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Old 08-28-2011, 11:20 AM
dan perry dan perry is offline
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Location: Utah
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Default Utah engravers

I live in Northern Utah and I have a Para Graving system from Profitable Hobbies. I would like to learn from anyone that might be interested in teaching this old dog new tricks. I have done airbrush, lettering, and pinstriping. Just want to try something new. Thanks, Dan----
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:05 PM
ArtisticAttributes ArtisticAttributes is offline
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Default Re: Utah engravers

Welcome Dan!

Although many have tried and still do, you will find the over-all consensus frowns upon the use of a pneumatic hand piece, for traditional metal engraving applications. I owned the very kit you have when Lou the original owner of Paragraphic's had the company.

They are Great in a good many applications like carving, etching and some portions of the engraving process such as background removal. However they just don't make a very good replacement for gravers, whether by hand, hammer & chisel, or related pneumatic ( GRS or Lindsay ) style hand pieces.

Personally I have done very little engraving with gravers and the like, so my experience in that arena is nil, however I have done many different carvings and etchings with "paragrave" style tools. I am located in Cache Valley if you should desire to get together and share creative processes.

On aside, Lee Griffith's also lives in Cache Valley although I am pretty certain his schedule is very, very limited and I haven't heard him doing to much by way of instruction from his studio. Utah is home to several very talented engravers, but I don't know many that call Northern UT home.
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