Top to Bottom: 5.5" Leather, 5.5" vinyl and 9" Leather Sandbags
Traditionally engraving blocks are placed on a sandbag. The tool is placed on the block and moved slowly while the block is rotated, turned and moved under the tool. A leather sandbag makes this technique easy to accomplish.
Sandbags are also stacked to raise the block up to a more comfortable height for carving, putting less strain on your shoulders and back.
The 9" Engraver's Sandbag is made of leather while the 5.5" Engraver's Sandbag comes in a choice of leather or vinyl.
Sizes refer to the size of the sandbag before sand is added to it. Filling it with sand puffs the bag up so the actual top working surface is smaller than 5.5" or 9".
Vinyl is stiffer so the bag does not conform to the block the way a leather bag does, but it still works well and it is more affordable, making this a great choice for students or engravers on a budget.