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Old 09-03-2009, 12:17 PM
Canter Canter is offline
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Default Should I buy these gravers

Hi,

I have found these gravers for sale

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

I would appriciate it if anybody can tell me if they are worth buying or not. I am learning to engrave so am a beginner.

Thanks in advance,

John B
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy these gravers

Canter,

Honestly I don't think I would buy them.

I think I would just get Steve's manual tools with the sharpener and mainly stay with removable M42 blanks also in that section of tools.

It is under Hammer & Chisel Engraving
Manual Push Graver Engraving

http://airgraver.com/Hand_Engraving_Tools_Overview.htm

tools section above link.

All the older tools will have to be sharpened to be useful.

Steves sharpening system will not work with them. (or would be hard to make work with the old type gravers).

The older gravers pictured have to be sharpened to get good results and that alone is difficult to get consistency on one graver let alone the number of gravers you are looking at.

sharpening is one of the hardest things to master and the templates takes a good deal of it out, so you can learn to cut and see the progress sooner.

The hand gravers are good for soft metals but the Chisel (Hammer and Chisel) is good for both hard and soft metals.

Best is to save up and get a artisan but the Push,Chisel, template, and extra M42 blanks will be the easiest way to start in my opinion.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy these gravers

If money is tight I agree with airamp on the other hand it's nice to have a few old tools
around the bench.
Good luck
Jerry
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:27 AM
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Default Re: Should I buy these gravers

For efficientie, go with the given advise.
For a sence of nostalgia, I would definatley get them. they are so much better looking than the ugly wooden handles you get with the jeweler supply shop.
For starting out you would not believe the head start you get with steve's sharpening templates.
What are you planning to engrave?
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Should I buy these gravers

Thanks for all the advice, I will try to buy the gravers from Ebay but will be for sure buying Steves manual tools etc.

Thanks again

John B
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