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Old 03-25-2009, 06:12 PM
jjdon jjdon is offline
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Default Re: Inexpensive way to give it a try

> I would like to know how I can get materials and hand-gravers to practice and eventually use in my guitar construction.

I appreciate that Steve is generous with his time - I also appreciate that he's in the business of selling gravers, so if he deletes this I won't argue. Old fashioned hand gravers and handles are sold at jeweler's supply houses. Some of them also sell copper, brass and silver (and gold) sheet and shapes. There are also many new gravers on ebay.. Some major US suppliers are Gesswein, Stuller (wholesale only on jewelry but I think not tools) Shorinternational and Rio Grande is big in Albuquerque but they don't have online sales. As for how to sharpen and use them, I leave that to this forum as it does a fine job of that..