Make sure your vise is straight, not tilted. I put a rubber ring under the vise to keep it from tilting for example.
Move your turntable with the vise on it to center it, and check if the position continues to be good just leave it like that))
I engraved this watch (dial and movement) as a present for my dad's birthday, and my husband made a big job to put it all together))
Beautiful design is made by Ken Hunt, I'm his huge fan! It was a big thing for me to make the shading...
I didn't made black paint on purpose, to show the light...
I will do something like you shared, will have to make couple of test-drives)) I don't have a power hone at home, have to visit a jeweller friend and sharpen my gravers at his workshop, so it's taking time. I will for sure share results!
Thanks for advise!
I will try on the area
which is blank, it should not be visible under another part on top of it.
In fact this main plate will be mostly covered by other wheels and smaller plates, I engraved it more for training than from practical point of view)
I'm practicing a bit different engraving style this time (it's the main plate of watch mechanism), and I'm a bit stuck... can't figure out what kind of graver geometry I should use to engrave the part which is below main level (marked with a pensil on the photo).
I have couple of idea, would...