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Old 06-28-2019, 02:45 PM
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Steve Lindsay Steve Lindsay is offline
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Default Re: Hello from UK, Birmingham

Hi Simon, Yes, a vise is helpful. In fact, if you are just holding your practice plate on a table and engraving, that makes it tougher. What will happen is the plate will move the smallest amount during impact jolts and power is lost a lot so that it takes more umph to cut. So with that, for now if you are without a ball vise you could just clamp your practice plates in a bench vise.

You may have found it already but here is a link to short practice exercises.

I am noticing the finish on your practice plate. Very nice job with the finish you have on it!
Steve Lindsay
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