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Re: [BKARTS] Brass Die

I have found the mag dies of Owosso Graphic Arts satisfactory for embossing in leather. I think you can request a deep cut as well, and I have done this with good results. But even without this the walls are steep enough for me. I also use copper dies for designs I will re-use, which eliminates the need for caring for the magnesium, which is vulnerable to oxidation and pitting. Here is a pic of a 1/4" and a 3/8" die:
Hope that helps,
Vernon Wiering

On Nov 5, 2008, at 10:27 AM, roroberts@xxxxxxxx wrote:

Good question.
The shallow bevel of acid-etched dies seems inferior to the sharper walls of cut brass, which wouldn't matter much on cloth but bothers me on softer leather and deep impressions. Maybe I'm being too persnickety. Any thoughts on this?

Bob Roberts The Gilded Leaf www.gildedleafbindery.com

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