I've enjoyed all the posting and now have a question. Does anyone
in orchid have a GRS gravermeister or gravermax system?
Yes Ava, I have used the Gravermeister and Gravermax for years. I
would recommend it to anyone who wants to lessen work time and
increase quality for both engraving and bright cutting around
stones. I have seen a hand made tomahawk head, made of 440C
stainless steel carved with a high relief carving of an indian on a
horse all done with a Gravermax. If it will do that, it will
easily cut gold and silver. I use it for pave, and it is great for
channel setting. It has as much finnesse as you are willing to
use. As a practice piece, I bezel set a round opal in steel, and
engraved around it a flower design, without breaking the opal.
Besides the hammer and engraving handpieces, there is also a high
speed handpiece (300,000 rpm) that is fantastic for small carving
work in great detail.
I hope this helps. If I can be of any assistance, just