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Metal Engraving Tool News
Recent Information to the AirGravers will be announced on this page.  If you have visited before and want to check what is new, take a look here first.

American Engravers-III
Masterpieces in Metal by
America's Engraving Artisans -

by C. Roger Bleile
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Lindsay Quick Change extension for Classic and PalmControl® Classic handpieces
Available with Single and Quad Indexing

Single indexing assures quick change to same oriantation each time.  Quad indexing allows four choices of orination of the collet and therefore the graver you are using. 

These quick change extensions won't wear out.  They are made from 440C stainless and hardened to 60 Rockwell.  60 Rockwell is as hard as a high speed steel graver and therefore these QC extensions are made for a life time of service. They are detented for a snap in fit utilizing the internal O-ring in the nose of the AirGraver® handpieces. They extend a graver 5/8".

Single index
2 pack $19.95

Single index
5 pack $47.50


Quad index
2 pack $19.95

Quad index
5 pack $47.50



Lindsay Engraving Stand with Built in Turntable
Use this stand with a low profile turntable vise. (Thanks to Ray Cover for ideas for this stand.)

Features:  10" diameter smooth turntable, ridgid steel constructation,
adjustable height from 24" to
Price $449, plus $55 flat shipping & handling within USA.
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Border Scribe
Used to layout (scribe) borders around the profile of a part.

Multi-Coin Vise

Thead on the Engraving forum about the Coin Holder:


Multi-Coin Vise
Holds Eight Coins with Two Sets of Reversible Jaws Nickel, Quarter, Cent, Dime, Half Dollar Silver Eagle, Morgan Dollar, Native American Clamp block on bottom for mounting in a larger engraving vise.

The Mulit-Coin vise holds some 61 different coins.  Made with US denominations in mind, those measurements happen to accomodate a wide variety of voins from many countries. Click here for the list of 61 coins.

Multi-Coin Vise


"MicroGraver Template Set"

Thanks to Paolo Curcio (mrthehobonickels.com) for development ideas and help with this template set!

Please visit this thread on the Forum for more information about these templates.. coming soon link

This double thickness template set is similar to the "Narrower" template above, however the square in this set is smaller. It is used to narrower the graver too, but so that it closer to parallel with the shank, so that the grind is more long and slender. After the square template is used, the round is used to round the top edge of the slender shank. After this the graver is sharpened normally with the other available templates to make micro versions of the graver points.

The wrench are setscrew are provided to replace the thumbscrew in the sharpening fixture. This is needed to be done before using these templates because they grind so low that the thumbscrew will be in the way if it is not removed. Simple remove the thumbscrew and install the setscrew with the supplied wrench. Of course, when you finish with shaping a graver shank with these templates you may reinstall the thumbscrew.

$22.00Add To Cart

Tapered CarbaltXD Blanks

Available in the following tapers

1 Degree
2 Degree
3 Degree

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View the information and tips concerning rigidity and breaking points if using thin graver shanks on the Graver blanks page.

Note: the 3 degree or 2 degree taper is recommended over straight or 1 degree tapers. If new to engraving stick with the 3 degee to keep the rigidity in the shank while learning. 

$23 each.
Sold in packs of


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1 Degree
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2 Degree
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3 Degree
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Get three pieces of 3 degree and two pieces 2 degree (total five)
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"Narrower" Template Click photo to enlarge
 The photo below illustrates three thinning techniques.

Thinning the tip of the blank can be done using this template which fits on the Lindsay sharpening fixture. 

Illustrating how the pin can be moved if desired to rotate the grinds 45 degrees to the shank.  "Narrower" Template 

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Negative relief 116 Uniform-Parallel graver template.

This template is the same as the normal 116°, but the relief grind under the heel is negative. The purpose of this negative grind is to achieve more heel clearance. This additional relief was described in the
Lindsay Uniform-Parallel patent, but this is the first template made available to actually achieve this point.

This template requires that the height of the grinding lap or bench stone be 3/4" instead of the usual 1/2" seen in all previous templates. I recommend just shimming your 1/2" stones up the last 1/4". The plastic 6"x6" plate included with the full sharpening kit happens to be 1/4", so that can utilized.

A power hone for initially shaping this is helpful. However it can be done with the diamond bench stones. Steve tested how long it would take him to sharpen one from a carbalt blank on the diamond bench stones. It was 15 minutes. Of course starting with a the 3 degree tapered carbalt blank would considerably shorten the time.

Negative Relief Universal Template
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New site: HoboCarvers.com (Defacing Currency for Fun & Profit)

Low Profile Turntable Vise

Engraver's Sanding Block
For securing sandpaper strips. Length of the sanding block is 2.5".  Cut your sandpaper 0.5" wide x 4.75" long.


How To Carve A Hobo Nickel Skull  -  by Paolo Curcio (MrThe)
DVD Learn how to Carve a Hobo Nickel.  Master carver and engraver Paolo "Mrthe" Curcio goes through the whole process, from beginning to end, of carving a Hobo Nickel Skull. It is great to see Mrthe's techniques in carving. A casting of the coin carved is included with the DVD that is helpful in a study aid and a collectors item itself. 
For more information and to order direct from MrtheHoboNickels.com/dvd-sales.  --Click here--

Click photo for high resolution image.


New how-to book
Engraving Historic Firarms

By John Schippers


Scroll Drawing for Dummies  $25 (Visit Accessories for Engraving)
by Paul Hamler

20 pages of printed drawings formatted in circles the size of a CD (no tab card size drawings) it IS NOT an electronic CD you can put in the computer. The 20 pages of drawings include numerous examples of leave styles, starting scroll formats, many backbone examples and simple completed scroll drawings made from the included leave examples.

