I've read or heard of people who used shot putts, cannon balls and stainless steel mixing bowls filled with concrete with wheel weights added into the mix to increase the weight. Necessity is the...Marrinan 12-10-2013, 02:18 AM
I could stare at Dan's work for a long time. The dragonfly he did was cool. He always had that 3 D look. Too bad he is gone.Haraga.com 12-10-2013, 01:54 AM
Very true Andrew. Many engravers absolutly need the microscope to see. Just dont get caught up with itty bitty details and lose sight of the whole thing.FANCYGUN 12-10-2013, 01:28 AM
Sorry guys I missed this resurrected thread until I saw some notifications! Thanks very much for all the comments.
Randolfengraving, yes I used rokusho. You can also get it from Patrick Hastings...
You guys are lucky. Without a scope I'm dead in the water.
I started with an optivisor and then age crept up on me and my vision began to deteriorate. Pretty much happened overnight......bummer.
Glad to hear that from you Marty. The scope was one of those tools I thought I couldn't do without and to some extent it opened up a whole new world of fine detailed work for me. I now realize that...Southern Custom 12-10-2013, 12:16 AM