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Old 07-18-2011, 05:38 PM
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Started to learn and practice scroll design to try to engrave.. any constructive criticism welcome :-)

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Old 07-18-2011, 08:47 PM
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wow some of those bikes on your blogspot are awesome. Nice work btw on those seats.

Also about the scroll. Did you read ron smith book on scrolls? It identifies all the scrolls that exist. Your scroll... its not bad but it could use some more tuning.

Are you free balling this or do you have a shape that you going to apply it to?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:25 AM
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Hi there and thanks for your comments about my work on the bikes :-)

No, I havenīt read any engraving or scroll book yet, but it sounds like a good tips :-) I think I see what you mean by tuning.. after I woke up again itīs easier to see what could be different I think.. I see things I would have done different now :-)

This is just free balling, but getting a shape and make a scroll fit inn that shape would probably be harder and very good practicing?

After I finished it, Iīm thinking I could use this on the side of a Harley Sportster gas tank tho and apply gold and silver leaf in the design (if you turn it left) :-)

Thanks a lot for your comment! :-)

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:45 AM
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A good design Marius.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:27 AM
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Thank you! :-)
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:02 AM
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The best example to a free standing design is steves practice plate.

The reason i find designing around a shape is better is because you can unify the scrolls surrounding the shape. It creates a better layout and flow for the scrolls.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:06 PM
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Checked out the practice plates and it would be cool to get some, but I guess heavy shipping all the way to Norway might get expensive. But it sure looks cool to just order them at custom sizes. Iīll see if I find a local metal dealer :-)

I also see the need of a real vice.. I got this bowling ball and are trying to figure how to make it or set it up.. living in a townhouse makes some limitations :-) looking for my own shop for all my activities tho, but still..
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Hi 276,

I've looked at some of your work before and think you're going to make a great engraver!

The scroll looks nice! The only critique I have is a very common error. The scroll that flows to the bottom of the photo has its backbone against another scroll and the leaves of these two scrolls are flowing in opposite directions.

The leaves should flow from an origin... Of course, all art is open to interpretation and you certainly have a very nice rendering there! Keep drawing... it's the best thing an engraver can do.

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:37 AM
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Thanks a lot for your input and comments Andros :-)
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:13 PM
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Something a little different than engraving, but I drew an engraving kind of scroll design (at least in my head) which I wanted to use on a new leather motorcycle solo seat I started on today.

The image is a bit crappy due to well worn iPhone lens, but.. you get the idea I hope :-)

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I will very soon be back with my NitroG20 :-)




It says Momento Mori, and not the famous latin phrase Memento Mori. Itīs not so serious that it might sound :-)
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Hi 276,

A beautiful seat and a great scroll in leather ,thats awesome !
I think you will do great designs with the nitro.

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Thanks a lot SE! :-) These are a little larger scale tho, but I like the idea to take designs inspired form other crafts and switch around :-) And I have always been a big fan of this scroll thing, and itīs a lot of fun to try and learn :-)

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Marius,

Its pretty even on a largre scale ,you kept it simple and sweet !

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That is some cool work!!!
But '" momento mori" is like the moment of death?
Whilst 'Memento mori" is like, think of death?
I dont mind, but I would like to know what I sit on
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:32 AM
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Thanks for comments :-)

Daniel, you are right.. The famous phrase is "Memento Mori" which means "remember you should die" and Momento Mori means "moment of death". Not that I wish that for anyone sitting on it, but.. :-) Iīll put it up for sale when itīs finished, and if it wonīt be sold I can use it for display or on my own :-)

I added some color to it too, but after that I think maybe it looked better as "natural", but that is a bit too late now, so it is what it is :-)

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I think the color helps highlight the design. And after it gets some use (hopefully) it would look even better.
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Yea, agree the color helps highlight the design, but I think it looked a bit more classy before, but Iīll put it in the experience bag :-) The lighter parts will be darker with some usage and sun, so itīll probably look better in time :-)
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I like the uny color better too.
But what about dying the whole seat? or using line oil to darken up the lighter bits a bit. anyways, its a smashing seat!!!
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Hi,
I preferred the natural finish.Looked great....
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:25 AM
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Thanks guys! Iīll see what I can do to fix it the best I can.. itīll also darken a bit when I treat it with the leather grease so it won soak in all the rain :-) Maybe polishing it high gloss will look a bit better too..

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