I often get asked what do I do if I slip while I am engraving. This a portrait of my mother and I that I have been working on for awhile. I managed to slip on my face. Sometimes you can hide slips with additional like work, but that was not the case with this error. I walked away, took a deep breath and did what’s in the video below!
In the above video, I am using a GRS Tools Gravermach AT with a 901 hand piece. The graver is a carbide round shaped to 120 degrees and the ring is sterling silver. The video is sped up 540%. I wish I could engrave that fast! Unfortunately, I have too much going on to take on new commissions at this point! Hopefully I can sometime next summer.
I was honored to produce this custom hand engraved medallion for Emporia State’s 17th President, Allison Garrett. The design was a collaboration of ideas produced by the inauguration committee and President Garrett. The imagery features a hornet (ESU mascot), the power E logo, a Kansas Sunflower, Wooster bridge and design elements from the Granada Theater in Emporia. The overall theme was a merging of community and the university. The image was hand engraved on brass and is 3 inches in diameter. I presented the original to President Garrett at the ceremony. The ESU foundation also has a limited number of resin cast copies.
I was commissioned by Casey Woods of Emporia Main Street to produce these awards for their 25th anniversary. Congrats to all of the winners. These people among many others are what make this community grow.