After snapping the shaft of my smallest lozenge shaped burin, I now have two with longer handles to makeup the distance left by the shortened steel.
Here are some more pictures of the engraving process, and the second proof as work continues on a small copper plate of Walking Man observing and drawing a comet.
Engraving lines in the copper using a burin.
Detail of a small curl of copper being plowed up by the burin.
The plate after being inked and rubbed for printing.
The printed proof of the plate- revealing the progress thus far.