Best spindle or bit option for small scale engraving

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Carl Fisher
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Best spindle or bit option for small scale engraving

Post by Carl Fisher » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:55 pm

I need to engrave my fountain pen nibs and other small scale items like a single line on a pen barrel (no rotary at this point). For the nib engraving, I'm talking about a logo in a an envelope of no bigger than 4.5mm x 5.75mm and either all outline or outline with fill.

I don't know the best way to start. Right now I have a spindle motor but I'm also open to passive methods like diamond drag or similar. I just have no clue what will work for that scale.

Thanks!

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Re: Best spindle or bit option for small scale engraving

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:08 pm

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Re: Best spindle or bit option for small scale engraving

Post by Carl Fisher » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:55 am

I ended up ordering one of these from Benchtop Precision and a 90-degree bit to go with it.

http://benchtopprecision.com/diamond-dr ... ving-tool/

We'll see how it does. I'd love to find a 60-degree bit to fit it but I think I'll start with what shows up and decide from there if it's the right direction or not.

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