I am totally self-taught, beginning with books geared toward
Firearm Engravers and some tapes put out by the same, practicing
on Steel and Brass. I have done jewelry, Belt buckles, knives,
silver platters, I also machine engrave but thats not really
engraving, I use hand gravers, Chasing hammer & chisel, and
NgraveR handpiece in practice. I highly recommend James B. Meeks
book “The Art of Engraving” as a source of
I hope this helps, If you need further, let me know.