I am also a watchmaker and a hobbyist hand push engraver.
For a a vise, an older jewelers vise, about 12 to 14 lbs. will be fine. Can buy on Ebay for about $125.00 to $300.00. A more antique...
Gerry and me were having an interesting conversation on outlines when it comes to inlay and wanted to know how you guys do it and your rationale behind it, I know there is no right way and no wrong...dlilazteca 12-21-2014, 04:11 PM
I've had the rare privilege of spending some time in the hallowed Long Room (thanks, Nigel!) and can attest to the feeling of being in a shrine, or at the risk of blaspheming, something approaching a...mitch 12-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Over the years, I have stuck a graver completely through the web of my left hand - between the thumb and forefinger. That one occured while hand push engraving on a silver vase.
I also managed to...
I can appreciate that you fabricated rather than cast this piece.
A job very well done.