So you like guns and you have always wanted to try engraving. Here is a chance to learn from one of the best.
Basic hand Engraving, Instructed by: Diane Scalese
One week long non-credit class Monday-Friday, May 18-22
This course is designed for the beginner engraver or for anyone who would like to review the basics of engraving in steel. Starting with proper tool preparation, learn the basic steps to single point engraving. Topics include:
*Proper tool preparation *Graver shaping and sharpening
*Shading *Background treatments
*Metal inlays *Business practices
*Transferring patterns *Basic lettering
*Basic scroll design and discussion of the most popular styles
Engrave on steel practice plates. You will need to supply your own equipment. The course is designed for using air-assisted equipment and power hones.
Instructor, Diane Scalese is a full-time engraver and has been engraving trophy belt buckles, saddle silver, bits, spurs, jewelry and firearms for nearly 30 years. She was named Engraver of the Year in 2003 by the Academy of Western Artists. She resides in Big Sandy, Montana.
Monday-Friday May 18-22 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $495
For more information or to register,
call the Continuing Education Center @ FVCC (406) 756-3832
This class is part of the NRA Short Term Gunsmithing Program. For a full listing of classes for 2015 click here.