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    This is what I have used for about a decade now, short and slim, very similar to Phil's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Morgan View Post
    While the handle appears to be nicely crafted, it seems to be counter intuitive, to me. I use the airgravers, I find their diminutive size to be a plus, and if they were to alter the size I would want them to be even shorter! Not even one time have I ever wished they were longer!
    you may be correct, but doing things this way has worked well for me. i have gravers that are too long , and some too short, as well as a host of "tweeners". i no longer push with gravers in the air assist way.

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    phil: that's a dandy lookin holder. i'm envious !

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    I've had it since 1984 the beauty is that a standard graver blank can be used and it can be adjusted as the graver gets shorter. The other good thing about it is it's streamline shape, it doesn't get in the way of the work.

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    Hi Brian,
    This one looks like it has a few more parts to make than just swapping handles on a Lindsay, but I am very interested in its parts. It looks like I'll need to spin some brass rod to make the "finger saver", then what's the first steel thing after that? It looks like just some kind of spacer. It would be cool if you could show a pic disassembled a little bit please. Thank you very much.
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    Here's my streamlined one if you want a go at making it, I have used it on 95% of my scenes and leaf shading.

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    Here are the hand push tools that I modified. Two of the hand push tools I inserted a Lindsay extender which I used when the chisel got too short,the two on the right. J.J.
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    www.angelfire.com/va2/engraver

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    Phil explained it very well.
    Here is a comparison, my push gravers are 4 inches, powered tools can be little bit longer. This is about the possible maximum. The handle of the powered tool has almost exact the measurements of my way older push tools.
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    Mine is just an upgraded version of a pin vise you can buy for a few bucks. Nothing complex, but it works for me.

    https://www.riogrande.com/search?q=w...=1&pageSize=32


    the chuck is soldered in so it won't spin and change the alignment of how you hold it, when you remove, replace,adjust the graver
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    Thanks to all. These are wonderful ideas. I would also like to see a close up of JJ Roberts piece on the far right, center of his photo. It looks like it is sitting more secure than I have mine. Mine is just in the raw wood. I think Steve Lindsay's piece is a solid fastening chuck for hand engraving, plus easy to change cutters, and I hope that yet a few more who have adapted his piece will chime in and show theirs off still.

    Mr. Brian Hochstrat, I have clicked on your link to the Rio Grande base tools, and the prices look right. I could buy a couple of these and modify them to suit and wouldn't have too much money in it. As you have well demonstrated, this option allows you to use about 75% of the graver's material. Probably the most efficient with graver consumption. It looks like that little stub piece might be a challenge to sharpen, however. Buyer beware! All 4 models from Rio Grande look like they were made with various quality skill and steel grades. Judging from the review on Rio Grande's site, I think they might have just 2 "working" models for 3/32" gravers. My guess, but did you select the one made in France, Item #112042 ? The $10.65 model?

    I can see we have 2 types of styles for preference in shape. I am more of a pear, and you are more of a mushroom. I think that the more gradual contours of the elongated pear support more of my hand. That's important with arthritis in my case.

    I agree with everyone on length. Mine is too long to have control. Before I apply a finish coat of poly, I intend to knock off about .25 inch at a time, experimenting with length until I can control it. I might even try drilling the Lindsay "chuck" about 3/8" deeper. I don't know if the stainless would be too hard for the bits I have in that size range. Might be a good way to break off a bit and ruin the whole thing. !!

    Tira Mitchell sells a handle on her website "Engraver" that has an adjustable length, which lengthens/shortens by turning a screw embedded in the handle. Very clever. It sells for $65. Very expensive--most expensive among the manual handles, actually. So one better like the shape, just sayin.

    I very much like the smoothness of the wood in the Italian handle, Phil. Somebody knew what they were doing. It makes me want to reach into the picture and try yours. Great stuff. Thanks very much.

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