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    Fabulous work!!! Looks great!! You've got the bug...

    Fabulous work!!! Looks great!! You've got the bug alright :)

    But is it marketable?............you won't know till you try. That means doing a few of them and getting them printed and displaying...
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    Question: My advise is to not worry about it. The vise...

    My advise is to not worry about it. The vise accessories you are looking at are all but a waste of time and money..................There are other vise holding accessories that are much more...
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    Fabulous work, Lee As always Cheers Andrew

    Fabulous work, Lee

    As always

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Question: Hi Roger It's an interesting topic alright. ...

    Hi Roger

    It's an interesting topic alright.

    Naturally for jewellery work where as much sparkle and bling is needed in the cut, then high polishing the graver is desirable.

    With cutting on...
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    Question: Yes, I used the ceramic with diamond spray with...

    Yes, I used the ceramic with diamond spray with good results as well...........Try the ceramic with the powder and you will get even better results.

    When cutting into gold rings you will notice a...
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    Question: I've been getting better than excellent results...

    I've been getting better than excellent results with the ceramic lap charged with the GRS diamond powder here

    It gives a mirror bright polish, it's easy to use and a little bit goes a long way.
    ...
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    Excellent Sam. What a difference a few lines...

    Excellent Sam.

    What a difference a few lines make

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Question: That's a great web site thanks Roger.......I...

    That's a great web site thanks Roger.......I never knew it existed.

    I've been a black powder shooter for many years and made all my own accessories including scrimshaw powder horn and shot horn. A...
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    Yep!!!! It certainly does. I've used most of...

    Yep!!!! It certainly does.

    I've used most of them and settled on the 105 and 120 round 1.8 C-Max carbide sharpened in the Easygraver fixtures. But I know engravers that use different combinations...
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    That’s really simple to answer 90, 105, 110,...

    That’s really simple to answer

    90, 105, 110, 120 heels and no heel. Parallel heel, normal heel and Lindsay heel…………..45 to 55 degree face and sometimes a 60. GRS C-Max, Glensteel, Lindsay Gravers,...
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    Thanks everyone for your photos. Much...

    Thanks everyone for your photos. Much appreciated.

    I've run out of room to fit them all in.........but rest assured, if you are not in this issue you will be in the next.

    Thanks agin

    Cheers...
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    FEGA Engraver magazine issue # 115

    I’m just about finished editing the latest FEGA Engraver magazine…………..so if any of you FEGA members have photos of your work that you want in the Around the Traps section, then please send me your...
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    Question: Then do it!!! :) Classes, books, videos, tool...

    Then do it!!! :)

    Classes, books, videos, tool collecting and endless soul searching is one thing............but none of that beats experience. And the only way to get experience is by doing it....
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    Looks Fantastic Sam Alfano......the King of...

    Looks Fantastic

    Sam Alfano......the King of ProCreate :)

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Fantastic rings, Sam and Mike. The detail on...

    Fantastic rings, Sam and Mike.

    The detail on the ring is amazing. I like the antiquing as well.

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Announcement: That is way cool, Mark. So what's the...

    That is way cool, Mark.

    So what's the movement?? :)

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Yes, The Maestro is great for stippling. In fact...

    Yes, The Maestro is great for stippling. In fact it's good for anything like beading where you want the tool to be at roughly 90 degrees to the work. It's certainly easier to hold upright than your...
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    And whats more, he stuck them in a cut off broom...

    And whats more, he stuck them in a cut off broom handle to hand push...........why? Because he could :)

    John...your little gravers are great and I still use the ones you sent me for scene work...
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    I remember Ken Hunt at the Grand Masters talked...

    I remember Ken Hunt at the Grand Masters talked about using a fencing sword blade as a graver just to see if it worked…………and it did. So maybe go around fencing clubs and try and pick up used blades....
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    Hi Layne We are all getting older and need to...

    Hi Layne

    We are all getting older and need to start taking a little more notice of what our bodies are telling us. I am continually being reminded that I’m not twenty years old anymore. Cutting...
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