The images below were taken through a microscope with a video camera during the hand
engraving shading process using an Air Chasing Graver.
The images are select frames from the videos. The first set
of images is of a very small die being engraved in banknote style of engraving to show the
fineness of the Air Chasing Graver. This die was later used in a 150 ton press to
reproduce itself for insets in the butt of the Air Chasing Graver. The next set of images
is of intertwined initials being bright cut engraved on a cylinder to depict power
and control of the tool during deeper hand engraving.
Please be patient while the images
Above photo: the engraved die is pictured next to a dime for size comparison.
(Left) Finished die engraving .
(Right) Engraving reproduced from die with coining press.
Below images are from the bright cutting hand engraving video.
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