Ops! You were right about the passage on steel in Counterpunch. Somehow I skipped the paragraph on page 103 and I though the only mention of steel for punchcutting was in page 91.
"Today I use C-45." wrote Smeijers.
This is interes…
Strage, copper is annealed by means of doing what harden steel.
>> So now you have your driven blank, how are you going to justify it into you finished matrice?
Nope, I still have a long way to go. At the moment I'm just trying…
@Wes Adams Thanks for the advice, but please notice that tiny steel gravers are way more fragile and prone to lose their hard than carbide chisels. The turn red in a matter of seconds if you use a dry grinder.
>>What is the black dot on the side of your counterpunch?
It's a small cavity it was already on the steel. It's from a batch I got from a friend who works in an metal engraving company.
Thanks for the advice. Yes, I had to re harden and temper several of my gravers after my dry grinder made them lose their hard.
I am also considering to purchase a Scheppach wet grinder. Of all Tormek alternatives, this seems to be the one with bet…
>> here is a curious fixture shown in Paul Koch's "Dolphin" article.
I couldn't find this instrument in my PDF version of such article. Are you sure the illustration comes from the same Paul Koch'a article?
I just tested again my primitive method and it can be done this way, albeit not so comfortably, with no drawing box, no film and no plasticine. I pressed my punch in my vise, then transferred carefully the soot impression on a piece of paper and the…