Day 36 – Ball Vise Is Heavy Enough.

Ball Vise Heh. My turn table was delivered last evening. Only then I realised how small it actually is; I chose the 5 inches option. That means the 2.5 KG weight plate is a bit too big and cumbersome to be used properly. Good news is that my cute little ball vise is, in fact, […]

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Day 35 – Weighing Down My Vise

Modifying the Ball Vise According to the online shopping app, if everything goes well, the “Lazy Susan” I have ordered is almost here. With that, I decided that today’s project be modifying my existing ball vise by making it heavier which should make it more stable. My ball vise is the cutest thing, but being that […]

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Day 34 – Experimentation: New Graver Geometry and Hand Piece Lock

New Graver! Was going through with the third chapter of the video tutorial yesterday which teaches how to do “Lumenesque Scrollwork”. With further research online, I found it is very similar to a “Flare Cut” which basically have the engraver making two cuts on each sides of a line, ending up with a raised surface […]

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Day 33 – TOO MUCH POWER?!

Wow. Tried my new hand piece barrel with the 10 mm ball bearing as piston, combined with the new tire inflator this afternoon. I’m afraid that with this combination, I’m afraid that I might have too much power; power which I, at this stage, am unable to control. The first thing I noticed is how loud […]

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Day 32 – New Air Compressor & Another Wrong Item Delivered

07:17 PM A good part of this afternoon was spent replying to my student’s email. Once that was done, I reassembled the new tire inflator, wired it to the speed control and gave it a go. Hmmm… It felt like it is a bit stronger? I can’t be sure. Doesn’t really matter as long as it works. […]

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Day 31 – Grind Shield and New Compressor

05:25 PM “Grind Tent” Busy afternoon. So far, I haven’t done any engraving. Didn’t feel good breathing in all those dust while I was grinding away at my gravers yesterday. That made me make a little “tent” to do my future steel grinding in, in an effort to reduce those invisible specks of dust from […]

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Day 30 – Grinding!

Another fail delivery this afternoon; the abrasive cutting discs came in today without the rod holder thing. But I went through my tool box and with a stroke of luck, I found one old holder among other things. With the discs, I started cutting all my existing high speed gravers, starting with the 2mm round […]

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