Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A pendant made for my musical daughter. The stones are real Emeralds and green Peridot. I think she'll like it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

For all my Flute Friends

I'm developing a new look to those Cap Crowns and planning on a whole new line of affordable personalization. Pictured here is a prototype silver cap crown that I've highly decorated. The center stone is a real diamond, but it's only placed for the picture. The final stone will be a real Ice Blue Topaz Gemstone. The 6 surrounding stones are just white CZ's for accent. My plans are to offer any gemstone your heart desires: Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires... Or we can use colored CZ's. Since I'm not finished with this, I'll post pictures of the final product--I might even engrave a little on it too!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flute Angel

I'm going to scrimshaw this "Flute Angel" onto a 1"X 3/4" oval of ivory for a pendant.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Most Exciting Summer Show in 75 Years!

"Most Exciting Summer Show in 75 Years". Their words, not ours.(But of course, they're right!) Engravers at the Ohio Gun Collectors was a huge success.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Best "Singles Ad" printed in newspaper

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me...Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Annie, I'll be waiting..... Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Warther pliers

Made from just 10 straight cuts in a single piece of wood. I sat on his lap as a child in the 1960's and he carved these for me.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The 2012 Guns of the Year

Finally got the photographs and these twins are gorgeous. They will be featured in an upcoming issue of The American Handgunner Magazine.

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Gun of the Year

This is one of two "Guns of the Year" to be featured in an upcoming issue of "The American Handgunner Magazine".

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Engraving on "Not-so-stupid" steel

A nice little gift for my sweetie.
Wife Betty bought a car and I thought I'd make her a new key fob to go with it.
Turned out pretty nice for my first stone-setting project.


My First attempt at scrimshaw. I bought Sandra Brady's DVD's and actually paid attention to them. I also used my invention, The "BradyBlok" scrimshaw/bulino workholding fixture. Not too bad for a beginner.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flute Engraving

Yes, they can look as good as they sound.
These are on very professional instruments: Burkart, Nagahara, Miyazawa, Muramatsu.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Engraving work for Precision Small Arms

Just completed these "twins" for Precision Small Arms.
These are basically the same as the original "Baby Browning" .25ACP pocket automatic pistol.
Too bad I didn't get the grips for these,but that's typical.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Latest Invention

Yep, made another new-fangled Gizwidget to make scrimshaw and bulino style engraving a little easier and affordable for the beginner and journeyman
The BradyBlok is a great alternative to the heavy engravers ball vise and extremely portable---Now you can take your hobby with you when you travel.
Check out my YouTube Video:

You can order it here:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Always wanted to be a magician

Look at the magic I did restoring this air cleaner cover for a 1945 Harley-Davidson.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hot off the press

Just got this published in the latest (March/April) issue of THE AMERICAN HANDGUNNER MAGAZINE
You'll need to buy the magazine to read the entire article.