Thread: Salutations!
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:24 PM
chickenscratcher chickenscratcher is offline
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Default Re: Salutations!

Inkling. The preasure or power to push the graver through the cut is actually more like closing the fist only with the graver in your hand. The graver handle is placed into the cupped palm of the hand with the graver shaft held between the thumb pad and first finger with the other 3 fingers stedding area behind the point. It is not held to tight but has to be able to be pushed toward the cut by pushing the graver with the little finger side of the palm. At first your cuts are very short but they get longer with the stronger hand you develop. I saw this week on history channel a little of the US Mint coin engraving and the size of the cuts they were making were really small. chickenscratcher
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