What about talking to a jewelry-store in a mall. And sitting there for a day and engraving pendants and other items for the customers as a special promotion. You happy, jeweler happy and customers happy. And no investment.
If you find a buyer before you make something. Then you dont have to...
For next time. You can also put the solder on the big sheet and heat from the top. On the solder. Then when the solder has flown on the big sheet. Then you place the small part and heat again. Or keep heating and add the small part. But then you need steady hands.
HA I have made something very similar. I have the same shape centers/pilars. But I have them in 2 rows. And have the back plate slightly angled. Then I used special double sided tape to stick em to by bench's backboard.
What you can do, if you have enough thickness. Is to drill out the brass part of your template to 2,3mm or bigger. It will still work for smaller diameter if you have made a flat part where the locking screw will clamp. That way you will always orient the graver in the template the same way. If...
It kinda looks like a GRS handpiece for older machines. A colleague of mine owns one of those older GRS machines and the handpiece looks a lot like your picture.
It is :
GRS 801 QC Handpiece - Item # 004-801
Here is the manual:
Don't buy the knockoff/fakes. They have troubles that will ruin the fun.
Better to start handpush engraving. And save your money. Or make your own pneumatic graver. https://www.youtube.com/user/ralex397/videos
As for buying tools. There must be a jewelry supply company in Croatia. You have...
I was under the assumption that the GRS wheels are Edenta wheels. But I might be wrong.
I have the Edenta wheels. They hold up nice. I cant detect any real wear. Other then the damage made by my user error. Like holding the graver wrong and it cuts in to the wheel. But wear wise they (Edenta...
I am a jeweler so I can buy all I want everywhere I want. Only limit is my small budget :)
I mostly buy from:
Bijou has the most GRS stuff since they are the official reseller in NL.
Just tell them you are a student then you...
When you are annealing and it starts to sweat it means you are already starting to melt your metal. It is becoming almost to hot. Try to stay under the sweating temperature.
You dont have to anneal if you have good metal and good technique. Next time before you start make an arrow with a...