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Old 08-24-2021, 01:26 PM
chujybear chujybear is offline
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Default Re: What is an ideal way to make fine sketches on metal?

I feel your pain. That .5 lead looks like an oar under magnification. Even a .2 lead is way too big. I have a few tactics that I employ. The one is probably not that helpful, but it is just accepting the imprecise nature of marking implements and making all final corrections with the graver when Iím putting the lines in.
The other answe is to mark only to your line. That way when you refine with a scrubber, you are not looking to the centre of your lead but one edge of it.

Last one is to mark your centre line with a pen or a sharpie and then when you scribe you are cutting through the black and your line is nice and clear.
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