Lindsay BenchJewel Graver and hammer/chisel + ball vise.

tristania456

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Hello everyone! So, I finally dipped my toes and tried the hammer and chisel, and oh boy, they weren't joking when they said it was a steep learning curve. I just had a few questions: first, are hammer and chisel not meant to be used with a ball vise? I ask this because my ball vise keeps shifting towards the side where I hammer (even if I do light taps).

My second question is regarding Lindsay BenchJewel Graver; I purchased the graver yesterday. However, I am wondering if the air regulator system that comes with the beach jewel graver can be used with the GRS 850?

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Hello everyone! So, I finally dipped my toes and tried the hammer and chisel, and oh boy, they weren't joking when they said it was a steep learning curve. I just had a few questions: first, are hammer and chisel not meant to be used with a ball vise? I ask this because my ball vise keeps shifting towards the side where I hammer (even if I do light taps).

If you want to use your ball vise with a hammer and chisel try turning your tire or other base over so that the ball is not resting on the Teflon pads.
 

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Ya.. you will want a vice that you can fix in place.. you might be better off with a wood carvers vise, where you can move your piece around for different angles of attack, but you can lock it in place when you find your spot.
 

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You might also try placing a square of RV friction shelf covering between the ball and the tire. That’s the stuff RVers use to line the shelves of cabinets…it’s high-friction stuff that keeps cabinet contents from shifting while driving.
 

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till you get a better, heavier vise try turning the tension bolt all the way in if there is one may help. or if there's a hole in the vise. put a dowel pin in. you may find the pin will engage a matching hole in the bottom half.
how deep is your engraving ? perhaps you're diving in way too deeply. such will require heavier hammer taps.
 

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