Beginning Engraving


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In this presentation, the nationally known traditional longrifle builder, Jack Brooks, teaches the viewer the essentials of chasing, pushing, and wriggle engraving. Beginning with the basic tools. Jack shows the sharpening and heat treating of both square and chisel point engraving tools, and demonstrates the techniques used by period American gunsmiths to decorate their firearms. In addition, the engraving on several original 18th and 19th century longrifles is examined in detail. Over 70 minutes long. Available in VHS or DVD format.