Flare/transition cut question

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Hi friends. Bought Mr Sams video on flare/transition cutting some time ago. I have tried the method, it`s fun and it`s fast, and even looks okey, but I think I have still a lack of deacent graver controll. I have used a Lindsay universal point graver.

I wonder if you can tell me cons and pros using a 120 or a 116 degree graver point. Is there actaully a difference?

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Looks fantastic to me...no proof of any lack of graver control, hahaha.

I feel the only real difference is, that the 120 wants to cut wider sooner, when you roll the graver. Also cuts slightly more shallow in the sides. But I don't really see or feel a difference other than that.
 

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I wish I was this good at flare cutting. I've been trying to practice much more. I am still a novice, but this piece is definitely something I would be satisfied with buying if I were the customer.
 

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Looks good to me but I don't know much about engraving yet. The file work on the blade looks good too.
 

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I wish I was this good at flare cutting. I've been trying to practice much more. I am still a novice, but this piece is definitely something I would be satisfied with buying if I were the customer.
for the very best example of this cut, go to the archive. roger bleile did a buckle that nicely demonstrates rthe potential of this cut.
 

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Hi friends. Bought Mr Sams video on flare/transition cutting some time ago. I have tried the method, it`s fun and it`s fast, and even looks okey, but I think I have still a lack of deacent graver controll. I have used a Lindsay universal point graver.

I wonder if you can tell me cons and pros using a 120 or a 116 degree graver point. Is there actaully a difference?

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Adder,

Your flare cutting looks excellent, In any case this link will take you to the flare cutting tutorial I made for the Engravers Cafe 15 years ago.
Tutorial: Flare/Transition Cut tutorial by Roger Bleile | The Engraver's Cafe (engraverscafe.com)
 

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kinda strange. roger preferred a square for this cut. i was more able to control the flat graver. never hurts to xperiment. in this art one size does not always fit all.
 

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Adder,

Your flare cutting looks excellent, In any case this link will take you to the flare cutting tutorial I made for the Engravers Cafe 15 years ago.
Tutorial: Flare/Transition Cut tutorial by Roger Bleile | The Engraver's Cafe (engraverscafe.com)
Thank you Roger. It's an excellent tutorial. Remember that I had plans to ask you about it among other questions when I was at FEGA in 2020, but if remeber correct, you was sick and couldn’t be at the show ...Anyway I was Lucky to find a lot of nice people who answered all my silly questions about engraving :):thumbsup::):)
 

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kinda strange. roger preferred a square for this cut. i was more able to control the flat graver. never hurts to xperiment. in this art one size does not always fit all.
Never tried a flat. Think I have seen it used in western bright cut on youtube. Maybe I will try that method. Is there any special angles(face/heel) you prefere when cutting such work ?
 

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Never tried a flat. Think I have seen it used in western bright cut on youtube. Maybe I will try that method. Is there any special angles(face/heel) you prefere when cutting such work ?
i never did a special geometry. just a 45 face with or wo heel. suffice to say. i never practiced the cut enough to become satisfied with my results. my customers were happy, just not me.
 

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