View Full Version : New Roland Baptiste template for inlay

11-04-2008, 04:53 AM
This is the different steps to sharp this point.
For the first template (little) I use the 100grip diamond stone
For the second template I use the 600 diamond stone but you can finished with diamond polish for more slip.

Thank you Steve, the template work very well and with the step's numbers is very easy and clear.
For using you can see here http://www.engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=2312 or here http://www.engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=2234

11-04-2008, 11:12 AM
Roland that's a great idea with the numbers...
Maybe Steve or someone will post the numbers for the other templates...

The small template should be used first and the face and heel template be used last... that way you only change the graver holding unit once...

Steve Lindsay
11-04-2008, 02:42 PM
The small template should be used first and the face and heel template be used last... that way you only change the graver holding unit once...

Jerry is right. Use the small template first to shape the graver and then we only need to use the large one to keep it sharp durning use.
Here is a link to instructions for the clear universal template. Use the small template first for this one too. http://www.engravingschool.com/private/Lindsay%20Sharpener.htm

11-04-2008, 05:36 PM
Roland I used it for the first time yesterday using copper into steel and really love the design of the fixture,good job!

11-05-2008, 12:03 AM
Hi Mcharon thanks foor your comment.
I hope see your job soon ;)

11-05-2008, 02:25 AM
Hello Roland,
I rekon on all the different templates one uses the small template first then the one for the heel and backs,but numbering the other templates as mentioned earlier is a good idea.I have a flat/knife combo and dont know where to start on the small template?
Can somone advise.Maybe number all the templates/sketches and post them on the forum and we can print the sketches from the forum web site,for those who would have got templates before them being numbered.

11-05-2008, 03:36 AM
Maybe this help you ;)
For the flat template, if you want make a knife you don't do the 4 and 5 ;)

11-05-2008, 04:23 AM
Good Morning Roland Baptiste,

Tres bien,excllent you have solved my problem,I wll try and print this.

11-05-2008, 04:27 AM
Perfect... I hope it'll be interesting for a lot people ;)

11-05-2008, 07:12 AM

The key thing I learned on the first flat I did was that I was looking at it upside down. :doh:

It's a very slight wedge with the wider bit to the top. Life goes better when you know that. Just recently I made a flat to match some wire and it was a snap - I just kept working the sides evenly until the tip fit my wire gauge the way I wanted it to. When I did the inlay it fit extremely well.

11-05-2008, 11:18 AM
Roland That should help allot of us...

03-09-2009, 07:20 AM
I make a little video to use it but sorry for the bad quality.
1 you cut your line
2 you pass with my point in the two sens into the line. you must have a inclination of your tool, +- 35 to 45 angle
3 you put the gold wire
4 you polish

I hope it will be easier for you

Steve Lindsay
03-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Super Roland. This will help people. Thank you. Here it is embeded in the forum


03-17-2009, 05:46 AM
Good Morning Roland,
The video on the inlay was informative,I find just by looking I can learn more in a short time,than by reading.Ofcourse doing it and getting it right is something else.But thanks a lot for sharing it with us.