I just received the pack with the engravers. Different profiles, HSS material, a second pack with diamond wheels will arrive soon.
I'm thinking for the future to buy (or build) a pneumatic engraver, for now I would like to start the classic way with hammer.
I would ask you kindly, if someone has experience in engraving, which kind of holder and chasing hammer are good.
For the holder I saw the common wooden short mushroom handle, or a long stick (12\15cm lenght), I remember someone used golf balls also, like file.
Talking about chasing hammers, do you think a stainless or normal steel not hardened should be fine for the work? I noticed the hammers are from 30 to 40 gram (1- 1,5 oz). I saw even something in brass, Maybe could be a right choice? One face round ball and the other flat but round (I don't remember the eng name of curved surface).
I have to think a good way also for a vice, I found some interesting project here!
Any advice welcome Thanks!