My husband is a very talented artist and I'm not saying that because he's my husband. He just finished a book plate for the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite (Free Masons) and it truly is amazing. I didn't understand the process of engraving until Joseph and I still don't know the details of the process. I did however, observe the time and hard work Joseph put into this particular engraving. I'm in awe of my beautiful husband.
Tools used for engraving.
First: The drawing
Second: The engraving.
(Notice the engraving picture is backwards from the print.)