Question: Help me to know that happen at curve

Kyle Jo

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Hello. Glad to your days.

I usually do hand push and use flat graver(45face/15heel).

You can see the ripped things beside of curve.
Can I know what happend to this matter..??
(It happens at the copper, no happen at the silver plate)
 

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go with a much shorter heel. the heel drags on the edge, causing the roughness. you should try a heel that's very short. maybe a half milimeter or so, i cant tell from the foto, but you may also be going too deep into the metal. not sure why it's a problem with copper and not in silver. i assume both are about the same hardness.
for push work, you always want your gravers to be absolutely sharp. graver control is much easier with sharp tools.
 

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You might also get the Ray Cover scorper sharping template from Lindsay engraving company , it provides a relief cut on the bottom of the graver to help reduce the drag works great MTC.
 

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