Engraving 925 silver and other metals

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Hey everyone,

I’ve recently started engraving silver signet rings and yellow gold rings and I’ve noticed that i been getting some heel drag and the material feels really hard. I originally had a 45 degree face and fairly short heel on my 120, 105 and on my flat graver, I had a 45 face , with the radius according to Sams videos. I change the face to a 55 degree to see if I would get a different result.
I been practicing on copper and brass and I would like to be able to get a butter feel when cutting silver other materials also. Do you guys have any resources you can share or point me out on the right direction?


thank you
 

allan621

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The heels of your tool may still be too long. Really take them down. Mine are about a quarter of a millimeter. If your heel is too long the back of the cutting portion of the tool drags across the outer rim of the cut, tearing it slightly. And let the tool do the work. Part of the problem may be you helping with too much back end pressure forcing the tool to go through the cut quicker than it should. I use a 96 degree Lindsay template for sharpening script( square ) gravers. I'm assuming the face is 45 degrees, I've never checked.

Allan
 
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I think you hit the nail on the head. I did notice ive hasten the turns which leads to the metal tearing and leaving heads. I’ll try the lower heel And see the difference. I’ve chsnged the face to a 55 degree and changer the graver max to 2500 rpm and is been cutting better.
 

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