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Just finished (17-NOV-17) this English Pointer.

(Actually, I need Brad to consolidate all these photos....Hint, Hint.......

 

 

English Pointer 2017.jpg

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Jakeismydog2

how long does it take for you to make one of those? they are truly amazing

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Crazy Horse

It all begins as a flat piece of material (nickel silver). First I layout the ellipse then transfer the subject (dog, bird etc) to the metal and begin cutting. After I complete the engraving I hand saw out the outline and then file it smooth. Next comes the initial polishing. After that I bend it to shape and last a final polishing. All in all, depending upon how much detail, background removal and scroll work it comes out to somewhere between 10 to 15 hours.

 

Here's a photo of what it looks like before being cut to shape. You can see the picture it evolves from in the background.

 

Eng Pointer 1.jpg

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Crazy Horse

Just finished cutting thisone and will bend it to shape tomorrow. My fingers are tired from hand polishing it.

Second pic is completed money clip.

 

Grouse JAN 2018.jpg

Grouse JAN 2018b.jpg

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dogrunner

Nice work. 

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Crazy Horse

Two more ready to be bent to shape. Need to find a bench top band saw suitable to cut metal. Right now I have to hacksaw and then file to shape. This takes much too long.

 

 

Sideplates 01-18.jpg

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Crazy Horse

Just finished this cast brass belt buckle. Size is 1 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches.

 

 

Buckel Woodcock 2.jpg

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Brad Eden
On 11/16/2017 at 8:46 PM, Crazy Horse said:

 

(Actually, I need Brad to consolidate all these photos....Hint, Hint.......

 

 Can do...but I sorta like scrolling through the thread...like opening presents on Christmas morn...

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Crazy Horse

Brad:

 

I'll leave it up to you.

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Crazy Horse

Finished this the other day. Have yet to bend it.

 

 

Sideplate Quail 02  2018.jpg

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Crazy Horse

Another buckle, 1 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches.

 

 

Buckel.jpg

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GuyO

Really nice John!! I may have to think about adding to my Crazy Horse Collection!!

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rawhide

Striking!   You are on a roll.   Looks like it is flying outta there.    On a different sized and shaped piece, that rendering of a grouse would make an attractive lanyard (or bolo tie) slide. 

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Crazy Horse

Finished this buckle today. 1 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches. Suitable for 1 1/2 inch belt. 5aab24ccee766_WoodcockMAR18.thumb.jpg.6ff6c27a4ccca99f3ce10f52c8fa3692.jpg

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Crazy Horse

Five whistles for a dog trialer in Georgia.

 

Whistles NOV18.jpg

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