Hand Engraving, gravers, watches, tools for jewelry
Hand Engraving Tools and for Jewelers and Artists
Lindsay developed and patented his miniature power impact air engraving tool graver. The air
engraver was originally designed for his fine line banknote style engraving work at very low air pressures. However, the power the tool
provides may be adjusted with the length of stroke adjustment. With the adjustment working in a manner similar
to a focusing ring on a camera and using greater air pressures the graver will move effortlessly though deep, bright cut engraving, background removal or stone
setting. The mechanism makes one handpiece as versatile as a variety of sized impacting gravers. The tool runs from direct steady air flow and can be setup to
operate from palm push pressure of a users hand (PalmControl™) or by a foot pedal and utilizes either an air compressor or CO2 cartridges for portability.
This graver is called
an AirGraver™ and is
Hand Engraving Resources, Tutorials,
Photos and Videos
An optivisor is an inexpensive way to magnify. There are replaceable, lenses of different strength for them.
McMaster has them.
www.mcmaster.com. Enter page 2250 at
the McMaster site.
On that page they are called "Headband Flip-UP Magnifiers".
Lynton McKenzie book "Engraving Techniques and Smoke Prints" has 16 pages of how-to information for H&C engraving written by Lynton. 34 pages of
enlarged engraving prints that Lynton made of his work.
here for more information and ordering.
Subheadings from book
Engraving - by Lynton McKenzie
Flat Gravers and Chisels
Work Method -Driving a Chisel
Face Sharpening for 45 Degree Angles
Hand Graver-Work Method
Work Method - (45 degree face)
Work Method - Heel
Mounting the Work
Smoke Prints (there are 34 pages of prints. On one page will be the prints as they appear, and on the facing page there is a negative image for
ease in viewing. )