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FUJIFILM
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FinePix S7000
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Hobo Nickel engraving Love Token by shaun750 Hobo Nickel engraving Love Token by shaun750
Hobo Nickel engraving Love Token
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Given 2013-03-25
Hobo Nickel engraving Love Token by ~shaun750 detailed engraving in such a tiny piece! Check out more conversions in this deviant's gallery and even a video of the process. ( Suggested by HundredHands and Featured by Talty )
:iconmagprintmaker:
Do you use a turntable type thing to do all the swirls and curves?
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:iconshaun750:
Yes,made my own.It's needed if you work under a scope.
To answer all your other questions:
I use a graver mach air graver,and Lindsay sharpening fixture.
I'm making a traditional engravers sample plate at the moment,which could be use to take a print from,but I havent made one specifically. I'm trying to make something that will sell for enough for the time it takes me to engrave.I used to do OK with engraved coins,but they have fizzled out lately.
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:iconmagprintmaker:
Oh, fascinating. Rookie question: how is an air-powered engraving tool different from just a regular burin? How does it make engraving easier? What sort of optical device do you use to view the coins so closely?
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:iconshaun750:
The air graver makes the learning process 90% easier. I've only been engraving seriously for 14 months,but have but some serous practice into it.
I use a used bausch and lomb microscope,which is good enough to do anything,but I am on the look out for an upgrade.
Almost any used scope you buy will need to be dismantled and cleaned,and getting it lined up after is a learning process. If you can try before you buy,then its worth paying good money for.
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:iconalittlebitoff:
Very beautiful. I would love to have something like this, or even the talent.
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JamesDenton Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very impressive work. :)
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:iconinvisig0th:
INVISIG0TH Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconredbaron1234:
If this was how every Half Dollar looked, I think we would still be using them.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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