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Old 12-16-21, 03:28 PM
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Part engraving, not drillium

Calling Drillium Dude here is a new hobby for you, engraving

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I saw that on Facebook. Incredible work! I'd feel like I need a Hetchins or something similar to hang it on.
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Engravium!
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
I saw that on Facebook. Incredible work! I'd feel like I need a Hetchins or something similar to hang it on.
that is where i got the picture from
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This guy made a splash 7-8 years ago.

https://www.instagram.com/sc.hacedor/

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That stuff is far prettier than any drilling I've done! Obviously takes special skills - skills I lack in spades.

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I prefer your work DD.
That engraved stuff would look good on a wide leather belt or a rodeo belt buckle, but I wouldn't want it on one of my bikes. I will admit it takes a lot of skill, but...
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I'm not sure how I feel about that style, but it is certainly impressive!
I saw somewhat similar work at the 2015 NAHBS. As shown below, it was a similar style of engraving/carving on a Shimano Dura Ace crank and two Brooks saddles with different styles. Kinda neat. I feel a bit bad that I didn't get the name of the creator.







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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Obviously takes special skills - skills I lack in spades.
How about in diamonds or hearts, though?
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Old 12-16-21, 05:13 PM
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That is the first time that model Dura Ace has ever looked good to me. The black saddle is really cool. Not sure what to do with the eagle head saddle though it is exquisite work.

That stem IAB posted is magic.

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I'm not sure how I feel about that style, but it is certainly impressive!
I saw somewhat similar work at the 2015 NAHBS. As shown below, it was a similar style of engraving/carving on a Shimano Dura Ace crank and two Brooks saddles with different styles. Kinda neat. I feel a bit bad that I didn't get the name of the creator.







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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
How about in diamonds or hearts, though?
Most likely these:





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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
I prefer your work DD.
That engraved stuff would look good on a wide leather belt or a rodeo belt buckle, but I wouldn't want it on one of my bikes. I will admit it takes a lot of skill, but...
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Thank you for saying so! However, engraving has been around for a long, long time and has been used on all sorts of things to add that little bit of extra flair. And there's only so many variations one can make with a drill

Here are some outstanding examples of off-topic engraving work.

Wristwatch case and bracelet:



Control plate for a Fender guitar:



Cigarette lighter:



William Evans 500 Nitro rifle:



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Originally Posted by iab View Post
This guy made a splash 7-8 years ago.

https://www.instagram.com/sc.hacedor/

i guess this has fallen out with the classic arms owners? Too bad. Reminds me of attractive young women all inked up.
I think to myself, what are you going to do in 20-25 years when that has all blurred out?
then I saw Pamela in Malibu, her arm was all blistered red, laser tattoo removal.
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There are some exquisite examples shown here but several of them are probably acid etching rather than engraving, just to be clear, such as the stem and the wrist watch. After about twenty years studying decorated historical artifacts I can usually just tell, but sometimes it is hard to differentiate the techniques after the work is completed!

I've never taken the time to assemble the tools to begin engraving on metal, but I do the equivalent work on leather reproducing medieval and Renaissance artifacts for reenactors and martial artists... Rewarding but very tedious work!

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following DD's string of examples, I recalled a very ornate helmet on display at the White Tower in London.




Those folks knew how to engrave! I assume this is part of the heritage for the lugs on my Hetchins.

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
following DD's string of examples, I recalled a very ornate helmet on display at the White Tower in London.

Those folks knew how to engrave! I assume this is part of the heritage for the lugs on my Hetchins.

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Indeed, such things are the inspiration for the work I do. Here's an album of my photos from the "knight's hall" of European renaissance armament in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. Many examples of the finest craftsmanship of the age.

The raised work on the close helm you showed is actually known as repousse, while most of the flatter designs around those raised elements or upon them are engraved.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/456653...57706267195531

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I know some inspired Soviet folk used to do hand-engraving to whittle the Kharkov or Tectoron derailleurs into pretty decent copies of Nuovo and Super Record. I believe I read about in Bicycle Quarterly at some point. It is too bad I cannot find a picture to enrich this thread.

@Drillium Dude, where can I see your work anyway? Is there a thread of yours? My dad used to do drillium, but he had the unfortunate habit of breaking everything he drilled. Now the pendulum has swung the other way, and he rides a 40lb Surly in his retirement. And he still breaks components on it.
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Is this your work?

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Most likely these:





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@Drillium Dude, where can I see your work anyway? Is there a thread of yours? My dad used to do drillium, but he had the unfortunate habit of breaking everything he drilled. Now the pendulum has swung the other way, and he rides a 40lb Surly in his retirement. And he still breaks components on it.
Here's a link to one of my Flickr albums; it pretty much covers what I've modded over the years: Drillium & Restoration

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Is this your work?
Yessir!

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Here's a link to one of my Flickr albums; it pretty much covers what I've modded over the years: Drillium & Restoration

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I guess I've seen the link before but perhaps not when it was so full of examples. I like that there aren't too many holes in anything, it's all tastefully applied. Great stuff!

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Yessir!

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I just looked at your album of stuff. Too cool. I think my favorite might be the front derailleur with the club in the band. Nice work, sir.

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