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Old 07-03-2015, 07:30 PM
TylerKenneth TylerKenneth is offline
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Default New from Nashville

Hey there, I'm just looking into engraving and am about to get my first tools. A little about myself first, I'm a western tailor, making shirts and jackets for a living, along with specializing in chainstitch embroidery. I want to learn to make and embroidery sterling silver buttons for my jackets, and move into jewelry making, and then to engraving three/four piece buckle sets. I'm first going to buy a manual push graver to start learning with, does anyone have pictures of what they hand pushed on sterling silver? Or am I crazy for trying to? I'll get an air graver when I have funds, but and just getting started for now.

I've been reading this forum nightly to learn as much as I can, and hopefully I'll get going soon. For now, a picture or two of what I do.

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Old 07-05-2015, 11:34 AM
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carl bleile carl bleile is offline
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Default Re: New from Nashville

hand push is by far the hardest to learn, better is hammer and chisel with little push clean up, the easiest and fastest way to learn is with power. The Lindsay artisan really isn't that costly and pays for its self pretty quickly. In my classes I can have my students cutting nice scroll in 2 days with h&c or power but push takes weeks after my class to develop the muscles and coordination.
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