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    I really hope things get sorted with Photobucket...

    I really hope things get sorted with Photobucket Phil!
    I look forward to every time you post your and Simon's work on the forums. You are both great inspiration to many budding engravers. We are...
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    Superb work Sam! This is a great reference for...

    Superb work Sam!
    This is a great reference for leaf shapes and shading as well!
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    Not the same etching techniques as damascus....

    Not the same etching techniques as damascus.
    First clean using acetone and ultrasonic cleaning will help as well (use rubber gloves). Etch with dilute Nitric acid, then rinse in water with dissolved...
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    I use our locally manufactured Herbst Ultimate...

    I use our locally manufactured Herbst Ultimate belt grinder.
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    The meteorite is quite soft and can't be hardened...

    The meteorite is quite soft and can't be hardened due to virtually zero carbon being present in the metal structure. These knives are for display purposes only.
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    The metal itself is quite soft but great care...

    The metal itself is quite soft but great care should be taken to prevent the meteorite from overheating (burning the metal) as this destroys the patterns in the metal. Hand sanding the hollow grind...
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    Meteorite knife

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    No engraving on this one, sorry.
    I tried to convince my client to do some engraving as well, however he seems to be a bit conservative in this particular case, not wanting to draw attention...
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    Thank you everybody for the kind words. My work...

    Thank you everybody for the kind words.
    My work has improved quite a lot, but I can still improve a lot more.
    Your work serves as inspiration to me and keeps me pushing to better my skills.
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    I use the standard face angle with the Lindsay...

    I use the standard face angle with the Lindsay template system, however I dub the graver points. I even dub the flat graver points when doing background removal. I find that there is much less...
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    This particular 303 stainless was round bar that...

    This particular 303 stainless was round bar that was forged down to flat bar. In the process it softens the metal a little. Most of my other engraving on knife bolsters was done on 304 stainless...
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    My latest engraving

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    Here is my latest engraving.
    The first proper engraving job on a knife in nearly six months!!
    The knife was also made by me, featuring Elmax steel blade with satin finished hollow grinds and...
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    Question: I hand engrave my name/logo on all the knives...

    I hand engrave my name/logo on all the knives that I make. Always hardened steel of approximately 58 Rockwell hardness. It is not easy at all. Chipping of your graver points is a given at this...
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    Any chance that a picture of the knife can be placed here for everyone to see?
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    Critique Request: Looks good to me. I like it!

    Looks good to me. I like it!
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    I have tried this before with fine silver inlay....

    I have tried this before with fine silver inlay. You need a strong resist to cover the precious metal to prevent deep pitting in the precious metal due to the electrolytic exchange of ions that take...
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    I do not know you in person. However I feel for...

    I do not know you in person. However I feel for your situation. May your son recover fully and God give you and your family strength in this time of hardship.
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    Question: In a normal day I set between 80 - 120 stones...

    In a normal day I set between 80 - 120 stones pave if I mark, drill and raise the beads myself.
    With printed rings with prongs ready for setting I easily set 200 - 300 stones per day.
    The most I...
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    Question: Gee, I wish! Here in South Africa, I charge...

    Gee, I wish!
    Here in South Africa, I charge R22/stone for trade work if I mark and drill the holes and raise the beads. That amounts to roughly $1.69 USD per stone!
    Anybody have a job for a good...
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    I use WD-40 lubricant. I spray some on a cotton...

    I use WD-40 lubricant. I spray some on a cotton ball which I placed in a plastic container. I then dab the tip of my graver on the cotton ball in between cuts. When I am done working I just put the...
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    Holy mackarel! That is mind boggling. My eyes...

    Holy mackarel!
    That is mind boggling. My eyes don't know where to focus first!
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