Make a set of Custom Coverplates

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This is a one day course. You will be given 2 sheets of solid silver and together we will draw up  a design on paper. Your plates will fit a Hohner Marine band or any other diatonic you bring along  We will transfer your design onto the silver sheet and then start the engraving process. You can practice first on some copper plate using either pneumatic engravers, hand push engravers or the pantograph. Once you are happy with your design we will load the plates into the press stamp the plates into shape. Finally we will hand fit them to your harp. you will need some level of hand skills but all tools will be provided.  The cost of the course covers 2 sheets of solid silver. 
This day is all very hands on. You will learn the ancient art of hand engraving and how they made harmonica coverplates way back when. For a small additional charge you can send your coverplates to the London Assay office to have them hallmarked. These would make a great gift or to own your own hand made custom harp.  
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