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.
- 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
Henry .22 receiver cover
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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