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    Critique Request: Very Nice Danae...white on white (and black on...

    Very Nice Danae...white on white (and black on black) makes for a difficult project and you did well! PM sent.
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    Oh Rats! I was hoping I could call Mike (now he...

    Oh Rats! I was hoping I could call Mike (now he is home) and demand my "money" back. hehehe!
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    Critique Request: Space has a lot of...well, space! I think you...

    Space has a lot of...well, space! I think you have done well.
  4. Ray Viramontez used both wood and metal handles. ...

    Ray Viramontez used both wood and metal handles. On the metal handles he glued a tab of leather on the hammer end of the handle to absorb some of the shock for point longevity and I expect it also...
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    I turned one very similar to that many years ago...

    I turned one very similar to that many years ago only the two faces unscrew and I also made a brass face coupled with a cartridge case on the other end half full of shot to make a dead blow hammer...
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    But no engraving to compliment the beautiful wood?

    But no engraving to compliment the beautiful wood?
  7. You can add a second Sam to the list of admirers...

    You can add a second Sam to the list of admirers Weldon!!!
  8. Thanks for posting the photos Dominique. I still...

    Thanks for posting the photos Dominique. I still think I remember seeing an article many years ago relating Prudhomme and the Bagwell Bowie knives...perhaps I saw this article and about the same...
  9. Thread: IWA Nuremberg

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    Don't drink the water....no, that was don't eat...

    Don't drink the water....no, that was don't eat the sausage....no, that was don't watch them Make the sausage. Knew I would get it right eventually. But have much fun!!
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    Looking fine Charlie and thanks for posting!

    Looking fine Charlie and thanks for posting!
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    Tricky question Roger. My tendency is to orient...

    Tricky question Roger. My tendency is to orient "up" towards the back of the blade, which would rotate Ron's animals 90 degrees left/right. Hope there are some definitive answers coming.

    I...
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    Help, please: If we are going to choose up sides I go for No. 1...

    If we are going to choose up sides I go for No. 1 because in No. 2 there is a clash between upper and lower scrolls in the left portion. Also on the upper segment the largest main scroll on the...
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    Help, please: That works for me...especially in keeping with...

    That works for me...especially in keeping with your theme.

    I am not trying to discourage you about the gold inlaying of the scroll, just pointing out the large amount of work involved. Either...
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    Help, please: Tiny scrolls equal tendrils in my vocabulary. ...

    Tiny scrolls equal tendrils in my vocabulary. Not sure what you mean precisely by "gold scrolls" versus "borders". If it were my project, just looking at it would make me believe that I had my...
  15. Sam is perfect and thanks for the photos. Hope...

    Sam is perfect and thanks for the photos. Hope to see the Prudhomme engraved one.
  16. What you do is click on reply to your latest...

    What you do is click on reply to your latest post, then click on "go advanced" click on manage attachments and then on add files, browse and select what you want to upload to your "attachments" file....
  17. Nothing like success to bring smiles to...

    Nothing like success to bring smiles to everyone!!!
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    Help, please: I think I would personally prefer the upper...

    I think I would personally prefer the upper pattern like you first had it drawn. Just keep in mind you are the one that has to be satisfied so don't weigh our input too heavily.

    Also, if you draw...
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    Help, please: And you need to redo your nails...hehehe. Your...

    And you need to redo your nails...hehehe.

    Your idea of gold and black background sounds fine! I look forward to seeing the finished project. Can't tell for sure but in your design change the new...
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    Help, please: The shading you show on your drawing would be...

    The shading you show on your drawing would be about all I would apply. My engravings of this kind had relief backgrounds which yours will obviously not have. They had no other shading, but there...
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