Steve lindsay developed and patented his miniature power impact air engraving tool graverthe air engraver was originally designed for his fine line banknote style engraving work at very low air pressures. I engrave lines and remove the background with hammer and chisel as i learned at the engraving school of liege in belgium beginning in 1989.
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With the adjustment working in a manner similar to a focusing ring on a camera and using greater.
Lindsay palm control. While using a push graver myself is a complete recipe for disaster hence i dont ever do push please tell me why a lindsay palm control with air turned off wont work as a push graver. Lindsay palmcontrol airgraver click photos to enlarge. I started engraving with the patent point tool mr.
The palm control is a genuine marvel of engineering and is steve lindsays latest contribution to the improvement of worldwide engraving standards and once again he raises the bar one notch higher in advanced tooling. Lindsay gravers are made form surgical stainless steel. However the power the tool provides may be adjusted with the length of stroke adjustment.
I discovered the airgraver while working with a tool from another company. Lindsay sent along and found it easy to jump in mid stream on a job already in progress. I do a lot of nitric acid staining of boxwood buxus sempervirens for flutes and i use 5050 nitricwater then dissolve an iron nail into the mix as a mordant and to control depth of color.
Lindsay gravers are made from surgical stainless steel. The best news is that if you already own a classic airgraver then a palm control is a simple upgrade done at anytime. The internets largest and fastest growing engraving community discuss hand engraving using basic to the most advanced methods and equipment forum members.
An advantage of frank lindsays machine and now the air chasing graver is using power for the finest cuts rather than palm pushing. It is not necessary to push any harder than with the normal pressure used to hold a point snug in a cut with a foot pedal airgraver. Using the palmcontrol involves the same technique as palm push engraving.
I dont understand why a palm control either lindsay or airtact used with a mushroom head cant be used as a push graver. No aluminum is used in the construction of the tool. Foot control airgraver orders generally ship in 3 to 5 working days and palmcontrol orders in 10 to 15 working days.
A very exciting day at the studio as my new lindsay classic palm control has arrived. After letting it warm up i connected it to my air system. Barry this is a great piece of work please bring it to reno.
Even when shading fine lines in something as soft as 24k gold ivory or pearl the use of power will result in more control and confidence than palm pushing. More about lindsay airgravers airgravers and sharpeners have a three week trial return and three year parts labor warranty.
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