I've been toying around with micro engraving lately. Here's an example of what I can be done with this high-speed hand engraver. It's not like a table top CNC machine, but is controlled completely in my hand like a pencil. I can carve just about anything! From deep cuts, around corners, to along the edge of handles there's no limit to what or where I can engrave. Many auto-cad systems can only engrave on flat surfaces. This tool puts the control in my hand and really shows the ability of the artist in very piece. There's no limit to what this hand engraver can do. The possibilities are endless. Some traditional spoon carvers argue that I'm cheating by using such a tool, but if Michelangelo had access to such a tool during his time I think he would use it as well. In my opinion, tools are meant to help you complete your work of art in a better and more efficiently way. Once a tool becomes a hinderance to your work then you should get another tool.
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Jason Weymouth is the owner of Carved Wooden Spoons of Brunswick, Maine. He specializes in handmade heirloom quality wooden spoons, spatulas, and custom made kitchen utensils.