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  1. Thread: F. E. Warren

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    Floyd Warren was a fine engraver friend. He was...

    Floyd Warren was a fine engraver friend. He was also a great musician and went by the handle of "Fiddlin' Floyd."
    He was a good friend of Byron Berline and both of them were born on July 6th but a...
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    Like Marty I've cut many many Colt 1911 stainless...

    Like Marty I've cut many many Colt 1911 stainless with no problem.
    But the very recent production stainless guns have given me fits.
    I may have been unlucky in the ones sent to me and complacent...
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    Question: Carlos, One of the good things about using...

    Carlos,
    One of the good things about using Speedball Oil Based printers ink is that you can vary the color or darkness of the background.
    When I want a "softer" look than "full on black" on a...
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    Question: I find that Speedball Oil Based Printers Ink does...

    I find that Speedball Oil Based Printers Ink does a great job and is very durable if baked under the heat of a light bulb about a foot away.
    Just my 2 cents.
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    I find a coat of Renaissance Wax is a good...

    I find a coat of Renaissance Wax is a good protector. Easy to apply
    It also works on blued guns on display at a show without the odor or mess of oils.
    Protects against "rusty hand" acids.
  6. Thread: inlay question

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    Question: Thank you Carlos, My days of holding formal...

    Thank you Carlos,
    My days of holding formal classes are over now. i just try to help with information where I can.
    Thankfully there are many great engraving teachers today and some fine forum help.
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    Thanks for the info David, good to hear from you.

    Thanks for the info David, good to hear from you.
  8. Thread: inlay question

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    Question: That is remarkable artistry,Mitch. Beautiful...

    That is remarkable artistry,Mitch.
    Beautiful sculpture and lettering.
  9. Thread: inlay question

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    Question: Hi Diane. Both of us are aware that the Japanese...

    Hi Diane.
    Both of us are aware that the Japanese artisans use the raised perimeter/bezel method for beautiful decorations on swords, knives and other items. Bet you enjoyed a great class class. ...
  10. Thread: inlay question

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    Question: Hello Roger, Your method will work OK for...

    Hello Roger,
    Your method will work OK for jewelry, medals, buckles and such.
    But I question if it would work for most firearms inlay due to the shock of recoil.
    Inlays that fail or that pop out...
  11. Thread: Mother's Day

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    Mother's Day

    Wishing the ladies, wives and friends of the Cafe a wonderful, happy special day. :tiphat:
  12. Thread: inlay question

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    Question: Hi Diane, I avoid inlaying white gold when ever...

    Hi Diane,
    I avoid inlaying white gold when ever I can.
    But if I am forced to inlay white gold sheet I first silver solder a thin layer of 24 K Yellow to the back of it.
    I do the same if I am...
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    Love the haircuts and the wings on the little...

    Love the haircuts and the wings on the little angel babies.
    What a great classic design.
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    After checking for safe unloading of semi-auto...

    After checking for safe unloading of semi-auto pistols like the 1911 and clones.
    You can always detach the slide and make a test cut in the inside.
    I believe you will find the Springfield to be...
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    Question: Another couple of good uses for the ongelette....

    Another couple of good uses for the ongelette.
    They can be easily converted into a miniature flat.
    If you keep the flat heel very short you wind up with a narrow flat with taper behind the cutting...
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    Question: Hello Mitch, Yes, the GRS ongelettes are very...

    Hello Mitch,
    Yes, the GRS ongelettes are very good and hold up pretty well in most steel.
    But if you have a particularly tough metal to work on it's easy to shape and fabricate an ongelette from a...
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    Question: Thanks Dave, but with your talent you could do it...

    Thanks Dave, but with your talent you could do it with a rusty concrete nail.
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    Question: Hello Sam and thank you. This is how I sharpen my...

    Hello Sam and thank you. This is how I sharpen my regular ongelettes after establishing the desired face angle
    The hand held graver bottom is raised at approximately 15 degrees above the stone or...
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    Question: SalihKara, I use an onglette graver for several...

    SalihKara,
    I use an onglette graver for several purposes.
    It is an excellent tool for cutting line borders or where characterless lines are required.
    It is more forgiving of any variation in...
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    Yes Gunny, the annual membership in FEGA runs...

    Yes Gunny, the annual membership in FEGA runs from June to June.
    But I bet if you call Betty or Van Angle now ( info on FEGA forum) they will make sure you get a full 2019 even if you sign up a...
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