Scott, just read your posting on "graver sharpeners", let me just ask
one question, where were the setters of years ago and their machines
before this 'gizmo' came into vogue? I rely on the olde addage, if its
new,.. fine, but don't forget to use the old hand method of
sharpening. If your machine breaks down...do you know how to sharpen
it again with the trusty #2 emery paper, and 2/0 and 4/0...6/0
polishing papers? are you to say to your client " oh my machine broke
and I can't work!"
Setters of even today still use the older methods, nothing wrong with
them, just in case, remember what was available back when! I still
use the "Bull Stick" to clean inside of the flush-setting, and also
with a right-sided graver #2...:>) all of my gravers are cut and
shaped by my hand!
gerry, the cyber-setter / teacher / instructor / ?