Essential Engraving Kit

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From traditional ornamentation to tattoo-style art, artistically hand-engraved pearl inlays beautify an instrument and increase its value.

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Essential Engraving Kit

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From traditional ornamentation to tattoo-style art, artistically hand-engraved pearl inlays beautify an instrument and increase its value.

Our Essential Engraving Kit contains everything you need to get started. Detailed instructions and sample patterns help you develop your skills.

SAVE when you buy StewMac's engraving tools together in this kit!

Personalize, customize with your own flourishes, or duplicate traditional patterns: engraved pearl inlays make an instrument special! Even a lowly fingerboard dot comes alive with just a few simple cuts accented with dark filler

Essential Engraving Kit includes these items (also available separately):

Pearl Engraving Tools
One of each shape: onglette, flat, square, plus 3 wooden handles.
Pattern Tracing Stylus
Trace patterns on pearl or wood.
Inlay Tracing Scribe
Fine-point steel scribe for tracing pearl outlines on wood.
Laskin's Engraving Filler
Legendary blended filler for accenting delicate engraved inlays.
Pearl Inlay Book
Instructions for grinding, sawing, routing and gluing abalone and mother-of-pearl, and much more.


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Product Instructions

Introduction to engraving

An introduction to engraving using the Essential Engraving Kit.

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Best engraving tools ever

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 02, 2012


These are by far the best engraving tools I have ever used! Once sharpened they stay sharp for a very long time. I fully recommend these tools.

Mostly good

By GatorCSM from Tampa, Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 04, 2011


Didn't need all the stuff, but most of it was really helpful for my first attempt.



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