ENGRAVING WORKSHOP SUPPLIES
Items below apply to Ken Brown Engraving Workshops
NOTE: THESE ARE THE SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED FOR YOUR CLASS. VERIFY WITH RUSS LARSEN, the equipment supplier, whether your purchase WILL OR WILL NOT include these. If you are purchasing ONLY the drill and burs, then request these items be added to your cost...or you may purchase them where you are, and have them for use in the Workshop.
Again.....these are items you must use in the Class – NO SUBSTITUTIONS!
4 Ultra Fine SHARPIE markers. 2 BLUE, 2 RED
1 Tube Rub ‘N Buff Antique Gold
1 Tube Rub ‘N Buff Silver Leaf
12” THIN, FLEXIBLE clear plastic ruler marked in 1/16s
A 12” plastic T-square
Tape dispenser and 1 Roll of 3/4” 3M Magic tape
Small box of Band-Aids. JUST in case…..
Small spray bottle filled with alcohol to clean baselines off glass and other objects.
Two small hand towels
Small pair of scissors
Small Xacto knife
Small sponge dish scrubber with green threads from the Dollar Store, or equivalent. Do NOT get ScotchBrite.; it will scratch some surfaces with its extreme abrasive material.
This is a VERY big deal. Whether or not you wear glasses for vision correction, you MUST have glasses on all the time the drill is running to protect against engraving dust and particles possibly hitting your eyes. If you’re under 30, you probably need little, if any, magnification. If over 30, you need to try on some non-prescription glasses at CVS or Walgreens. Find a pair that will allow you to see great detail. I’ve worn 4 power since I was 40...and still do. You won’t find the 4 power in drugstores if that’s what you want. If you can read tiny print with a pair with a power of 3 or 3.25, they usually have those. More powerful ones must come from an optical store or non-prescription vision center.
NOTE: When you're shopping for the glasses, see if the magnification is adequate for you to see great detail with your eyes about 12 inches from the table. If you look across the room, DO NOT look through the lenses. All will be a blur. Look OVER the top of the glasses when you're not engraving....or take them off.