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Old 06-13-2009, 09:50 AM
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Hi Folks,

I am new here (just found the S&W forum) so I thought I'd post a pic of some of my work as an introduction.
I have been engraving 30 years (primarily hammer & chisel) and I am still learning!

Here is a 19-2 I did for a client a couple of years ago. The buckle is a bronze resin casting of an original work; reproductions are available for sale. Check farther down in this post for more info.

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I look forward to seeing photos of your work, if you need a hand resizing them shoot me a pm. Welcome to the S&W forum...
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Weldon

Welcome to the forum. I have a 686 and want my initals engraved on the side. Very simple perhaps old Block print. Will contact you through your web site
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WOW! Your work is impressive. Welcome aboard!
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:51 PM
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Weldon, welcome from North Carolina. Looking forward to the photos.
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Looked over your website, Very nice looking work. Please Please post pictures here and give us an "indication" of what your prices are.
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Your work looks very good!!!

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First of all welcome aboard. Second, WOW!!

Your work is impressive.
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Good lookin' work, Sir.


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WOW, that's some fine looking engraving!
(pictures from WeldonL's website)



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Is great to see an old craft still being practiced in its original form. Outstanding work!.
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Hey Folks,

Thanks for all the kind words guys (especially to you who posted the pics). Got a new computer & having trouble resizing photos!

Thanks again,

Weldon

Hey, actually posted a picture...yee ha!
Here is a bronze resin casting of a buckle project I recently did. The original was engraved intaglio out of a piece of sterling silver 2"x3"x 1/8" thick. The work (a private commission) is my three-dimensional interpretation of a 1916 painting by WHD Koerner. I usually work with the hammer & chisel but on this project I busted out every tool & technique in the arsenal.

The shot of the silver on white background is the original...the bronze on black is the casting.

These were originally intended as study aids for engravers & show only the front, not the back, however they are also collectible. If you have an interest in getting one, email me either through the forum or my website for more info.
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Your work is superb, Sir! I always marvel at such true craftsmanship and beautiful art when combined and presented as you have so skillfully done. Thank you!
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Very impressive work. I have bookmarked your website, as I have been looking for an engraver to do my "Skeeter" project gun. It wont be anything nearly as elaborate as in your gallery (probably along the lines of factory B engraving) but there will be something about it to make it personal to me. I'll probably have to stop buying guns for a while to save up enough money though :-(.
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Thanks for my Desktop Background Weldon..
That Centennial M640 looks Killer..
You sure have a great skill..
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Check page one for added pics.

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Hi Folks,

This has been mentioned a couple of times so: As far as prices go, all work is done & quoted on an individual basis and priced accordingly. If you have an interest in a project, contact me either pm or email & we can discuss your idea.

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I can sure see the influence of Gustave Young and L.D. Nimschke in your layout and scroll. This is an art form that is true. There are few who rise to this level and you have perfected your craft. That Model 19 and the 1911 are exceptional. And I really enjoyed the inlay on the SAA Colt. Thanks for letting us see your work it is a real treat.




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Thank you, Not...Simple!

It is true that Young & Nimschke are a couple of my favorites. I consider myself a student of the art and my desire is to continue to learn as long as I'm able to do so.

Glad you enjoyed the pics,

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WOW!! You sir are truly gifted!!

BTW, Welcome to the forum, !
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I am a tattoo artist and I have been told I am a damn good one but you sir REALLY impressed me with that SAA's detail, you are a very gifted artist and I would love to have some of your work done on one of my soon to aquire projects
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Weldon, welcome to the forum. I believe we met at the last Colt Collectors meeting in Houston with Paul Persinger. Your work is absolutely stunning. Once again, welcome. All my best, Joe.
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Thanks to all for the kind words!

Joe, the CCA show in Houston last year was great & hope you had as good a time as we did! Met & talked to lots of nice folks & made some new friends too!!

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