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    Default Some attempts at steel engraving/sculpting

    Hi all! Here's some of my attempts at steel engraving/sculpting. I try to learn & practice in all different kind of metals. After my first aluminium motorcycle part (the H-D derby cover), I recently attacked one of my old 1,5 Kg. hammers to try and carve some relief in steel. Again I used all my hammer & chisel flat gravers to remove the background, for cutting the lines & for backgr. stippling I use my Gravermax G8. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to scroll drawing! Urgently have to work on transferring designs too. Untill now I just draw everything on the white surface. The biggest difficulty for me is working on such a small scale (with only an Optivisor #4 & #5), compared to my usual drawing & stone sculpting. The horseshoe is my first (steel) lettering exercise. Any critique welcome

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    Wow thatīs some deep sculpting Paul, Iīll bet he is less then 1,5 kg now.....it looks really good, also the horse shoe is nice but i would have done the lettering different.
    When you hang the horse shoe on the wall it schould catch the good luck thatīs falling ( like in a bucket)( thatīs what they told me) but then the lettering is upside down.
    But a nice job you did.

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    Obviously a front shoe. Nice job.

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    best lookin shoe i ever saw !

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    Thank you for share, nice work!

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    I like the shoe to hang like that because that is how you view a shoe when you pick up a horses foot. Since a horseshoe is good luck you want it to hang with the heels pointing down so that the luck will fall upon you.

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    Hey it's a Kerkhaert SSP, I use those same shoes, but for actual shoeing. I have heard, hang it heels up so the luck does not fall out of the shoe. But on all the shoe display boards I have ever seen, they are mounted heel down, and they look better that way, in my opinion. Personally I feel a shoe is lucky if the horse that I am nailing it to, is not trying to kick my head off :-)

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    Very nice Paulie!

    Stewart

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