My first tuba bell engraving!  In case you can’t see it too well, the design is of an art nouveau-style woman’s profile with her hair flowing around the curve of the bell.

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It was so much fun to do this design, the metal was very soft and easy to engrave. It was the first time I put together a complete/uniform composition vs. doing little “doodles” here and there throughout the instrument.

This tuba got donated to a local middle school; hope it brings joy to lots of students who end up playing it in marching band!
Time to complete: 8 hours

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