Bulino Template Set (visit the graver sharpening page)

The most popular of the V templates used to make bulino points are combined in a set.  Includes: 80V, 90V, 105V, 120V and the Phil Coggan Bulino template.
Bulino Set $99
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New Stipple Templates: Used to make a 3/32" square graver blank into a stipple point (visit the graver sharpening page)

Light weight piston for Classic and Artisan handpieces
A lighter weight piston than the standard piston comes with the Classic and Artisan AirGraver®.  The light weight piston is available with and without a nylon front hammering end.  A nylon front end impacts softer yet and also provides even quieter impacts.  (visit the AirGraver® overview page)
ight weight w/o nylon

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Light weight with nylon
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Coming soon...
Clamp this in a vise and use for inside ring engraving.
Dual axis to easily tilt a ring without need of tilting the vise or re-clamping in the jaws.
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Nickel holder  
for hobo nickel carving or practice engraving on a nickel. 
Made from stainless steel
(visit the AirGraver® overview page)

Nickel Holder -- $49.00


New Website: EngravingLessons.com -  Click here to check it out.

New NitroG20™ AirGraver®
For engraving extra deep such as in
Motorcycle and Heavier Western Engravings (click picture to enlarge)
Link to product page with NitroG20 handpiece.

PalmControl® and Goliath Engraving Vises now available. 

Barry Lee Hands gold engraving work on PalmControl® Damascus handle.  More information on the engraving forum.

New construction and building for Lindsay Engraving Tools.  Information and photos on the engraving forum. 

New and updated Engraving Resources sites

Stainless and Damascus handles for PalmControl® AirGravers

Lindsay Quick Change extension for Classic and PalmControl® handpieces

Scottee-Shirts is providing t-shirts, (short and long sleeve) and hoodies with Lindsay PalmControl® AirGraver® and scroll designs. Check out the caveman master engraver Cindy drew.  Select the images and locations on the shirts and order direct from
Scottee-Shirts site.

Super nice cutting thick brass practice plates
 New Carbalt gravers
 Chisel for hammer and Chisel engraving

  Steve Lindsay Engraving Videos ~ 11 hours worth, free online 

Templates for Master Engraver Carl Bleile's Graver Points

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Manual Palm-Push adjustable length graver with supple Santoprene rubber handle (click to enlarge).  

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Graver with sharpener kit:
Manual Palm-Push stainless adjustable length graver with sharpener.

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The Official HandEngravingForum.com site now has Photo Albums for members.  These albums are displayed on the front page of the forum for everyone to enjoy.  You are invited to join our forum, learn the art as well as help other engraver, jewelers and artists as they learn.   www.EngravingForum.com

Over ten hours of videos of hand engraving are free on youtube.  Watch these videos on-line with your computer.   The Llindsay AirGraver® tools are used throughout the videos.  See and hear how these tools make hand engraving easier than any tool before it.  One of the projects that  being engraved in the videos is a SR Johnson knife that is valued over $50,000.  The collector of the piece, Dave Ellis of
www.exquisiteknives.com was  recently offered $30,000 for the completed knife and turned it down.   These videos are a great aid for those learning to engrave. 
Videos page 1

Videos page 2
Videos page 3
Videos page 4


Completed photo of the SRJ knife that was engraved in some of the videos.  Click to enlarge. 

Larger version of the Glide-Lock engraving vise.  Info on the vise page. 

Two more new templates are available for the sharpening system.  They are the Phil Coggan bulino template and the round bottom template. 

Two new templates are available for the patent pending sharpening system. 
1:Flat & Knife Combo for making flats or a small undercut gold inlay graver.
2: 70 V Bulino Uniform-Parallel point™ Used with a heel for lines or without a heel for bulino dots.

Glide-Lock Engraving vise

Bulls-Eye positioning vise is patented
Title of Patent: Rotating positioning vise
The legal enforceable claims of the device are protecting the magnetic lock used in a vise or holding apparatus. 

Jan. 2008: Lindsay Sharpener is released

Jan. 2008: Lynton McKenzie book now available


June, 2007 Update
Knife Sold

Feb, 2006
Knife For Sale:
Lindsay-Lindsay #5
Commissioned and purchased by a U.S. collector in Dec. 1994.  Due to recent illness the collector is selling the knife. $110,000 or best offer.   Visit this link for more information and photos.  The art knife is featured on the cover of the book, "Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives", by David Darom. 

EngravingSchool.com is updated

March, 2007
PalmControl® AirGravers now available with stabilized exotic burl wood handles
Click picture to enlarge

An insight on the United States Patent System by Michael Artemis

Old engraving books found online for viewing.
Link to forum thread about the books.

The Lindsay Graver Point Geometry
More information about the point geometry

Information about the PalmControl®
, CO2 and the evolution of the AirGraver® is added to EngravingSchool.com  

PalmControl® AirGraver®; NO MORE FOOT PEDALS!
  A Variable hand pressure activated handle for the AirGravers has been developed, patented.
The legal enforceable claims of the patent protect a hand push pressure activated power tool used in the hand engraving and jewelry fields.  The PalmControl® utilizes the palm pressure and grip used traditionally by engravers and jewelers. Learning to engrave with the PalmControl® comes naturally since it is not necessary to coordinate the hand and foot.  The hand is more sensitive than the foot and capable of subtle corrections giving improved responsiveness to the tool and work. 

New Book
mixes inspirational Knife Art & Engraving with how-to information.  To be first unveiled at the New York custom knife show March 7, 8, 9, 2003.

Artist Adone Pozzobon
has written a new review about the AirGravers on the EngravingArts WebSite.


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