Author: Hardy, R. Allen & Bowman, John J.
(139 Pages) Soft Cover. This comprehensive and practical manual teaches every step of the engraving process. Clear, step by step instructions, accompanied by illustrations, tell how to cut initials and inscriptions using a variety of alphabets, including script, ribbon, vertical script, and Roman letters, as well as block and Old English. You'll also learn how to design and cut initial in monograms, what forms to use for properly decorating and embillishing engraved work, and how to correctly shape and maintain tools, particularly square script gravers. Beginners will find this manual invaluable while practicing artisans will find many useful suggestions.