1. F

    Question: Facetting machine for graver polishing?

    Has anyone ever tried this? I got my first engraver last week and am on a smaller budget, GRS powers pricetag is far away and DIY solutions are hard to accomplish in my small flat with no workshop. Also GRS is nearly double the price where i live...
  2. W

    Question: Thoughts on Apex sharpening syestem?

    Anyone use the new Apex sharpening system yet? What are the thoughts on it? Pros/cons?
  3. S

    Question: Seeking organization advice -- sharpening tools

    My graver sharpening method consists of (template assisted) hand sharpening on a couple of different grits of water stone, followed by polishing on a leather strop. Because of budget issues (this is a hobby, I doubt I could recoup money spent on equipment), I can't justify any kind of powered...
  4. T

    Critique Request Is My 120 Sharpened Correctly?

    Attached are a few photos of my 120 degree under the view of my scope at 7X magnification. Would love to hear input on heel length or general shape. I sharpen the main face to 50 degrees and 5 degree taper on the sides. The heel doesn't have a measured angle, just what i thought would be...
  5. T

    Question: Graver Tip and Heel

    Good morning, Good afternoon and Good evening everyone, I am fairly new to the world of engraving and have been spending a lot of time lately working on my scroll design and basic line and curved cuts to get a feel for my GraverMax. I recently purchased a power hone along with a standard...
  6. T

    Question: Here it is a 120 Degree Graver Sharpeninng

    Here It is a 120 Degree V-shaped cut. Is it correct ? I hope it's correct. any question?:thinking:
  7. T

    Question: Here's My Graver Sharpening Video. I am Beginning Engraver.

    Is it correct ? if not correct. let me know.It is a V-shaped cut, I use a 120º graver @ 45 degree face with a 15+/- degree high heel.
  8. M

    Help, please: using hand gravers in quickchange handpiece holders?

    I'm attempting to jump into sharpening this evening and I have boxes and boxes full of these gravers that were in wooden handles for hand push engraving. Is there a way I can use these with my magnum 901 handpiece with quick change holders? Do they have to be shortened? Can I just round out the...
  9. Chujybear

    8" lap on grs powerhone?

    Hi. I have the power hone for sharpening my tools. My collection of Laps is a mush mash from over the years. Among my laps I have a few eight inch laps. I'm going to by some backing plates (resin, I believe) for my laps. My question is- is there any reason not to use the eight inch...
  10. O

    round carbide sharpening lesson

    hello engraver friends, When I needed some gravers blanks I was browsing the internet for alternatives for my Lindsay palm control. I found some round carbide blanks 3/32 x 3 inch long for under $5. But the problem was how can I index them to use in my Lindsay template? When I was sheduling an...
  11. Terrezar

    Announcement: GRS dual angle, parallel heel

    Beeing a beginner in the engraving trade I tend to experimente a lot, and because the reasent fuss about heels and faces and sharpening I started to experimet a little with heels. I failed completly when trying to engrave whit a long heel, and when trying whit a "bendt" heel :confused: and so I...
  12. DiamondCactus

    Question: Work Sharp 3000 sharpener

    how does this look for a lot cheaper sharpener. My father in-law uses it for his wood carving tools, how ever they just came out with some diamond wheels. I figured for someone like me with out a lot a money to by the more commonly know brands this might work out well...