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Local wood engravers?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by e55komp, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. e55komp

    e55komp tacoma Member

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    Im looking for a good wood engraver to do some stocks, i havent been really impressed with anything ive seen locally
    but theres a guy in romania (yeah its far away) thats does amazing work. do anyone know of some talent?
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    You looking for hand carved stuff or laser etching? I may know someone.
     
  3. e55komp

    e55komp tacoma Member

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    hand engravers for sure.
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Pretty hard to find a good wood carver today. The guy I know does laser etching (burning) and does really nice stuff.
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Unless someone does it for merely a hobby, and has independent income, good hand carving is expensive. Takes a lot of time to get something looking good. That's why the trend of 3-D machine carving or laser "etching". Definitely quicker but the results have no "soul".

    If I knew a guy in Romania that did remarkable work for a reasonable price I'd be contacting UPS. They ship to and from Romania. You may end up with a piece of art that's worth the wait.
     
  6. e55komp

    e55komp tacoma Member

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    Evgeni Dimov? that guy is a carving god, i've been in contact with him and just wanted to see if any local talent was lurking in the shadows.