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nalimugmug

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Hi,

Attached is a pic of a motorcycle silencer, as can be seen some lines are incomplete, I'm thinking of filling in the blanks myself prior to this item being chrome plated.

To state the obvious, ill get some mild steel plate to practise on before I'm confident to take on the job.

What graver would you recommend I use, please?

Thanks in advance.

Bob
 

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nalimugmug

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Hi papart1,

Thanks for your input.

I've actually done nothing to continue-the pic with the red dots is how the item is now. I was asking what hand push graver would suit my application to fill in the spaces, or, and don't ban me for this, would a carbide bit in a dremel work?

Many thanks

Bob
 

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welcome to the forum. i'm going to be a bit harsh here. i think you should get quite a few hours at the practice bench before attempting this. a better closeup ( at least for me) would go a long way to determine which graver to use. ideally, the graver shape should be determined by the shape of the existing work. is it round or "v" shaped ? i couldn't tell from the foto. do not get in a hurry here. with little experience, speed is a fast track to disappointment.
as a beginner, the dreml is a very bad choice.
 

nalimugmug

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Thank you for the welcome-

You are not being hash in the slightest, as with everything in life experience counts, your advice is well-founded and very much appreciated.

My cameras' lens will not allow me to get a detailed picture for you, however, using a spotlight and strong magnifying glass the engraving to me looks like it's round.

As mentioned, ill practise for as long as it takes before I'm confident to take on the task.

YouTube and Dr Google are my go-to places at the moment, and of course this site.

Thanks

Take care

Bob

The Dremels banished to a dark corner--
 
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