2020 Basic Metal Engraving


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Sam Alfano, Steve Dunn, Rick Eaton, Jake Newell, Jeff Parke, Rex Pedersen, Layne Zuelke

2020 Date(s)

05/04–05/08, 05/18–05/22, 06/08–06/12, 06/22–06/26, 07/06–07/10, 07/27–07/31, 08/24–08/28, 09/14–09/18, 10/19–10/23


Metal Engraving

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Course Information


Learn basic hand engraving skills quickly in a friendly and organized surrounding. Using GRS equipment, students study and execute fundamental engraving cuts on a variety of metals. This curriculum includes a special series of training plates precisely laser‑marked with designs that naturally build confidence and accuracy. This system speeds learning and overcomes the initial artwork challenge. Each class is built around the individual instructor’s professional experience to give every attendee personal access to a wealth of practical knowledge. This course provides a foundation for other GRS courses.


  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Tool shaping and bench grinder operation
  • Surface preparation for engraving or stone setting
  • Artwork layout and design principles
  • Design transfer techniques
  • Line cutting techniques
  • Proper use of workholding fixtures and devices
  • Business practices and pricing work (varies by instructor)
  • Engraving scrolls, borders, letters, and numbers
  • Shading techniques and background treatment
  • Basics of metal inlay
  • Fundamentals of tool sharpening



No prerequisites.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.