Engraving metal can be really intense, because it requires a lot of concentration. Imagine how difficult that would be to be engraving with a crowd watching you!
Those are the exact conditions under which this drum was engraved. At the 2019 Chicago Drum show, with thousands in attendance, I setup my gear, and started cutting into this gorgeous blue drum shell.
This drum was custom engraved for Tim Klitzman, the drummer for the wildly popular band Oil Can Harry, from Milwaukee Wisconsin.
It took two full days to engrave the drum, and on the second day I had Tim put his signature on the drum using a marker, then I engraved it into the shell.