Custom Firearm Engraving: A Private Class

This short documentary follows ten young, passionate artists as they go through a week-long private gun engraving class at the GRS Training Center. For questions about engraving or stone setting classes, contact us at 800-835-3519.

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Alexandre Ring Fixture Setter’s Package

Designed by world-renowned diamond setter Alexandre Sidorov, this workholding solution is the result of many years of mastering and teaching stonesetting techniques. The Alexandre Ring Fixture mounts directly to the GRS MicroBlock, giving the user limitless options for engraving and stonesetting rings.

Leica A60 + Acrobat Versa

Trusted by hand engravers and jewelers for years, the GRS® Acrobat® stand has been redesigned with a sleek form specifically for the high-powered Leica A60 microscope. Take full advantage of the 6:1 zoom range Leica intended with the GRS® engineered objective lens adapter. The Acrobat® Versa features a rigid frame that makes positioning easy, a magnetic document holder, and ergonomic handles for the best optical experience possible.

Acrobat Versa + Leica A60 Instructions

Trusted by hand engravers and jewelers for years, the GRS® Acrobat® stand has been redesigned with a sleek form specifically for the high-powered Leica A60 microscope. Take full advantage of the 6:1 zoom range Leica intended with the GRS® engineered objective lens adapter. The Acrobat® Versa features a rigid frame that makes positioning easy, a magnetic document holder, and ergonomic handles for the best optical experience possible.

Original Acrobat Adapter for Leica A60

GRS® now offers the Leica A60 for a high-resolution view of hand engraving, stone setting, and jewelry work. Leica FusionOptics provides a greater depth of field for the best optical experience possible. Take full advantage of the 6:1 zoom range Leica intended with the GRS® engineered objective lens adapter.

Leica + Versa Headrest

Attaches to Leica A60 to follow the movement of the scope while promoting proper ergonomics. (Leica A60 not included.)

GRS EasyAT Palm Caps

The EasyAT Palm Cap increases the responsiveness of your Airtact® handpiece. Once installed, the entire EasyAT Palm Cap surface activates the handpiece, allowing it to be positioned comfortably in the user’s hand. Available in three levels of sensitivity. Same caps fit all three handpieces. Design inspired by Mark Sedlak.

GRS Design and Layout Surface

The GRS® Design and Layout Surface is a convenient multi-purpose work surface that mounts into a GRS vise. It allows the user to draw, inspect, assemble, work on layout, and many other actions under the microscope. Fits in all GRS vises. Concept inspired by GRS Training Center instructor Sam Alfano.

AlexTools Divider

Precision dividers from renowned stone setter Alexander Sidorov. These dividers are designed for setters and engravers who require fine measurements and comfortable use. Fixed legs ensure precise movements and prevent any side deflection. Change or customize your 1.6mm carbide tips at any moment with a hex key. Limited stock. to either side.

BenchMate Encore QCX Setup and Instructions

The redefined form of the BenchMate Encore QCX delivers the widest range of motion available from any hands-free workholding tool. The BenchMate Encore QCX is easy to keep centered under the microscope and can be adjusted without losing sight of the workpiece. Two threaded collar rings make height changes to the mandrel fast and easy. The handrest can be quickly attached to either side.

BenchMate Encore QC Setup and Instructions

Work is held steadily in place yet easily repositionable to accommodate a range of techniques and jobs. The BenchMate Encore QC arm measures 6″ and has a cutout for superior access angles and better clearance when using tools. Adjust the relieved arm to a lower or higher vertical position for maximum comfort and control. The handrest can be quickly attached to either side.

Polishing a GRS C-Max Onglette

The Yellow Rubber-Bond Diamond Polishing Wheel provides a perfect mirror finish on carbide and HSS gravers. The Polishing Wheel shank is 2.35 mm (3.32″) in diameter and easily mounts in a micromotor (like NSK EVO or Electer) or flex-shaft (Foredom) hanging motor. 25 x 2.2 mm wheel.

