This time I went for the over the top engraving. My last brass scaled mod was a real temptation to engrave, but my wife made me promise to let it as it was. "Less is more" is her credo, and I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with both results. The tool combination is rather chaotic, because I used everything I had lying around, so i ended up with a knife, wood saw, metal saw, scissors, philips head screwdriver, mag-glass, can opener, caplifter, etc... The engraving is a real success. At first I was afraid that it would look to crowded, but after some painful wrist-movements, I was able to make a continuous line with small waves added. It may look easy, but believe me, it isn't!
Below you can see the scales right after the sanding. My new belt-sander is a great addition and makes producing new scales fairly easy,but sanding brass is still a challenge, since it gets overheated pretty quick.