Breaking my engraving tip

Wunderlust

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Hi all, very new to this forum. Hello from Down Under! I’ve tried a search but cannot find an answer, I’ve just started engraving a few weeks now, do pretty average results, however in this time I’ve managed to break the tips of two knife gravers. I use a power graver. Could one of the many knowledgable people here please tell me what could I be doing to cause this issue?

Thank you!

tim
 

Wunderlust

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Thank you for the advice, is an onglette engraver also good, it’s really fine detail I’m trying to achieve?
 

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what material are you practicing on ? my advice is to use copper at first. esp. with the knife graver. these are buggers on the harder metals. try a 120 graver. these can produce extremely fine cuts in a wide variety of materials. look at sams' tutorial on fine shading. he uses power assisted 120's to do thiswork. it goes without saying, a good deal of practice is needed to achieve acceptable results. slow down. engraving is not a destination, it's a journey. enjoy it.
 

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