A bunch of years ago I met this old lady in southern California and she was glass engraver. She showed us her collection of hand engraved glass wear and some pictures of her older work. It was clear she was starting to slide in her waning years but she expressed a wish that she had had someone to mentor along the way so her art and knowledge wouldn’t die with her. Something about that seemed depressing but also made me want to volunteer and had it not been impossible for me at the time to accept the challenge I would have. Since then I’ve wondered if she found someone to mentor or if she slipped from this world to the next with her knowledge. I’ve come to find out that there is an entire world of engravers out there engraving everything from wood to glass to steel and more. One of the sweetest bikes in my humble opinion is a vintage Harley with a Knucklehead motor in it and a springer out front. How can one make that any cooler? How about engraving the heads!
Back in January of 2013 Hot Bike Magazine did a feature on how to engrave your motorcycle parts. While I’ve yet to try it I highly doubt a customization technique like this is as easy as they seem to portray, they do provide some great pictures and great info on the process. You can check out their article, entitle ‘The Art of Engraving’, by clicking here.
Additionally I’ve also collected a few pictures for your viewing pleasure of some especially awesome examples found below.
Also, make sure you check out the Weld Burn Pinterest Motorcycle Galleries, these images along with other custom ideas, cool shots, custom frame work, helmets, Motorcycle Masks, and vintage photos. You can also find tons of other gearhead stuff, shops/garages, and other automotive related stuff too.