Was: Setting gap between metal and stone
In fact unless you have a burning desire to learn engraving, a GRS
or Lindsay air powered handpiece is really overkill.
It is quite possibly an urge that will pass, but I have a bee in my
As many of you know, I like to create imagery on anodized titanium.
A student of mine at Bead & Button (from Sweden) has gotten me
thinking about how much finer detail I might be able to create with
a lindsay or GRS. I currently use steel ball burs in the flexshaft,
which are not always easy to control. Tiny ones are harder to
control than big ones.
I cannot go out and buy one of these simply to find out whether it
would be a good tool for me… it isn’t really even clear that I can
buy one if it is definately a good fit for me. I’d need an extended
period (at least a few days) to get used to it to tell whether I
liked it-- not two minutes at somebody’s booth as I might have the
opportunity to do as SNAG or the like.
Not sure what I’m asking here. I have no time really to think, let
alone try something new, before at least mid-July, so this is not an
urgent thought, but if somebody has input that addresses this “bee”,
I’d be pleased to hear it.
Maybe I’ll need to sign up for an engraving workshop somewhere that
has the equipment, with a tolerant instructor who’ll let me do my
own thing on titanium. Anyone know who/where that might be?