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Old 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM
tsterling tsterling is offline
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Default Graver Stand - easy project for us newbies

I was playing around in the studio over the hoidays, needing a small engraving project but not wanting to forge a new knife, and came up with this fun and easy idea for a graver stand, especially useful since I badly needed one... And it's not just another practice plate!

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Just a mild steel plate (cold blued) on top of a heavy wood block. I drilled the holes for the gravers after I cut and carved the designs - seemed easier that way. I just used drywall screws, but if you have a little more ambition, some nice hex head bolts or gun screws could also be cut with flowers or other radial designs.

Of course, you can use any metal you like for the plate, and any shape - round might be nice as well if you have access to a lathe.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:45 PM
airamp airamp is offline
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Default Re: Graver Stand - easy project for us newbies

Hi,

Great Idea!!

Yours came out as a very nice holder/practice plate.

I have got to do that!!!

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Graver Stand - easy project for us newbies

dang, makes the aluminium one i built look like a piece of poo...

Nice job there!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Graver Stand - easy project for us newbies

Functional and good looking.
Great job.

Tom
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