Basic Firearms Engraving

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Instructor(s)
Rex Pedersen
2017 Dates
05/01 – 05/05 • open
Skill
Basic
Cost
$ 845
Division
Metal Engraving
Project
Laser-marked firearm cover
Course Description
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 plate 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.

Course Objectives
  • Correct setup of a workbench
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, as well as 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)
  • Shaping and tapering gravers
  • 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

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.