I’m waiting for delivery and I am planning my projects. One of the projects is a bunch of Zippo hand warmers that I am bringing to a camping trip a bunch of my buddies and I take every winter. They look just like metal Zippo lighters. I would love to engrave them.
I am assuming I cannot just put them on the bed and drag my artwork over them due to the inaccurate placement I am reading about. Do I need to make some sort of jig? I can see creating the outline of the hand warmers and cutting them out first then dragging the artwork over them.
So how bad is it? Does it make using the camera to align cuts useless? If I have a sheet of PG with lots of cuts taken out of it, and I want to cut something in a tight space remaining, can I realistically do this by scanning the board and dragging my artwork to the place on the board I want it cut, seeing as there is little room for error?