What can a graver can do? Literally anything & everything you want it to
do. Here shown are a few examples! No machine-cutting. No power-graver
pushing! All that was used was my "Right-Sided, (modified) Onglette Graver
#1 & 2…in my very own hand-held graver…nuttin’ else! BTW, not even a
Flat, Graver #40 was even touched.
I am using here my* 220x power* digital-microscope that shows all kinds of
little cuts that even a 10x power loupe can’t see! What you are looking at,
is the very up-close “Fish-Tail”-Setting photograph “#5” prior to setting
of the stones!..mind-boggling pictures aren’t they?
In photograph “BC1” shows the ‘prior to cutting’ or as it’s better known,
“Rough-Cutting” and then after “Bright-Cutting” afterwards.
In photograph “3.5” shows the uses of the bur (round & bud) shaping of
the new beads, then afterwards the Bright-Cutting takes over. I teach this
in my school, or private classes!
I know of a fact that many schools don’t even display, or teach this
method of graver (Basic) usage, why not? I am going to be sending those who
have signed up with their (full) emails all kinds of information on graver
maintenance, modification, care of, using oil-stones…the whole gamut, or 9