Intro to ID Ring Holder

The GRS ID Ring Holder takes ring fixtures to a new level. The expansion cones assure equal pressure on both sides of the mandrel as it grips the inside diameter of the ring. Because of portability, the ID Ring Holder is a great alternative to bulkier and more expensive choices. This ring holder is a good economical option when you need a simple, functional, and quality workholding solution.

ID Ring Holder Expansion Kit

Double the working area of the GRS ID Ring Holder with this expansion kit. The ID Ring Holder Expansion Kit includes a longer drawbar and a double-sided cone to accommodate two mandrels at once, allowing users to work on two rings at the same time or work on one wider ring.

C-Max Onglette Demo

Watch as master stone setter Alexander Sidorov shapes a GRS C-Max Onglette and then demonstrates use in stone setting applications.
The C-Max Onglette is made for jewelry work, stone setting, and general engraving.

C-Max Round Taper Point Demo

Watch as master stone setter Alexander Sidorov shapes a GRS C-Max Round Taper Point and then uses the tool for stippling metal. The 2.35 mm C-Max carbide shanks are precisely ground to eight different diameters: 0.8 mm to 2.2 mm, in 0.2 mm steps. Each tool is available separately or in a 10-piece set (#022-854).

C-Max Round Blank 2.35 mm Demo

Watch as master stone setter Alexander Sidorov sharpens a GRS C-Max Round Blank 2.35 mm and then demonstrates use in stone setting applications. This precision round C-Max carbide tool blank is perfect for making special texturing tools and other tools as you need them. Size: 0.0925″ (2.35 mm) diameter X 1.77″ (45 mm) long. High impact, micro-grain C-Max carbide.

C-Max Stepped Round Graver Demo

Watch as master stone setter Alexander Sidorov sharpens a GRS C-Max Stepped Round Graver and then demonstrates use in stone setting applications. These C-Max Carbide tools from GRS improve the efficiency of stone setting and engraving jobs by providing a carefully-sized tool point. Stone setters will save time removing the metal between and around stones in pavé and other setting jobs. Engravers can shape small tools without the hassle of starting with a tool blank that is too big for the job.

GraverMax G8 Quick Setup

Watch this video for quick and easy setup of the GraverMax G8 system from GRS. The GraverMax G8 is an upgraded model of the previous GraverMax (#004-980). This model is based on the original GraverMach (#004-960). This engraving system gives each handpiece excellent range of power with perfect control throughout an expanded range of impact speeds.

GraverSmith Quick Setup

Watch this video for quick and easy setup of the GraverSmith system from GRS. This GRS air system offers basic work capability and pneumatic impact power for stone setting and engraving. It is ideal for production stone setters, multiple factory installations, and individual craftsmen on a budget.

Val-Air Compressor Setup

Check out this setup video for simple and straightforward instructions to set up the Silentaire Val-Air Compressor (#004-678) as sold by GRS.  Follow this simple and straightforward video for instructions to set up the Silentaire Val-Air Compressor (#004-678) as sold by GRS Tools. This refrigerator-quiet compressor is perfect for shops and studio settings where noise can become an issue.

Val-Air Compressor Maintenance

Check out this maintenance video for tips and procedures on keeping the Silentaire compressor running smoothly. Many hand engraving artists choose the Val-Air compressor for its refrigerator-quiet operation. Make sure your compressor continues to perform with regular maintenance as demonstrated in this GRS maintenance video on the Silentaire Val-Air model.

Intro to StepRisers for MicroBlock

Easily adjust your work height with the StepRisers for MicroBlock. Reduce fatigue and increase efficiency, especially under a microscope. Each riser adds 0.5″ (12.7mm) to the working height of the GRS MicroBlock (#003-683). Designed for easy and secure stacking. The standard MicroBlock base fits the molded pocket in each riser, or the riser itself can be used as the base.

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