Basic Engraver Set Selected By Author Of Art of Engraving
We asked James B. Meek, author of The Art Of Engraving for his
recommendations. This is what he wrote: "Perhaps 90% of all the
scroll work in engraving can be done with the following tools".
Point Graver No. 4 will cut most scrolls. Fine detail is cut
with 0 Point. Knife No. 2 is also for detail. The Square
is perhaps the most widely used, can also be sharpened as a
point, or a chisel, Flat Nos. 36 and 37, and Round
Nos. 50 and 54 are needed for lettering on high relief. Kit
contains: Point - Nos. 0 and 4; Square - (2)
GlenSteel Blanks; Flat - Nos. 36 and 39; Knife
- No. 2; Round - Nos. 50 and 54. 9 gravers total.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:66, Page:412
SPECS: Approximately 4-3/8" (11.1cm) long. Shank tapers from
3/16" (4.8mm) to 1/16" (1.6mm). Blanks are 4" (10.2cm) long.