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Old 10-07-2010, 06:35 AM
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I'm working on a fresh canvas. First time engraving my own design...
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Wow Gert!

That's an excellent execution of a really killer design!
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Looks nice Gert. Bonne continuation.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:43 AM
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LOVE it Gert! Gothic is one of my most favorite styles.

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Gert, jongen, sprakeloos,
Echt geweldig man
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HI Gert,
Tres bon,very nice ! Where do you acquire the knife blanks from ?
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Hi Gert, j'ai vu que tu avais un problème avec ton fond que tu as enlevé où il ne le fallait pas ;-)
Si tes fonds ne sont pas trop profonds, recoupe tes bord et viens avec de l'ombrage dans ta chimère pour simuler l'ombrage qui passe en dessous et venant de ta feuille.
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Excellent, love the design
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Wow, that's way cool, Gert! Nice, mooi en heel origineel ook! Paulsph
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Gert:
That's purly awsome!!! Far out fantisay, can't wait to see the finished product_JR
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Hi Gert, j'ai vu que tu avais un problème avec ton fond que tu as enlevé où il ne le fallait pas ;-)
Si tes fonds ne sont pas trop profonds, recoupe tes bord et viens avec de l'ombrage dans ta chimère pour simuler l'ombrage qui passe en dessous et venant de ta feuille.
Yes I did cut away, and stippled a backbone.... how dumb can you be.. My background is about 0,5 mm deep so I think it is to deep to re-cut and shade. I might give it a try anyway
(It's where a scroll leaves the knob and goes toward the dauphin on the right, the scroll should continue)

Thanks for all the great comments Guys, It's all of you that learned me to do what I can now. A very big thanks for that!
Still a lot of basic stuff to learn...
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Tres bon,very nice ! Where do you acquire the knife blanks from ?
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This is still a practice piece, It's just plain steel. I plan to do some real knives later this year.
Thanks for the nice comments!
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Gert, this looks absolutely amazing! Excellent job appropriately balancing the size of all your elements. This is one of those pieces that is impressive from a distance, and spectacular upon closer inspection.
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Excellent. Wow. Awesome.

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MMM Gert if you see it will be to much dangerous stay like that.
Only a specialist can see it ;-)
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:59 PM
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indeed, I gave it a try but odd shaped mini inlays in steel are too difficult for me now,
Inlaying raised straight steel strips work ok though.
Still need a lot of practice on that...
Maybe I should practice not to mess up...
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You CAN inlay a silver wire is certainly easier. But I think it is not a very visible mistake. Make the same design on the other side and we will belive it was like you want it ;-)
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You are right, I'll leave it like it is.
Merci Roland.
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Cool design! When is the first knife coming?!?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:58 AM
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My goodnes Gert,
This is like a mix between engraving and bulino!
Absolutely stunning
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Gert,

I love the style you are working in. Your work on this plate shows that it is time for you to move on to something of value like a knife. When you are looking for engraving work you can have a table full of plates and to the public they will not sell work like one good knife, gun, or bracelet.

You are doing great

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Hi Gert.
That is awesome and nice..how did you do the background?
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Thanks for the nice critique!

My next engraving will be on an actual knife. I made a few of these knife blanks a while ago to practice on. I'd like to start my own business and therefore I need material.
It's my ambition to become a good engraver and hopefully turn this into a living.
These are hard times for any starting business....

Thanks again everyone!

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:18 AM
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That is awesome and nice..how did you do the background?
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Hatched with a 90 deg. then with a flat and stippled using the Roland Baptiste template (small one) to grind the stippling tool.
I cut all of it with the same 90deg. burin. And of course a Palm Control.
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Hi Gert,
Thank you for the info on the background.
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Finished!
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That's looking VERY nice for a 'practice plate', Gert! My congratulations, you 're showing a unique, very personal style too Keep up the good work, thanks for showing us. Groetjes, Paulsph
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Hi Gert,
That is a beauty and looks stunning !!
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That should serve as one heck of a table display.
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Gert,

AMAZING! Very unusual. This style will have a hard time finding any competition! Please keep us posted...
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