I started the art of sandblast engraving in 1998 after leaving a company I worked for, of 18 years. I did some research on what equipment I would need to pursue my new found hobby, I got tips and help from some specific sandblasting forums. With no one in my area to show me the correct methods and procedures, it was an expensive learning curve. After about six months of trial, and many errors, I started to get some skill and techniques on how to do things.
At first it was going to be just a hobby, however, as the skills and techniques started to get better and better, I started to enjoy what I was doing and learning. After attending some craft fairs and farmers markets I became even more enthused, because of the positive remarks I was getting from people that were looking and buying my products. They were very excited because of the uniqueness of my work.
Over the last few years I have continually been improving my skills and techniques providing customers with better and better quality engravings. Many customers come back time after time, for more items or ask to have custom orders made. With people enjoying what I make, I guess I will continue to be very busy making more people happy.
I take pride in what I do and I look forward to hearing from you soon.