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Old 07-31-2006, 12:48 PM
pkasnes pkasnes is offline
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Default Re: Inexpensive way to give it a try

dymndback asked:

what type of graver do you recommend for newbies like me?

Somewhere I found this on the internet:

We asked James B. Meek, author of The Art Of Engraving for his recommendations. This is what he wrote: "Perhaps 90% of all the scroll work in engraving can be done with the following tools". Point Graver No. 4 will cut most scrolls. Fine detail is cut with 0 Point. Knife No. 2 is also for detail. The Square is perhaps the most widely used, can also be sharpened as a point, or a chisel, Flat Nos. 36 and 37, and Round Nos. 50 and 54 are needed for lettering on high relief.