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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Laredo, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
    9AA8317F-C4A9-4500-BFC0-3A757CD49677.jpeg 652E5A7F-3E9F-4FAB-AC5D-2DF1614066F8.jpeg Hello, I am new to Forum but have always loved Gretsch guitars. I just wanted to show the new Silver Buffalo Skull I hand engraved and carved from a Silver dollar. I think it looks really nice as my Firebird Duo Jet headstock emblem. Now I just need a nice Leather Tooled Gretsch Strap!

    Cheers
    Laredo
     
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  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Welcome! Looks great!
     
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  3. Byron

    Byron Gretschie

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    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Wow. How the hell do you engrave/carve a silver dollar? Beautifully done
     
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  4. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
    Hello, any piece of thick silver would work. I just had a 1 oz silver dollar proof that was big enough. I then drew the skull and hand engraved the outline and cut it out with a jewelers saw then slowly began to shape the contours with files and sand paper. Then a final buffing. Took a while. Thanks!
     
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  5. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
    Thank you!
     
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  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Welcome to the forum, Laredo!
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  7. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome here!
     
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  9. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Electromatic

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    May 18, 2018
    Ontario
    Wow, so much skill and a great result! Did you start out doing conchos, or?...anyway God bless Texas!
     
  10. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Badass. Welcome and nicely done!
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    Howdy! Welcome aboard!

    Beautiful work on that buffalo skull.
     
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  12. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Very cool!
     
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  13. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
    Hello! I started engraving on coins last year. I would like to do conchos later on. Thanks for the comment. Laredo
     
  14. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Gretschie

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    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Awesome piece of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing your talents.
     
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    Welcome to GT Laredo!
     
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  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Very nice work. Let's see the rest of your guitar.
     
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  17. Flouswa

    Flouswa Gretschie

    That is just way too cool! And welcome!
     
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  18. Laredo

    Laredo Electromatic

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    Jun 10, 2018
    Texas
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    Here she is!
     
  19. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Beautiful!
     
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  20. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Welcome along!
     
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