My interest in engraving ls the type that would have been done on pre 20th century firearms which I figure was done with hammer and chisel. I know that John built a lot of early style guns and wondered if he used the hammer and chisel or used power engravers. I know very little about the man except that he is considered by many to one of the most talented men to ever build and engrave early firearms. I am sorry to say that I never had the opportunity to meet him but that I also admire his work. I want to recreate the feel of the early engraving and was wondering if that limits me to the hammer and chisel or do you think that same feel can be created with power gravers? I am sure it would have a lot to do with who is holding the graver with either means. I ask because age is starting to set in and I feel the joints getting sore after a good day engraving. I have nothing against power but worry about getting a modern look. I noticed on one of the threads about being able to slow the power graver down to get the hammer and chisel effect, I think I will go back and read that thread again.