I'm happy to announce that I am moving into a much larger facility
that gives me the opportunity to host workshops. The first one will
be a Basic Engraving workshop to be taught by Brian Marshall. The
dates are January 9~13, 2006 with a possible second workshop January
The title says 'Basic" but this class will teach you all you need to
know to engrave almost anything and I guarantee it will improve your
stone setting. The focus will be on air powered engraving tools but
everything you learn will be applicable to push engraving too.
You'll also learn ways to easily transfer designs from the computer
to the workpiece using a laser or ink jet printer. I have taken
Brian's class and I know that he tailors it to what his students
need. The class I took had three gun engravers and me and we were all
happy with what we learned.
There will be at least one GRS tool and several Lindsay tools
including the Chasing model, two Classics, an Omega, an Omega Bronze
and two palm controls. Nothing will be for sale, this will not be an
Amway meeting. The price for the workshops is $895 for the five days.
This includes all gravers and practice plates and other materials.
If you would like to see what engraving can do, please check out:
In January, here on the Big Island, the surf is up, the humpbacks
are breaching, the daytime temperatures are in the low 80's. It's a
great time to get away from the cold and gray to a sunny Hawaiian
paradise and learn skills that will take your work to a new level.
If you are interested please contact me off list.