Advanced Hand Engraving

Advanced Hand Engraving
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break, June 17-21, 2019
$380 or 3 credit hours
**Note** In order for this course to meet the requirements for the Gunsmithing Arts Certificate, classes will run longer each day. Students should report for orientation at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Dr. Pierson will discuss extended class time at the beginning of the course.
(This course counts toward  the Gunsmithing Fine Arts Certificate)

This course covers advanced concepts and skills related to push engraving and hammer and chiselDr. Michael J. Pierson engraving. Special emphasis will be placed on scroll types, precious metal inlay, bulino and banknote engraving, restoring engraving, and lettering. Students should complete the Introductory Hand Engraving course prior to enrolling Advanced Hand Engraving.

Dr. Michael J. Pierson has been an academic administrator and taught technical subjects in a university setting for over 35 years. He has been engraving for 24 years, was trained by Frank Hendricks, and is a member of the Firearms Engraver’s Guild of America. He is proficient with both the hammer and chisel and pneumatic engraving techniques and a wide variety scroll patterns.


Advanced Hand Engraving Tool List

1. Chasing hammer, 1-1/8″ face from NGraver or GRS
2. Four 3/32” carbalt XD blanks from Lindsay
3. #7, #12, #20 straight liners in standard width from NGraver or #18-10 and #24-10 straight liners from GRS
4. Steel ruler, 6 inch
5. Dividers
6. Scribe
7. Ellipse template #20750 from Drafting Steals
8. Circle template #20724 from Drafting Steals
9. Stabilio # 8008 pencilfrom Amazon
10. Curved burnisher from Amazon
11. Dot punch set, No. 1,2,3 from NGraver or beading tool #10, #15, and #22 from GRS
12. Optivisor, #3 lens from GRS
13. Talcum powder
14. Clear packaging tape15. Money clip, nickel silver spring tempered from Ngraver
16. One tube of oil based black etching ink from Faust or Eckersleys
17. Stainless tool holder for 3/32” graver blanks from Lindsay
18. Wet/dry silicon carbide sandpaper (220,320, & 400 grit)
19. Palm push adjustable length graver from Lindsay
20. 3/16” brass punch from MSC
21. 3/16” steel punch from MSC
22. Carbide bur set #004-511 from GRS

Tool supply sources

GRS Tools

Ngraver Company

Lindsay Engraving

Rudolph Faust, Inc.

Eckersley’s Arts and Crafts

MSC Industrial Supply