Metal Engraving
Basic Gun Engraving

Learn basic hand engraving skills quickly in a friendly and organized surrounding. Using GRS equipment, students study and execute fundamental engraving cuts on a variety of metals. This curriculum includes a special series of training plates precisely laser-marked with designs that speeds learning and overcomes the initial artwork challenge. This course also provides the unique opportunity to finish the week engraving on an actual Henry .22 lever-action receiver cover. Guided by FEGA Master Engraver Rex Pedersen, students learn the process of engraving a firearm part without purchasing the gun first. The Henry cover features a laser-marked period design reminiscent of turn-of-the-century rifles. Once engraved, the cover can be installed on a Henry .22 rifle of your own.

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Course Info

Instructor(s)
Rex Pedersen
2023 Date(s)
05/01–05/05
Division
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Basic
Capacity
12
Enrollment Type
Open

Objectives

  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Surface preparation for engraving or stone setting
  • Artwork layout and design principles
  • Design transfer techniques
  • Line cutting techniques
  • Proper use of workholding fixtures and devices
  • Business practices and pricing work (varies by instructor)
  • Fundamentals of tool sharpening
  • Design and layout of scrolls and borders
  • Effective use of a rotary handpiece
  • Block and script letter engraving
  • Basics of metal inlay
  • Practical experience engraving a Henry .22 receiver cover

Class Project(s)

Henry .22 receiver cover

Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

 

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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