Engravers’ Bench: Techniques for Metal Inlays
Thursday, 05/16, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Strip Mine Room, Sheridan Holiday Inn
All skill levels welcome!
The process of inlaying one metal into another can be a challenging one. However, with the proper methods and tools, it is not a difficult one. Though the theory is the same for all inlays, the techniques vary for different results. Diane will show you inlaying techniques including flush wire inlay, flush sheet inlay, and raised inlay for decorative figures. There will be handouts to show step by step how to make the different tools and illustrations on how to use them. Diane will also demonstrate engraving techniques to enhance your inlays, and give you tips on the common mistakes to avoid.
Materials to Bring: Note taking materials.
Diane began engraving in 1986. She admits it was a steep learning curve, as there were no other engravers around. After a number of years bright-cutting, Diane began engraving a few firearms. In 2000, she joined the Firearms Engravers Guild of America, and in 2001 was awarded Master Engraver status. In 2002, she was asked by GRS to teach a few engraving classes. She teaches several classes each year at GRS and has also taught and demonstrated in Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Denmark. Besides bits, spurs, and buckles, Diane engraves watches, firearms, knives, and jewelry.