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    Good deal thanks Sam

    If there's a gap in the traffic this week I'm going to give that one a try and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch View Post
    yeah, yeah, yeah... funny how the microscript challenge was a contest (because our benevolent dictator was the self-appointed ringer...) btw- was an official winner ever declared?
    Not officially, but Brian Hochstrat turned in the last and smallest entry. He wins as far as I'm concerned. I was going to make a micro graver from a banjo string but didn't get around to it.

    So let's see your version of this one, Mitch!

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    Sam,
    Thank you for the practice design!
    I'm going to give it a try this week.
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    Default Scroll & Shading

    Sam,I tell all my students about the Engraver's Cafe and Tips Archive,iGraver Tutorials.Good information for all.J.J.
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    Thank ya, JJ!

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    thank you Sam a great idea and a great opportunity to learn more , tomorrow i will try to cut this plate , i hope see soon some the versions of the other engravers of the forum will be very interesting!
    another time thank you

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    here ya go...

    a few comments/observations-
    1) this was FUN! just slapping somebody else's (very nice) design on a soft flat piece of steel and merrily cutting away. most fun i've had doing this stuff in some time.

    2) you'll notice i took liberties with the design. in particular, i broke up the 'spine' of the main scroll with the leaves and added a few 'puckers', 'pleats', or whatever you want to call them. also note that i keep those pinched pretty tight so they make little tear drop shapes (the leaf segments meet at a single line width)- i never leave them 'open mouthed'. i often use these 'pleats' to form the stems of leaves or spines of scrolls.

    3) i probably should have reduced the size to maybe 3/4-2/3 of this (it's about 1.75"/4cm tall). i use a 90° sq. and it's difficult to make really big line width changes at this scale. doing it smaller would have made that stand out better.

    4) note that construction lines & outlines tend to get wider/deeper as they go from the base/start/origin of the leaf out toward the tip, while shade lines are tapered in the opposite direction.

    5) the layout is reversed because it was easier to just print Sam's design on my laser and use it as a direct transfer.
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    Heare my attemp ,sorry Sam for spoil your design and for the quality of the photo but only i have can use the iphone in the workshop today

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    Mitch very beautyfull your version!

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    Good work lads

    Mitch`s somehow reminds me of Dr.Seuss the cat in the hat style for some reason, might be the lack of beer.
    Mrthe.. looks very nice indeed & i`d be well happy with that photo.

    My effort is getting done in-between setting work..

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    Dr. Suess is one of my favorites too! LOL!! Ya know, that guy went to 30 different publishers to get his first book printed and all of them told him it would never sell.

    I think I'll get in on this too and the timing is pretty good ... cuz a fun break is always good. btw ... Sam's design is in desperate need of modification but it's still salvageable (LOL just kidding ) ...

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