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Giving Back

Giving Back

Michael Dubber has been a major contributor to FEGA since its inception in 1981. From being a founding member to serving as President of the Guild, he has made a lasting impact for the organization. He found another opportunity to give back to FEGA when he won the...
Full Gold Inlaid Background & Deep Relief Engraving

Full Gold Inlaid Background & Deep Relief Engraving

Full Gold Inlaid Background & Deep Relief Engraving with Alain Lovenberg will certainly be a time in engraving to remember. In case you missed the 2011 course details, here you can admire a closer look at the project piece and read more about the course....
Sneak Peek: Lovenberg’s Grand Masters Project

Sneak Peek: Lovenberg’s Grand Masters Project

Since the Grand Masters 2011 application is going to be available in only eleven days, how about a sneak peek at the project for Alain Lovenberg’s engraving course? Without a doubt, this project piece is going to be a beautiful study in advanced techniques of...
Collaboration to Benefit FEGA

Collaboration to Benefit FEGA

Lee Griffiths was eager to give back to FEGA, the organization that provided so much for him while learning how to engrave. “The guild has been a big factor in advancing my career in terms of skill, as well as providing a forum to display my skills and increase...
Round and Round We Go

Round and Round We Go

When you are in the right place at the right time, you can learn new skills and techniques that you weren’t even expecting. When Fred Bowen of Lake Villa, Illinois, attended Ken Hunt’s Grand Masters course in 2007, he just happened to be in one of those...
A Look At Basic Firearms Engraving

A Look At Basic Firearms Engraving

Sometimes, students want to get right into a certain field or style of engraving. Although most students benefit from the broad knowledge found in a basic course, this one might be just right for you. Rex Pedersen, president of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America...
A Work in Progress, and Progressing Through Work

A Work in Progress, and Progressing Through Work

Progressing through design work can be simple for some engraving artists, those like Marty Rabeno. With years of art teaching behind him, he can knock out a beautiful scroll design with several elements. Here, you can see the basic steps in creative thinking that...
Experimental Color: 2011 Learn Plate

Experimental Color: 2011 Learn Plate

When trying something new, experimentation can be a fun — albeit challenging — task. This Featured Photo is an ambigram designed and hand engraved by Tira Mitchell in an unusual metal called niobium. This metal takes color particularly well, but requires an exact...
No Matter How You Turn It: Tira’s Learn Plate

No Matter How You Turn It: Tira’s Learn Plate

This Featured Photo is an ambigram designed and hand engraved by Tira Mitchell in an unusual metal called niobium. “Learn” appears both right-side up and upside down. Tira used a special electrochemical process to produce the colors without any paint or pigment. The...
30th Anniversary Watch for FEGA

30th Anniversary Watch for FEGA

As many may know, the Firearms Engravers Guild of America will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2011. To honor and commiserate the occasion, Andrew Biggs of New Zealand has hand engraved a beautiful Magrette watch. Biggs engraved the FEGA logo on the back. To...
A Thanksgiving Bird, of Sorts

A Thanksgiving Bird, of Sorts

While most people in the United States are filling up on leftover turkey, potatoes, and pies, not everyone cooks the traditional turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday. From vegetarian main dishes to other poultry, one bird that few will prepare is the focus of this...
Technique Meets Inspiration

Technique Meets Inspiration

Studying the works of great artists has long been a way to embellish one’s own artistic skills. Much can be learned though the keen observation of great work. When combining these aesthetic sensibilities with technical savvy, the results will be appealing. Peter...
No Limits to Egg Carving

No Limits to Egg Carving

Many times, the form of an art piece expresses more about the artist than of the art itself. Cheryl Collins recently carved this ostrich egg using rotary tools. She started out carving about two years ago. While taking a chip carving class a fellow student had a...
The GRSTC “Learn” Plate

The GRSTC “Learn” Plate

For the last few years, GRS has commissioned one of our esteemed instructors to hand engrave a piece of artwork for the GRS Training Center’s course schedule brochure. Sam Alfano hand engraved this first beauty with beautiful script lettering and a flowing leaf...
Get Ready For 2011

Get Ready For 2011

It’s almost that time of year again at GRS. The near-end of the calendar year marks the announcement of the upcoming course schedule. In case you are new to the idea of hand engraving, December 1 is the day you want to mark on your calendar. The 2011 course...
Multidimensional Hand Engraving, Part 2

Multidimensional Hand Engraving, Part 2

The late Erich Boessler, an accomplished hand engraver from Germany, engraved this firearm with an interesting combination of detail and dimension. On this side of the firearm, Boessler included a prominent scroll that acts as a visual bridge and focal point that...