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Somewhere a Pimp is missing his guns !


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Posts: 2162 | Location: Houston, TX. | Registered: 18 May 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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But, if it could be done to that level it could be done less. I imagine that the cost of the laser is pretty high but after that I wonder what the actual running costs are?

It becomes less of a physical skill and more about computer programming. It would still require an artist's eye unless they are just copying other people's patterns but the machine would do the actual work.

I wonder if manufacturers will offer factory engraving as another $100 option?


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Setting aside the fact that the guy who did the programming doesn't understand scroll work. At first glance it looks like good engraving but on closer inspection it lacks the depth that hand cut engraving produces. It looks flat because the laser can't produce the "v" shape of the cut like a graver does and without that "v" cut the light won't be absorbed or reflected to give the 3-d/depth look that hand engraving produces.

Now that's not to say that this type of embellishment doesn't have it's place in the market, it does BUT I've seen very few machines in my life that can replace the human hand and eye especially when it comes to art.
 
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to answer franks question. smith and Wesson used to offer that service, I don't know if they still do. the last one I had done for a client was on the 500. total cost was about $130 if I remember right. it looked good on a stainless gun but it was obvious it wasn't hand engraved
 
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