Tuesday, February 25, 2014

small engraving

Last part of my current project, I engraved the french version of the text (still using my super home made tool).

I'm quite happy with the result, I used my chisel as I would have done with a nib, the engraving is not very deep but it allowed me to write quite small, the two lines here are 3mm high.

I think I just discovered a new experimentation field in slate engraving.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


By popular demand, here is a pic of the home made tools I use for slate engraving.

As you can see, it's a simple nail with a wooden handle, used for thin strokes and an old bevelled knife used a a chisel.

And soon, new pics of m ongoing project that comes to its end...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Soap seal

I've started to work on the design of a seal for a friend. This seal is to be used on handmade soap.
If I'm quite happy with the monogram, the shape of the seal needs to be reworked.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Misery in sleep

A new fragment of the ongoing work, this time a complete sentence : "Misery in sleep it's pain renews".

Unlike the previous bits, this one has been engraved on a plate of new zinc which made a smoother and shinier result.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

more magnets

Not enough time to work on my current large work, just enough to recycle bits of zinc so : more magnets !

You would have noticed that I stopped to put them on the fridge, I installed a beautiful bar of steel, a bit rusted, and use it as a support for them and as a reminder hanger for me :-)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

grave situation

Well, yes, still on my engraving project, with more than 60 hours of work done and probably almost the same amount to come, wishing everything goes well (slate engraving is not very forgiving).

Of course, the pic is not very good, there are debris from the latest strokes of my magical home made tool but I can tell that in the real world, it looks fine.

I can also tell you that it is a text from Petronius, that it will be a mix of engraving on slate and zinc and probably other media...