Most or all of my engraving is done with my finger on the top.
Most or all of my engraving is done with the traditional grip.
Originally Posted by sanch
I am new to hand pieces and now I find myself using both grips! and some strange ones to boot!
Sanch, its perfectly fine to use some odd grips sometimes the work piece requires it, I use the finger on top so i dont disturb my transfer, and the thumb on the side for the fine shadding.
"strive to produce work that the very best engravers do, set your mark high, aim for it, but don't be disappointed when you don't get to 100%, you will have done your best and that's what counts" - Phil Coggan
I'm new here. Not much experience. However, I do use finger on top...