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JBowerEngraving  ✨Hand Engraver/Artist/Geek/Car Crazy ✨Blog contributor for craftsmanslegacy.com ✨All photos are mine (unless noted)

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I have had so many questions about the treadle scroll saw video so here are a few closer views. I’ve got a very fine blade on it, just like what I use in my jeweler’s hand saw. I can cut directly into the piece of metal or drill holes to thread the blade through for inside shapes. I was cutting circles out of copper here. As with hand cutting, the metal can’t be forced into the blade or the blade snaps. It’s a gentle guidance. When I’m hand cutting, I know the feel of the pressure to put onto the saw blade, it comes with practice. Similarly, while working on this machine, you get the feel of how gently to guide the metal into the moving blade as it cuts. Though this machine has been in our shop awhile, I’m still learning how to use it. I’ll show how to thread the blade for inner cuts sometime in the future. Thank you for all of the interest in this piece #preservetradition .
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#scrollsaw #treadle #manpower #mechanical #vintage #machine #metalart #metalwork #metalcraft #maker #craftsman #oldschoolcool #machinery #toolporn #steampunk #pulley

I was inspired to engrave this a year ago, it says, “Don’t Conform, Change The Game” and I also engraved @rodemory Emory Special on it. Yesterday, when I visited with Rod, he talked about changing the game. His customizations to Porsches weren’t always well received, hence the “Outlaw” reference on his builds. The awesome thing is that he stuck with his vision anyway. Thinking outside of the box isn’t always the most popular idea, but sometimes it’s worth running with the dream and following inner passion. I wear this bracelet on those days that I need that reminder. #dreambig
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#porsche #emoryspecial #handcrafted #changethegame #maker #makermade #metalart #outlaw

Surprise, I’m in California! I’m only in LA for the day and had to stop by to see @rodemory and get the story on the #straightouttacompton car first hand. I’m lucky I had friends with me who snapped these pictures because I was so absorbed in the moment, I didn’t take my camera out! Lol. Rod’s enthusiasm for handcrafted is so contagious and larger than life. What a talented craftsman with an amazing gift for preserving history and meshing history with modern upgrades. I have loved watching these builds come together and it was spectacular to see them in person. Thank you, Rod! .
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#356outlaw #emorymotorsports #porsche #vintagecars #barnfind #craftsman #maker #craftsmanship #metalwork #metalshaping #fabrication

Thirteen years ago, this fluff ball was my Valentine’s Day present. I posted a pic of him in my stories the other day and so many people asked if he was mine and why I hadn’t posted his picture. Though I do try to share some personal things on my page, I guess this companion hasn’t had a proper introduction. His name is Murray and he’s a Border Collie. If you know Border Collies, they are super smart and need to have jobs. Murray has invented some of his own jobs including turning lights on and off and making sure air is coming out of every vent in the house when the heat kicks on. He has to twirl in the air every time he catches a frisbee, even if it’s only a foot off the ground, he always has a happy disposition and thinks he’s still a puppy. This old guy is going to be sorely missed when he’s gone. .
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#bordercollie #mansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #blackandwhite #puppylove #getoutside #snowshoeing #winterwonderland

Steve McQueen: Two words that make this Monday awesome. That just happens to be Steve McQueen’s actual Bullitt Mustang and I’m standing next to it. Mhmmm. Good Monday. (Look it up and read about it, fascinating story.) .
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#betterinaclassic #stevemcqueen #mustang #ford #barnfind #hagerty #vintagecar #classiccar #americarna #mustangfastback #68mustang

The treadle scroll saw. There are several steps in coordination that have to happen to get this baby moving and to find the right rhythm with the pedal. You’ve seen me cutting out metal shapes by hand and this is another old school method that’s fun to try from time to time. It operates essentially the same as a treadle sewing machine, but instead of a needle, a thin blade is moving up and down. The speed of the blade’s movement along with the hand pressure and guidance of the metal, have to be just right so as not to break the fine blade. #oldschoolcool .
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#steampunk #pulleys #scrollsaw #manpower #maker #makermade #makersgonnamake #oldmachines #vintagetools #metalart #metalcraft #metalwork #copper #shaping #wheel #castiron

Say whuuut? That’s my hand engraved #unnecessaryembellishment on @crybabycycles build. Holy smokes I’m so geeked to have been able to have a teensy part in something so rad. 🤘🏼 #workwithyourhands @joshua8787 .
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#motorcycle #gascap #fuelcap #bike #bikebuild #metalart #metalcraft #metalshaping #brass #collaboration #details

It’s embarrassing to admit, but sometimes I completely forget I have certain tools. Yesterday I knocked this box off of a shelf, I had totally forgotten I even owned these letter stamps. I acquired the old stamp set awhile ago and played around with wood burning the top when I first got my woodburner. I was looking for some gift tags today and decided to stamp some in leather instead of making paper tags. #handtoolthursday #workwithyourhands .
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#woodburned #handletteted #leather #leatherwork #handmade #byhand #maker #makermade #homemadegifts #handtools #hammer #mallet #stamp

Never thought in a million years that I’d be so ridiculously excited to change a battery. #doesthiscarmakemelooktiny #jennygotherdreamcar .
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#jeep #jeepwagoneer #grandwagoneer #sundayslowdown #garage #projecttime #cargirl #jeepgirl #leomarvin

Playing with texture and having fun putting some extra fancy old school touches around @heroesmotors logo today. #SoMoney
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#details #moneyclip #custommade #maker #makersgonnamake #mensaccessories

Gas caps are gettin’ all fancy here today. @crybabycycles asked me to engrave on a couple of gas caps for his latest creation. If you haven’t seen his work, you’ve gotta check it out, it’s pretty stellar. #workwithyourhands .
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#handmade #makermade #motorcycle #gascap #fuel #bikebuilding #machining #custommade #craftsmanship #metalart #metalwork #unnecessaryembellishment

Tunes in my headphones, comfy sweats on, smelly paint filling the air...rust cover-up is goin’ down this fine Saturday morning and a couple of machines are gonna be lookin’ mighty pretty again. What are you workin’ on today? #workwithyourhands
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#machines #restoration #diy #freshpaint #workbench #workspace #saturdaymorningproject #workinprogress

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