Sharpening a Graver

So I have been practising, I promise. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and so I dislike sharing my seriously flawed practice pieces to date. I will, eventually.  Since I have been using my gravers, they need to be sharpened. The first set of tools I bought were unshaped and I had a difficult time … Continue reading Sharpening a Graver

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Getting Started!

Gravers? Check.  Practice blanks? Check.  Rotating vise? Check.  Sharpening stone? Check.  It looks like I'm ready to begin engraving! In my first learning project post, I mentioned a forum post for beginners (I believe I described it as "gold") and the post author mentioned making straight cuts in a practice plate to learn tool control. … Continue reading Getting Started!