Engraving on Precious Metals is for professionals and others who wish to learn hand engraving as a hobby or trade, and reveals many previously undisclosed practices of the commercial engraver which help to make his skill quite astonishing. All aspects of the craft are covered exhaustively, including the relatively modern innovation of the high-class machine engraver. Illustrated throughout with over 250 drawings, the book gives practical hints for use in the workshop, while artistic matters are covered extensively in chapters on lettering design and layout, monograms, nameplates and ornamentation. A basic knowledge of ancillary crafts can be found in the sections on piercing, polishing, soldering and inlaying, and the use of unusual materials such as ivory, wood, or plastic is also discussed.
|Publisher:||Hale, Robert Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was expecting modern way of engraving on laser machine.
A fine book geared solely at providing the engraver with a study guide in the traditional fundamentals of engraving. Though the title reads 'Engraving on Precious Metals' it will hold true for all metal surfaces being engraved. The basics of this book will direct the engraver to the correct approaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of lettering. It provides sections spanning tool modifications, sharpening, design layouts, repairing errors 'god forbid', coat of arms engraving, a wide number of lettering styles, first cuts, handling awkward mediums, ornamental design and much more. All in all a valuable reference for anyone wishing to begin engraving or improve their skills. Though this literature is of an older nature its contents are of sound roots and should be deemed as a required reading if one is to enhance his or her engraving skills.