Monday, October 10, 2016

The Oakblade palette knife

 Presenting the Oakblade, the palette knife platform reinvented by Ray Oak Hyder !   Shop now at Oakblade

Say goodbye to bulky wooden handles! Shed the weight in your plein air kit !
 Looking for that one blade shape for years? Look no more. Available in Stainless and titanium! 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Artist life series ...

More of my mysterious artisan ways...


Art is life .. Dish it up accordingly ..

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Micro chisel system

Here is a special chisel clamp I made to tackle deep engraving backgrounds. 

I had to use one I had already made to chisel out the groove for the graver stock !


I can do extra narrow areas if I grind the sides of the stock down. It is a great solution to deep engravings in softer metals. 


Getting in and around raised areas can be a challenge with a large graver. Visibility is obscured and there is a greater risk of damaging areas with the backside of the graver. 


Here removing background around a fox that is 2mm tall!! 


Nine thousands of an inch wide! 

Ray Hyder toolmaker ,artist 

Micro sculpting


Frogs being sculpted in silver. 

Ray Hyder Artist. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Artist lifestyle series

Ray Hyder - Artist , toolmaker @rayhyder @oakyde

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ray Hyder - Artist , toolmaker @rayhyder @oakblade__

Artist Life series

Artist lifestyle blog. My way ,my style.

Ray Hyder - Artist , toolmaker @rayhyder @oakyde #artistlife

Location:Vancouver BC

Artist life

Ray Hyder - Artist , toolmaker @rayhyder @oakyde