Metal Engraving
Basic Gun Engraving

Course Info

Rex Pedersen
2020 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Enrollment Type


Gain priceless experience by adding hand engraving to 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 cover features a laser-marked period design reminiscent of turn-of-the-century lever-action rifles and, once engraved, can be installed on any Henry .22 lever-action rifle.


  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Tool shaping and bench grinder operation
  • 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.


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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