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Something less saccharine than "Follow your heart", please!

What should I have engraved on the compass I'm using to propose to my guy? I'm normally good with words, but my brain is only churning out cheesy (and bland) and I'm stuck in a spiral of overthinking... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2015 - 47 answers

Help finding an illustration of a "saying among the rabbins"?

A while back, I was insomnia-browsing, and I came across either an illustration or a photograph of a tattoo, related to the saying below. Unfortunately, I can't remember which. Either way, it was black-and-white, in a simple engraved style. Any ideas what this illustration could be? If it was a tattoo, it seemed like it was probably copied from or inspired by a historical illustration. [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Aug 2, 2015 - 1 answer

What 3 letter word should I get engraved on a knife?

I want to buy a cheap rainbow folding knife and get it engraved with something rad. I only have three letters to work with, however. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 27, 2015 - 90 answers

What is this wrist-fixing rig?

What is this apparently medical device? My sense is that it's a rig for some sort of carpal tunnel surgery, but Google is not helping. The image is from John Carrera's excellent Pictorial Webster's.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Jun 10, 2015 - 4 answers

iPad profanity engraving: my silliest MF question thus far

I'd like to get my iPad engraved with: When this baby hits 88 mph / You're gonna see some serious shit. Apple rejected shit and sh*t, but accepts sh.t sh;t and sht. In your opinion, do any of those read as intentional substitutes rather than typos?
posted by jenmakes on Oct 19, 2014 - 19 answers

Legality of making prints from antique copper engraved plates

I have acquired two engraved copper printing plates which were produced in the 1850s by an artist who is internationally renowned. What is the legal situation regarding issuing my own edition from these plates? [more inside]
posted by mani on Aug 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Safe to engrave an iPod nano?

I just bought a 6th generation iPod nano for my spouse for our 10th anniversary (coincidentally, the aluminum anniversary!). I would like to have it engraved--is it safe for a regular engraver, who can do laser engraving, to do that with the nano? Any experiences with such to reassure me? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jul 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Don't Let Them Get to You - But better phrasing?

Trying to come up with inspirational sayings for boundary enforcement, something that can be embroidered or engraved. Some sort of physical embodiment of this saying will be created. The idea should be you can't save everyone, you need to not take on the pain of the world, everything is not on your shoulders, you can say no, et cetera. [more inside]
posted by RainyJay on Jul 10, 2014 - 26 answers

What happened to all the copper engraving plates the USGS used to use?

My dad has a unique coffee table that his father (a geologist) made, in which the top surface is a copper plate once used by the USGS to print topographic maps. I was curious if I could find any more of these plates out there somewhere. [more inside]
posted by silvergoat on Jun 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Keep it secret, keep it safe.

Eastern-language experts: what does this ring say? I don't know the language or even if I've got it right-side-up. I photographed the characters in order, picking one at random to start with. If it's written in Fake Words For Honkies and doesn't actually mean anything, that's fine; if it will summon a Nazgul, that's even better!
posted by cmyk on Mar 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Half-Remembered Quote From Cathedral Floor

Back in 2005, I visited St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York with a friend of mine. Recently he asked if I remembered a quote engraved on the floor, something to the effect of, "Forget the [...], take up the chorus". While this sounds very familiar to me, I can't recall the full quote or the source. I remember it was part of a series of quotes engraved on the floor, mostly from (I believe) 20th-century writers and thinkers. Other than that, I'm stuck.
posted by Yiggs on Jan 31, 2013 - 4 answers

That's [not] my pan!

How do I remove engraving from an aluminum pan? [more inside]
posted by pepper bird on Dec 1, 2012 - 3 answers

What should we engrave on our wedding bands?

What should we engrave on our wedding bands? There's a 10-character limit. [more inside]
posted by nihraguk on Jun 17, 2012 - 25 answers

Seeking Engraver

I'd like to find an artist to commission who specializes in work that looks like classic engravings; less something like Wondermark / Harper's illustrations and more the decorative and detail work like on an Emperor Norton note. Any recommendations, and if not, where (and how) can I look? [more inside]
posted by 23 on May 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Where to find royalty-free vintage etchings/engravings?

What are the best sources online to find royalty-free (and cost-free) vintage etchings/engravings? I'm specifically looking for vegetable assortments for a project, but I'd like to have some varied resources as well.
posted by jeroum on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Personal symbol engraving on a male bracelet?

Is there a website that has a wide selection of male bracelets, will allow me to have a symbol of my choice engraved, and delivers to the UK? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on May 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Is my cabbage a boy or a girl?

Please help us with French translation for an engraving on a wedding ring! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Apr 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Sculpture Stamp

How can I stamp my name and a date into a tiny clay sculpture? [more inside]
posted by DU on Sep 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Is there a way to "remove" engraving from a brass musical instrument?

Is there a way to "remove" engraving from a brass musical instrument? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Short inscription in a very strange variety of Latin?

