Hi all, on Orchid!
I have been asked many times to describe what a "pre-ground" graver
is. When you go into a tool supply store, you will see gravers with a
roughly bevelled front-edge. You cannot work with these at all, they
have to be then shaped and hand polished on "Emery" and "Polishing"
papers...I once went to a client and his words were "why can't I cut
with these gravers?"...I took one looked at them and replied "no
wonder you can't...they have not been shaped for any setting or
You will not find ANY GRAVER in any tool outlet ready for immediate
usage...I am offering you this priveledge in making available this
finely tuned graver for instant use...no addtional shaping is
Along with these 5 gravers all in the "Onglette" shape..you will
receive special instructions on how each graver is to be used. Not
too mention 156 pages of setting notes on a CD, a seperate CD video
(of my own making) on how to grind these little times!
Not too mention more typed essays on different aspects of setting
USING GRAVERS..Each graver will arrive to your bench in a seperate
container signifying it's potential use, no guessing for you, at
all! Every jeweller must have a set on his/her bench they all come in
handy...but they must be shaped beforehand!. if not, they will sit
and not be serving their sole pupose.
Gravers must be hand-ground or modified, and not by any machine. With
out this delicate hand carving/shaping no graver can effectively be
used...All engravers/setters learn this one year process in their
apprenticeship years, but never teach this to anyone. My set of 5
Onglette gravers is only $109.75, plus a addtional fee for postage
of only $10.00....by Paypal....(enuf said!)..