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Offline Scota4570

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Doodles
« on: March 26, 2020, 02:48:21 AM »
I got a little time to play with the engraving design for a Vincent patchbox.  Top is original.  Bottom is my version.  I am not trying to copy the original.  It will need to fit on a patchbox lid of 1 1/4" x 2 5/8".  I do not want to much detail.  Shading is not shown on purpose.  Opinions of my drawing?  Improvements? 



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Re: Doodles
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 02:54:51 AM »
Nice! Are you using a hammer and graver?
Rob

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 03:03:52 AM »
I would say go for it. Think about any shading when you get the basic pattern done.

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 03:26:30 AM »
Since you asked, I love the design, but my eye says to elongate the left part [ looks a tad squarish ] so that it's curves are more in line with the right hand part of the drawing [ which is perfect !!  ]
Wouldn't take much . 

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 03:39:28 AM »
Since you asked, I love the design, but my eye says to elongate the left part [ looks a tad squarish ] so that it's curves are more in line with the right hand part of the drawing [ which is perfect !!  ]
Wouldn't take much .

Good eye.




When I make time to play, I use a Lindsay pneumatic.  And then only short sessions.  My hands are pretty used up, I could not use a hammer and chisel anymore. 
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Re: Doodles
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 02:09:32 PM »
Scota...What's wrong with you???? Now I gotta go to confession because I'm gonna steal this for some light carving at a time when the church of locked up

thanks a bunch.  Good eye.

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Offline 577SXS

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 02:19:40 PM »
Nice drawing. I might steal that one too!

Offline t.caster

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 04:48:54 PM »
Very nice, will look great on the patchbox!
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Re: Doodles
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 06:22:47 PM »
Thanks for the votes of confidence.  Please use it.  I would like to see how it works for others. 

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Re: Doodles
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 07:26:23 PM »
I thought the first one was nice, but Bob was right- it looks even better elongated.
Very nice drawing.
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Re: Doodles
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 08:29:26 PM »
Scota I like the second design better also. I have one other suggestion and that would be to take the two designs that are in between where your scrolls split and make the double lobes into a triple leaf or shorten the dividing line between the two lobes and add a triple sprig design coming out of the new 3 lobes. See picture.
Not drawn to well but maybe it will give you a better understanding of what I am trying to say. Most engraving books that I have read suggest that flowers and leaf type designs should have odd numbers of pedals, 3, 5, or 7.


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