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Old 10-03-2011, 11:58 AM
Little John Little John is offline
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Hi, I am new to this and have never engraved before. I am seriously thinking of engraving trumpetís bells. Any advise would be appreciated. Currently I do not any tools .

I have visited with an engraver and he advised me to buy Lindsayís tools. After visiting Steveís web page I am thinking about a foot controlled Classic AirGraver. I would like to purchased used tools if possible.

Thanks, Little John
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:34 PM
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John,The Lindsay Classic & the templates for sharping would be a good choise to start with.If you have any other questions just ask this forum has many talented engravers with good advice.J.J.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:20 AM
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Hi Little John,

Firstly Welcome to the Engraving Forum.

At one time I also wished to get a used Lindsay air graver and subsequently ended buying a new one as it is not very often that engravers who have the Lindsay air-gravers wish to part with them.

I would advise you to go for a new classic,either w/foot control or palm control, and templates, with a sharpening system,either the bench-stones or the power hone.

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AirGravers and sharpeners have a three week trial return and three year parts and labor warranty. "

On used ones you loose out on the warranty.

http://www.airgraver.com/Hand_Engrav...dular%20System

I can understand it also depends on your budget.
This is my opinion.

All the best.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:56 AM
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Little John,

Traditionally, brass instruments have been engraved with a flat graver using a technique known as wriggle tooling. If you check out this link you will see Jason DuMars using the technique on the bell of a saxaphone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5OEDVrOtRg

Click on the link under may signature to go to my illustrated glossary where you can learn about terms like flat graver and wriggle tool.

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