Designs, patterns and inscriptions are removed from the metal surface by special metal engraving tools and the patterns are marked by these scratches and grooves. Engraving may be done on metals such as copper, steel and etc.
The idea of engraving on metal, is an artistic and profitable idea that is very suitable for those who are interested in line of work. You can easily earn money by learning this profession. Now by taking orders from stores or other methods.
The way the engravers work, is that they first fill the inside of the made container on which the engraving is to be done with bitumen, so that both the blows of the hammer do not cause distortion of the metal, and the noise caused by working with the pen and hammer, is reduced.
Then, using the compass and patterns previously drawn on the paper, they record the desired role on the metal, and then brush the main and important lines, and after finishing the main lines, do the details and engraving. Finally, the product is heated and the bitumen is separated from it and polished, with polishing oil and castor oil.
The minimum space required to start this home business is a small room. Starting this business does not require high level and expensive facilities and equipment. Necessary skills to launch this idea are familiarity with different types of metals and their mechanical properties and knowledge of how to prepare metal.