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Old 05-31-2017, 08:06 PM
pmace pmace is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona City, AZ
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Default Re: New engraver with a broken leg

As a newbie myself take my advise for what it's worth but here's my suggestion.
A couple of Carbalt gravers, basic templates and diamond stones from Steve. A cheap drill press vise to hold your work. A chasing hammer. A square graver holder from Ngraver. A graver handle from Steve to do push graving. An Optivisor and a good desk lamp. I got a dozen 2x4x3/16 cold rolled steel practice plates from speedy metals. With a couple of good files you can reclaim them several times. When you get to the point you can hand push and h&c straight lines and simple scrolls consistently then you are ready for the next step. If it isn't your cup of tea then you haven't invested a lot to find out. Good luck.
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