Making fixed etching points

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Tim cuts the metal dowling down to the right size to fit the etching points

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He then hammers the point into it’s wooden holder

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Tim gets to the point…

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They are then sharpened into shape using our sharpening machine “Howard” (friends with Edward the metal cutter).

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The aim of this process is to get a nice “pointy” shape that can be used to etch into the plate.

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Lovely finished points