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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oakyde- my new tool line!

One of my most fun developments has been my Oakyde tool line. I created this line for oil and acrylic painters . I wanted to offer an alternative to traditional wooden handled palette knives, which are held in a palm grip. Oakyde palette knives are easily controlled with a pencil grip. Nearly complete , I am excited to see where the line will go. Made entirely in shop. @oakyde for more updates !

Location:Richards St,Vancouver,Canada

Crest ring

Today I'm showing you one of the most challenging projects I've ever taken on!

The job seemed simple. Carve one ring with a crest on the top , make a rubber mold . Cast three waxes in silver and engrave the sides with individual designs. Well after an eternity I almost have it right ! Only had to stop talking to one colleague so far after mocking me on how anyone sane would take the design to a laser / cnc / 3D printer. Maybe next time futuristic machines... But not this time!! This is still Art from my hand !

Ray Hyder - Artist. @rayhyder Instagram

Location:W Pender St,Vancouver,Canada