Re: Do you make your own tools?
Have you tried scalpel blades? They are finer, much sharper, and flex a little. I personally do not like x-actos, but scalpels are better for me. They will fit into an x-acto handle, but it should be one of the skinnier holders. Scalpels are way cheaper than x-actos, and I use #11 You can find them in boxes of 100, wrapped in foil. Amazon is expensive. Once you find what you like, look on other sites for your tools.
I also like tattoo needles. Way fun to use, and fairly cheap on T-Mart. I use only flats. You can get them from 3 tines to 15. There are other configurations like round, etc.
Sue Kroll, Signature Member ISSA, associate member WAOW and AWA........ Sue's Art .....Musings of a Scratchboard Newbie
I always welcome C & C. Even if I have finished it and applied fixative, I can always apply your thoughts to the next one.