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Steve Lindsay

Master Instructor

Steve, the innovative mind behind the renowned Airgraver palm control, is a trailblazer in hand engraving. His journey into engraving began at the tender age of 17, under the tutelage of his father, a skilled watchmaker and jeweler. Through hands-on apprenticeship and a deep-rooted passion for craftsmanship, Steve quickly developed a profound appreciation for the intricacies of engraving.

In 1980, armed with a solid foundation in the craft and a thirst for knowledge, Steve embarked on his professional journey as a full-time engraver. His dedication to mastering the art led him to pursue further education at Nebraska Technical College, where he specialized in machine tools and die-making. This comprehensive training equipped Steve with a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern machining techniques, setting the stage for his groundbreaking innovations.

One of Steve's most notable contributions to engraving is the invention of the Airgraver palm control—a revolutionary tool that has transformed how engravers work. With its intuitive design and precision control, the Airgraver has become an indispensable companion for engravers worldwide, empowering them to achieve unparalleled accuracy and artistry in their creations.

Steve is poised to share his wealth of knowledge and expertise with students at our institute for the first time. His debut as an instructor represents a significant milestone in his illustrious career, offering aspiring engravers a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of the craft. With Steve's guidance, students can expect to gain invaluable insights, hone their skills, and unlock their full potential as engravers.

Steve's passion for craftsmanship, innovative spirit, and dedication to excellence make him a dynamic and inspiring teacher. As he takes on this new role, he brings a wealth of experience, a commitment to innovation, and a deep-rooted love for engraving. Under his mentorship, students will learn the trade techniques and discover the joy and satisfaction that come from mastering a timeless craft.

Steve Lindsay
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