives that a few BHO members contributed to, including Glenn Carson.  The only thing I can contribute is the information (very basic!) that I included in the Workingperson's banjo construction guide.  Here's a copy / paste of what I posted in the referanced "Engraving pearl" topic:

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Simple inlay designs aren't difficult to do; here's an example shot from The Workingpersons 11 construction guide photo sequence showing simple engraving with a sharp pointed scribe.  The tip is just a sharpened piece of 1/16" high speed steel drill bit stick in a simple aluminum holder.  Scribed lines can be easily filled with a fine point Sharpie permanent marker followed by a polishing with 400 grit to clean up the lines.  Quick and easy.

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Edited by - rudy on 09/10/2019 05:35:22

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