About the Course
Want to spice up your jewelry or metal designs with hand engraving?
This class gets you started with modern engraving tools, including the PulseGraver and microscopes.
Learn about graver making, sharpening, basic cuts, design considerations, pattern transfer, work holding, texture tools, and border patterns. Skills apply to working with gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze, steel, or titanium. Tira has worked on many engraved items, including auto restoration, motorcycles, large format bells, knives, guns, jewelry, guitars, and other musical instruments. Learn specific tips on holding and working on all types of items. Class concepts and techniques will be applicable across all electric/pneumatic machines. Pre-marked practice plates make it easier for the student to follow.
Correct setup of the workbench for ergonomics, including machine and vise
Set up and focus on Microscopes
Theory of graver geometry
Choice and sharpening of gravers
Artwork layout and design transfer
Line cutting techniques
Proper use of work-holding fixtures and devices
Shading techniques and background treatments
Block and script letter engraving
Course duration: 5 Days
Attendance: 40 Hours
Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, with a one-hour lunch break.
No requirements or previous experience is necessary.
Course information is subject to change without notice.