The Engraving Section

of the Internet Craftsmanship Museum

The fine engraving ads an additional of desirability to this fine pocket watch. This section details those who apply designs like this to metal objects to increase their beauty and value. Shown above is a pocket watch engraved by Roger Ronnie. (Click on photo for larger image.)

Craftsmen represented in this section are:

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Craftsman (Click name to visit page on this craftsman)

Typical Project (Click for larger image)

Steve Lindsay

Classic engraving in many styles

Damien Connolly

The artistic design, manufacture and embellishment of premium firearms—full size and miniature

Roger L. Ronnie

Full-size and miniature gun engraving plus projects from model engines to watch making tools

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About Engravers

The skill of engraving has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years. An engraver from the 1800's could sit down at the bench of a modern day engraver and feel right at home with the tools. He would be impressed with the quality of the magnifying optics and the lighting now available to make the job easier, but all in all he could get right to work without missing a beat. Very few skills have remained so dependant on the craftsman himself and have not been revolutionized somewhere along the way by technological developments. Although there are now computer controlled machines that can do very detailed engraving, the work done by hand by a skilled person still stands out because of the personal style of the artist.

Good engravers are still in demand to personalize objects like guns, watches and other high-value items. Even the paper money we carry in our wallets is made from steel plates engraved by a person, not a machine. Though not yet a "lost art", the skill of an engraver is seen by less of us because it is so labor intensive that few of us can afford to pay to have something extensively engraved. This section will you a chance to examine some fine work closely and appreciate the skill involved in carving metal to create designs of intricate beauty.

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New Submissions Welcomed

If you have additional information on a project or builder shown on this site that your would like to contribute, please e-mail We also welcome new contributions. Please see our page at newsubmit.htm for a submission form and guidelines for submitting descriptive copy and photos for a new project.

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