Christophe Posted December 19, 2010 Report Share Posted December 19, 2010 Hi everyone, First, I do apologize if I create a new topic where I will ask question that might have been answered already.....But please, do believe me when I say that I've been spending hours looking at the different posts and I did use the search function, but I might not be so bright..... So I started bone carving few months ago and now I would like to try to "tatoo" them therefore I am in need for engraving tools.....And of course I don't really want to buy them, it's not fun, not rewarding, not interesting and expensive ...And of course I would like to make them like the one describe in S.Myhre's book. So here I am, I've read Jim Kelso Gravers thread, by the way thank's for all the information, and also the advice of Toscano (thank's for the link to the picture of the all process of making them), and I know that I should use HSS to start with: -my first question is do you have to grind the rough shape, with a mizzy wheel or a grindrer for example, or can I achieve everything by hand with a whetstone? And what kind of whetstone should I look for? I don't have access to a grinder and I have only 150W solar panel installation And I'm not sure to be clever enough to go into metalsmithing.... -my 2nd question, I've read about the crocker sharpening device would it holds round blank? -My 3rd one, I've recently read about GRS standard sharpening feature and dual angle sharpening feature, does anyone know if you can use them on a whetstone or do you have to buy the expensive power hone?The only reason I'm asking is because a guy I met told me that to be able to make correct angle for your engraver without any device would probably take you 5years of training.....and without correct angle your engraver might never work?! I do undesrtand that achieving those tools by hand, if possible, is time demanding but time is the less expensive option and somehow I'm not into industrial production so.... and also I do believe that the time you put in the making of your tools will give them a bit of yourself and therefore already fill them with your creating energy.... I hope that some of you take some time to answer those silly questions? Thank's Chris Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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