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Old 01-06-2017, 07:44 PM
GraverConsequences GraverConsequences is offline
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Hello,

I'm brand new to engraving; still haven't begun. I am still getting what I need just to begin, and my knowledge is limited to a few hours worth of youtube videos, some limited reading online, and most recently some tips and some tooling I got from a very nice fellow named Archie Taylor.

My interests:
Hand push and hammer type engraving (airgraver will have to come later)
for Lettering, Scroll, Leaf, Filigree, and jewelry embellishment type engraving.

The tooling I'm working on getting:
Graver sharpening tooling (stones and hones, jigs, etc)
A good ball vise and various jaws
Lock-down medium (ThermaLoc, pitch, whatever)
Transfer materials (Chinese White(?), acetate, lamp black, etc)

What I have:
Optics
A simple ball vise on loan just to get started
Some sharpened gravers and blanks
Some handles for hand push, and holder for hammer engraving
Plenty of practice material
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:37 AM
SEngraver SEngraver is offline
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Default Re: Brand new to engraving

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Hello,

I'm brand new to engraving; still haven't begun. I am still getting what I need just to begin, and my knowledge is limited to a few hours worth of youtube videos, some limited reading online, and most recently some tips and some tooling I got from a very nice fellow named Archie Taylor.

My interests:
Hand push and hammer type engraving (airgraver will have to come later)
for Lettering, Scroll, Leaf, Filigree, and jewelry embellishment type engraving.

The tooling I'm working on getting:
Graver sharpening tooling (stones and hones, jigs, etc)
A good ball vise and various jaws
Lock-down medium (ThermaLoc, pitch, whatever)
Transfer materials (Chinese White(?), acetate, lamp black, etc)

What I have:
Optics
A simple ball vise on loan just to get started
Some sharpened gravers and blanks
Some handles for hand push, and holder for hammer engraving
Plenty of practice material
Hi Dan
Welcome to the Engraving Forum .Looks you got a good start there.Archie Taylor is a very good man to have by your side.
Now draw designs and start cutting different metals start with the softer ones ie copper , Brass then move to the harder ones.
It also depends on what you wish to engrave ,this is a suggestion.
All The Best
SE
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