Scribing tools?

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  1. seiseki

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    I'm in dire need of a scribing tool..
    At the moment I'm using a knife and I keep slipping and making nasty scratches outside of the lines..
    I also tried using a needle but it's to small to hold..

    I need something that's produced by any of the larger brands if I'm gonna be able to find it in a store here in Stockholm or a Swedish webstore.
     
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    Hasegawa offers two types of the panel line engraver. And Trumpeter has one. Of course there can be found other such tools. Personally I use the Trumpeter one. But also I use needles. If you have a problem with holding of them , will make wooden handles for them or buy longer needles.
     

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    Sewing needle in a pin vice works for me.
     
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    hm, pin vice, if only I knew what it was called in Swedish, been googling it but no luck :<

    Wurger, thanks, I guess I'll just get the cheap one of those two.
    I assume it removes the plastic instead of just shoving it to the sides?
     
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    You could use a wine cork to put the needle in
     
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    A good idea but the cork seems to be too soft.
     
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    Apiece of wood dowel, big around as a pencil. Sharpen it as if it were a pencil, flatten the point and drive the needle into it till it is short enough not to bend. Should do the trick!
     
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    Pin Vice, also called a Pin Chuck:
     

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    What's the difference between the Hasegawa Line Engravers #1 and #2?
     
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    The shape of the blade and their thickness.
     
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