Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community

The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community
Discuss hand engraving using basic to the most advanced methods and equipment
Forum Members: 14,495. Welcome to our newest member, Sea Monster
EngravingForum.com - Domain since Feb 7, 2003

Graver Video Conferencing is empty Join now!


Go Back   Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community > Forums > Lindsay AirGraver Info - Hand Engraving Forum
ENGRAVING TOOLS - Paypal accepted Classes Glossary Feedback Tips Sharpening Bulino Videos Forum Policies

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-29-2010, 07:46 AM
Ron Landis Ron Landis is offline
Steel
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ozark Mountains
Posts: 32
Thumbs up New convert to Palm Control

I just picked up my new palm control from Steve Lindsay last week. Last night was the first time I was able to sit down and try it out for real.

All I can say is WOW!!

I started a nickel carving. The braids came off the Indian so effortlessly it's truly like cutting butter. I wonder how I was able to do without it for the first 32 years of my engraving career.

Hat's off to to Steve for this wonderful tool.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2010, 08:16 AM
JJ Roberts's Avatar
JJ Roberts JJ Roberts is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 2,019
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron,I felt the same way with my Palm Control,enjoy.J.J.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:16 AM
hobochief hobochief is offline
Gold
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 140
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron, Steve has allowed us to use a PC at the show in Tampa, We will have a CLASSIC AND ARTISAN HOOKED up side by side, Lighting and VIses for all to use. See you there..

Rollie
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:52 AM
Daniel Houwer's Avatar
Daniel Houwer Daniel Houwer is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Haarlem, Holland
Posts: 2,124
Send a message via Skype™ to Daniel Houwer
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Congratulations on your PC
I think we all get the wauw factor big time when we use it for the first time
__________________
The best things in life are still made by hand.
DaniŽl's Photo Album
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2010, 12:24 PM
SVD's Avatar
SVD SVD is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 2,555
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron

Is this just your first time with Palm control or your first time with power?

I can't quite afford palm control yet myself but I've gotten to play with it enough to know that I want it, but oh, isn't power nice!
It's just pure magic it is.
__________________
Enjoy!

Steve :->
(KCSteve in most forums)
SVD's Photo Album
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-29-2010, 12:27 PM
Mike Fennell Mike Fennell is offline
Gold
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Matteson, IL, south of Chicago
Posts: 161
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron,

Thanks again for your die-making lesson at Scott's last spring.

After using the foot-control, the transition was a little slower for me, like dawn arriving on an overcast day, but I am addicted now.

It is a great tool, and Steve is justly proud of it.

Mike Fennell
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-29-2010, 02:28 PM
Roger Bleile's Avatar
Roger Bleile Roger Bleile is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,701
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Welcome to the club Ron

Roger
__________________
C. Roger Bleile
Author of: American Engravers series of books. FEGA Historian and Founding Charter Member
http://www.engravingglossary.com/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-29-2010, 02:34 PM
KeithPedersen KeithPedersen is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: lincroft nj
Posts: 407
Send a message via Skype™ to KeithPedersen
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron,
Glad to see you got the palmcontrol. It's the best tool I have gotten yet.
If you think the braids dissappeared fast, try the tungsten piston.
See you in Florida. You too Chief....
Keith
__________________
Keith Pedersen
Lincroft, NJ

www.keithpedersen.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Jroettger's Avatar
Jroettger Jroettger is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
Posts: 678
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Pneumatic engraving is like being in the lawn care business and going from a motorless rotary push mower to an air conditioned luxury cab riding mower. I don't think one can even compete professionally without power anymore. Also the palm control is the ultimate in instantaneous control and physical ergonomics, freeing up your foot is relief to the spine.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-29-2010, 04:53 PM
pilkguns's Avatar
pilkguns pilkguns is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 515
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Hi Ron,

great to see you on here. You are sure right about the Palm Control, it makes you wonder how you ever got in without it.
__________________
Scott Pilkington
http://pilkguns.com/bio-scott.shtml
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-29-2010, 05:59 PM
Ron Landis Ron Landis is offline
Steel
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ozark Mountains
Posts: 32
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Quote:
Originally Posted by hobochief View Post
Ron, Steve has allowed us to use a PC at the show in Tampa, We will have a CLASSIC AND ARTISAN HOOKED up side by side, Lighting and VIses for all to use. See you there..

Rollie
This will be fun. I will probably bring mine along, or at least a few of my other favorite gravers and stones and my optivisors. I would encourage any coin carvers to come by and try these out. It will change your world.

Steve, I had a Gravermeister for years that I ended up selling last year. The noise about drove me nuts. I always felt it was over-kill for what I wanted to use it for, and never really got the hang of using it. The thing I like about the palm control is that I don't have to re-learn anything. I learned to use push-gravers exclusively, so the palm control is virtually the same, except the power totally eliminates any hand fatigue. I don't push the tool, I just guide it through the metal... Awesome.

I always had a hard time keeping my foot completely OFF the pedal between cuts, and would inevitably put little chattermarks on the work by accident. It's kind of like chewing gum and walking at the same time. I can't engrave with my feet... which is what it felt like for me using a foot control.

It was a tough choice, but after using it a short while, I'm totally convinced it was the right choice. For me anyway.

Mike, thanks for the nice comments. I hope to have a do-over on that presentation some day. I wasn't in a very good frame of mind that year nor was I very well prepared.

Keith, I'm going to try the tungsten piston. I'm thinking about getting into some MC engraving and will need a little extra umph. I've also got my eyes on the nitro for that. Arrggh!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-29-2010, 06:38 PM
KeithPedersen KeithPedersen is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: lincroft nj
Posts: 407
Send a message via Skype™ to KeithPedersen
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Ron,
I agree wth all your comments, you have to try the palm control.
I just had somone here, he tried the foot pedal, then tried the palmcontrol and ordered the palm control because he said it felt natural.
I just engraved another giant 3 inch crap metal nickel and used the tungsten piston on it and cut it like butter. Im looking at the nitro as well. Would like to try one.
Do you want me to bring the piston to FUN?
__________________
Keith Pedersen
Lincroft, NJ

www.keithpedersen.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-30-2010, 04:38 AM
jlseymour's Avatar
jlseymour jlseymour is offline
Platinum
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mt. Dora FL
Posts: 1,568
Default Re: New convert to Palm Control

Welcome Ron this is a great club...Any of Steve's tools are Great...
Seeya at Tampa...
Jerry
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Conduct
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.