slavov Posted March 28, 2012 Report Share Posted March 28, 2012 Hello Everybody, my name is Svetozar. I am interested in carving glass, riverstones, marble or bones and horns (deer). I have experience with the pencil and the paper, but now I want to grow up in higher dimension. I think that I can make my drawings now on glass. I had read some artikles about glass etching/carving and I did watch somw youtube clips. So... I am on the way to buy a machine (tool) for the job. I will begin with smaller artworks from glass and then I think to make designer mirrors or windows of shops (I don't know the word for big window of a shop). With that i think to make miniatures from stones and bones. I did watch the videos of Lesley Pyke, but I don't know what is the better choice for my work - electric tool or air tool? I had read that the electrics are slower, but in the most videos that I had watch, all artist use electric tools. In a forum for woodcarving all artists said, that they use air tool only for small details, but really small... I know that wood and glass/stone/horn are complete different materials, but there must be an answer for my question. The idea is to make artwork that can't be bought at the shop. For example: http://www.angiegodwin.com/page2.html or: http://etch1.homestead.com/page2.html or: http://www.chrissommer.com/etched-glass/etched-doors/ These are etched I thing, but you got the idea I am sure about that. If I buy a rottary tool I must buy a compressor too. In that case I will have the option to connect a etching tool/airbrush... But!!! I cant find anywhere a information if the compressors are the same... And what is better - without oil or what? I had read some artikles about NSK, Turbocarver, Powercarver, Mastercarver.... but I want an opinion from an artist, not from seller if you understand me... So here are people with experience, that is my situation, what will you recommend for me? Is there an option for "second hand" carving tool. I didn't find that anywhere, but u can know some place online... Thanks for the help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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