Canceled – Basic Western Style Engraving

Basic Western Style Engraving

June 1-5, 2020

Cost $300

Class is limited to 10 students

Continuing education only, not for college credit

To register Call Donna Haddow at 719 846-5724 or

Introduction and overview

Tools used

Types of gravers and how to sharpen them

  • Design Layout
  • Basic scroll design
  • Basic design layout
  • Do’s and don’ts of design layout
  • Getting started
  • Basic cuts
  • Putting cuts together
  • Practice practice practice
  • Tips & Tricks
  •  Layout tips
  • Transfer tips and tricks
  • Books & CD resources
  • Online resources (YouTube and others)
  • More practice
  • More advanced techniques if time permits

About the instructor:

Rex Crawford

Rex Crawford grew up working on horse and cattle ranches in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico so he understands the important balance between functionality and aesthetics of cowboy gear.  He has been making custom spurs since 2000 expanding to custom saddle silver, belt buckles, jewelry, and just about anything a customer can dream up.  He studied the art of bright cut engraving under Diane Scalese at the GRS engraving school in Emporia, Kansas and has continued to improve his skills through additional GRS courses as well as a Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) workshop. In 2015, Rex was honored by the Academy of Western Artists as the Engraver of the Year.

Required tools and supplies

18-10 Straight liner

14-6 Straight Liner

QC-42 Flat Graver or QC-45 Flat Graver

QC-37 Flat Graver

Glensteel V Point 120 degree

Glensteel V Point 105 degree

QC handle of your choice

Chinese White (pigment)

Traditional QC 10 pack



Optivisor #3

Pencil and sketch pad of your choice

The above tools are available from GRS engraving tools (Glendo Corp.)  Please contact Aaron McMichael at (800) 835-3519 or  Aaron will put together a package deal of all of the above supplies and materials needed (except the sketch pad and pencil).