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Favourite style of art: graff stencil urban

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flintlockprivateer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool gallery.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Cheers
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ihamo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Love your work :clap:
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shaun750 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
cheers
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Hazeldene Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hi Shaun,
Have you made replicas of The Golden Hare for sale? Can I buy one?
thanks
Hazelden
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shaun750 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Unfortunatly I lost the design work I did for making the hare,and i spend all my time practicing hand engraving.
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ahw1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  New member
shaun , your work is beautiful. how long have you been doing this? do you attend the hobo nickel carvers convention in florida? and what words of advice would you give to someone intrested in learning this art? 
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Thanks for the nice comment.
I've been seriously practicing for just over two years.
I'm from the UK,I am a member of the OHNS,maybe one day I will go to the FUN show.I did send some nickels there for a donation for the OHNS.

Getting into carving,is just make a start. Airgravers and microscope,speed up the learning process,but they are expensive.There is a pain barrier,you have to go through,but each coin you carve will help the next.It's like learning to play a musical instrument,you need to practice regularly.
Sam Alfano has some really good videos on youtube,on hand sharpening gravers,and push engraving. Coins were made with basic tools for 100's of years,so anything is possible.
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ahw1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  New member
thanks, Shaun. i happend to stumble upon some of Sams videos. it really got me intrested , however the price of equipment was discouraging. I had seen one system that claimed to run over 100,000 rpm. this got me thinking..... dental drills. did some research and found wood workers using them. and they are cheap (on ebay) But , it seems I'd have to use a large 0.8 mps compressor. there has to be a less expensive way. thanks for listening to me ramble, and mybe one day I'll have some cool skull coins to post.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Your right there is a cheaper way :)
Nail drills Marathon is a good make 30,000 rpm is plenty.
Have a look through here:
www.youtube.com/user/express37…

look for my,no airgraver no problem video. A microscope is a real plus,but a cheap optovisor will get you started.
I keep meaning to do a video of a simple design tranfer method.Bascally shrink some outlines of your design down to fit the coin and print,and use carbon paper(recipt books still use that) to tranfer the lines.Scribe them in and get carving.
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