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    Bullstick/oval - 2.1mm across the width. I'd be particularly interested in comparing notes on how you sharpen that, I've ended up very enthusiastic about them for cutting taper bearings.
    Spitzstick/onglette (incidentally, a 3 is not all that much bigger than a 2, although I tend towards smaller ones)
    Flat - er, flat? 1.2mm wide
    #6 & #10 half round (0.6 & 1.0mm) - you can make a simple one from a broken burr & a universal handle. Just snap the rest of the business end off the tapered shaft & sharpen at 45 degrees. They work rather well for bead raising, but obviously get bigger the more you sharpen them.
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    Thanks for the clarity Peter - I was wondering why there were so many confusing aspects to the list. Do we take an apron? Does it matter that it is not blue? lol Thanks for the #10 half round tip Peter.

    Oh, am I allowed to say that another company have a good deal on some of the gravers and the handles?

    I cannot find the half round no 10 anywhere! Okay I haven't tried absolutely everywhere, but three top traders I use do not have them. Any ideas as I am not sure I am going to be as innovative as Peter at the sharpening a broken burr just yet...... give me a few weeks post learning and I will have worked something out. New phone has a good camera on it, so pics will be interesting!

    Wallace

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    999 AYN on Cooksons.

    Graver & scorper are used relatively interchangably - although scorper is more normally used in the UK to describe any graver that isn't square.

    As for the apron - yes, it has to be blue. If it's any other colour your stones bounce twice as far when they hit the floor and your gravers won't keep their edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post

    As for the apron - yes, it has to be blue. If it's any other colour your stones bounce twice as far when they hit the floor and your gravers won't keep their edge.
    damn! I look so good in brown leather!

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    Nah, brown leather is for blacksmithing (well, mine is anyway)

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    lol - biker chick days, couldn't get one in black! hahaha. Best protection I could find for all my melting needs and cannot be bothered to blue up again!

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