Very inexpensive practice plates

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the fender washers roger mentioned ,generally have a smoother , thinner finish. you'll likely find them more pleasant to practice with.
 
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the fender washers roger mentioned ,generally have a smoother , thinner finish. you'll likely find them more pleasant to practice with.
Agreed, but there is something so satisfying about taking something "ugly and plain" and making it sparkle. Yes the fender washers do not require near as much prep work
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Try the stainless fender washers for a good challenge.
LOL! I have done several other projects in stainless....stainless steel can be a real pain. I switched these mild steel washers for something easy and relaxing just to try out new ideas.

Big-Un does have a point, you can learn a lot from engraving stainless steel...for instance after a while you can get the the point where you can sharpen a 120degree graver in your sleep. :)
 

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Hi Dave, well with no experience in setting maybe I meant to say " is this checkering in metal"? Does that help please? Rob
 

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Fender washers are good practice plates because they are large with a small hole. My first practice plates were electrical junction box covers.
Roger: I made this miniature Bowie from a junction box cover. The sheath was made by someone else.
 

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Diecutter, thanks for the photo of the knife. It clears up alot of confusion on my part about the execution. Bestest Regards Rob
 

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