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Old 04-25-2006, 12:52 AM
Wayne Wayne is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Default Re: Inexpensive way to give it a try

I appreciate the simple elegant process of pushing the handmade tool into the metal. It took me awhile to understand why the graver worked and how to sharpen it to get proper results. Granted the pushmethod can consume a lot of your time, but in my humble opinion, you will learn from the experience.

I would think, most of the accomplished engravers out there have gone this route of hands-on trail and error.

There are a vast number of ways to cut metal especially non-flat surfaces. For myself, I found the challenge to be addictive and creative when one has to fashion a particular bend in a graver to reach inside a bracelet and cut a horizontal line.