A month or so ago i was wondering if it would be better to purchase good quality graving gear or invest in a sterio microscope. I bought a scope. And I can say definitively that being able to see what you are doing is the most important thing. I have not done much work and really I’m just mucking around but being able to see the graver tip is a Hugh step forward. I attached a couple of picks. No need to comment on the quality, I know that I have a long way to go, or on the shading, I was making it up as I was going along.