I'm working on an engraving with an inscription in a very strange version of Latin-- it has umlauts? Anyone know what this might say? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What object should I personalize with an engraved phrase for a gift?

ValentinesGiftFilter: I want to engrave/stamp/otherwise permanently mark a quirky phrase into ... something ... as a gift for my boyfriend. What should that something be? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Feb 4, 2010 - 30 answers

Modern update on an old idea...

Does anyone know a good font that would look similar to the handwriting Woody Guthrie used on his guitar for the phrase "This Machine Kills Fascists"? Preferably free, or at least cheap. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Jan 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for texts and images about food and art

Please help me collect short quotations, texts and images related to food and art. It's ok if it's mostly food and just a little bit of art, or vice-versa. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Jan 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Social customs for anniversary engravings confuse me.

I need help with engraving an anniversary gift - Specifically, the text. Is it OK to have a two initial monogram? What about additional text? [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ on Oct 8, 2009 - 3 answers

A synthesizer image simple enough it can be engraved

In search of a fairly simple online image of a synthesizer for a wedding ring engraving. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Engraved gift for 11-year-old girl?

I am looking for a small I'm-going-away/she's-starting-middle-school gift for my 11-year-old sister. I'm hoping to spend <$30, and I prefer something that can be engraved, but preferably not jewelry. Anything that means "I'll miss you" or "congratulations on starting to grow up"? Any keepsake you would have loved at 11?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Aug 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Engraved moleskines?

So it's almost time for me to get a new moleskine, but I wanted the cover engraved and I see engraveyourbook.com has stopped doing business. Are there any other places I can engraved moleskines? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Aug 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Wedding ring engraving inspiration

How did you go about picking the engravings for your wedding rings? [more inside]
posted by roofus on May 15, 2008 - 28 answers

Is it possible for me to laser engrave my stuff at home?

Would it be possible to buy a laser engraver to engrave my stuff...like they do here and here? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Apr 1, 2008 - 4 answers

If writing stuff be the food of love...

Quotefilter: help me find a quote that speaks of both love and writing.... [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 30, 2008 - 10 answers

How to impress a wine lover

What bottle of wine is perfect for my first Christmas with a wine lover? [more inside]
posted by srrh on Nov 27, 2007 - 30 answers

What should I get engrave on my iPod

Suggestions please, on what to get engraved on brand new iPod. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 12, 2007 - 42 answers

Where can I get an engraved pizza stone?

I want to buy an engraved pizza stone. Is this something that is sold? If not, can I get a pre-purchased pizza stone engraved anywhere in NYC? If not, can I just buy an engraved brick or is there something else that can serve the same purpose? Willing to pay up to $100.
posted by unknowncommand on Mar 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Is this right? How to write it most simply?

For engraving purposes: Tell me (a) if this is right (b) what it looks like in one of the Japanese alphabets. [more inside]
posted by pax digita on Feb 8, 2007 - 27 answers

Engraved steak knives?

Where can I buy a set of nice steak knives and have them engraved? [more inside]
posted by sulaine on Nov 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Does engraving devalue an antique watch?

Antique watch values -- I want to sell a 1914 Waltham men's wristwatch on Ebay, but it has engraving on the back of the case. Does this reduce its value? [more inside]
posted by nancoix on Nov 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Death's Rose Garden

ArtFilter: A skeleton crowned by roses holding a posy of same in a garden with rose petals drifting down on the breeze. A little... [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Sep 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Removing Laser Engraving from iPod

How can I remove laser engraving from my iPod? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jul 27, 2006 - 17 answers

DaVinci or Darwin? How crazy is aesthetic gun modifcation for non-gunsmiths?

Gun modification safety: I'm a geek that likes to customize and modify gadgets. Can I extend this to guns and ammo, without killing myself, by taking great care and following reasonable precautions, or should I STOP RIGHT THERE! ARE YOU CRAZY!? More specific examples inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2006 - 13 answers

looking for letters

Harvard students, staff, faculty & visitors: Where's the good lettering? I'm looking for recommendations for the best engraved lettering, printing, calligraphy and other lettering on your campus in preparation for an upcoming visit. The type of stuff I am talking about: like the inscriptions on the Harvard Gates, or the Eric Gill piece downstairs in the memorial chapel. Any suggestions? For that matter, any typographic or chirographic must-sees in Boston and Cambridge overall?
posted by luriete on Jul 26, 2006 - 5 answers

stoned at harvard

Who is responsible for the wonderful type engraved in stone seen on gated walls around the Harvard campus? I am not talking about architectural lettering, but about the several quotes engraved in slabs of smooth stone and mounted in the walls separating various parts of the campus. The work looks contemporary, or at least very well-cared-for.
posted by luriete on May 30, 2006 - 13 answers


I own a leather journal, and I'd like to get it monogrammed with my initials. Is there a way to do this with an item you already own? Bonus points if you can do it cheaply and in Boston.
posted by josh on Nov 6, 2005 - 8 answers

What to engrave on an iPod?

What should I engrave on my iPod? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on May 26, 2005 - 56 answers

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