Hello everybody! today i will be showing you how to engrave a Zippo (or similar) lighter with someones name at home. you can buy a Zippo for as little as 10 bucks online so i suggest you take a good look in head shops, smoke shops, or online for non expensive Zippos. for a woman i suggest getting a slim because that is what they were originally designed for (although men might like them too.) but some people like a big flame that only the original ones have to them! remember to go slow, and take your time so that you don't screw things up permanently.
Step 1: Materials
A Zippo (no duh)
an electric engraver (they sell them at harbor freight for like 10 bucks)
a sharpie pen
a paper towel
IMPORTANT: do not drink too much coffee or caffeinated beverages before starting this, your hands will be shaking too much and it won't turn out as neat.
Step 2: Getting ready
Step 3: Let's get started engraving!!!
make sure to engrave in the middle of the writing so it will turn out as expected. don't apply too much pressure or too little. if you have reached the brass underneath then you know that you have done it correctly. do not go too deep or it will look bad. trust me.