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    Roger, is this the reason many engravers don't...

    Roger, is this the reason many engravers don't like "through the blue engraving"? I've seen a lot of posts that sound like the appearance is an unpopular one. Personally I've always liked how it...
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    One thing that will give you a little breathing...

    One thing that will give you a little breathing room on a job like that is to coat your subject with white spray on stencil paint then apply your design. As you cut, the paint will give just enough...
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    The more specific word would be "puntini" but the...

    The more specific word would be "puntini" but the word bulino has been misused so widely, for so long that the engraving and collecting community know what you mean when you say bulino or dot bulino....
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    When I got that message, I sent Mike a message at...

    When I got that message, I sent Mike a message at his real address to let him know.
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    Did you use a pantograph engraving machine to lay...

    Did you use a pantograph engraving machine to lay out the letters?
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    Help, please: "It seems that in the USA you have a thriving...

    "It seems that in the USA you have a thriving engraving industry which we in England sadly do not..."

    Howard,

    The simple reason for this is, unlike the UK, people in this country can freely own...
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    There can't be very many people who have ever made an entire double rifle, lock, stock, and barrel, plus engraving. Bravo!
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    Karl, I really like your use of non-typical...

    Karl,

    I really like your use of non-typical scroll on your sample plate. Is that your design or was it transferred from an existing design? Your lettering is also nicely done.
  9. Help, please: The name is not familiar to me. If the name is on...

    The name is not familiar to me. If the name is on the grip, it may have been the maker of the grip or if the grips are carved or scrimshawed the name of the craftsman.

    A picture is worth a...
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    Video of Malcolm Pilcher

    This is a short video featuring Malcolm Pilcher who has been engraving with traditional tools for over 60 years. I noticed how he rocked the burin as he moves it forward in the close-ups....
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    The IWA in Nuremberg, Germany is the best hunting...

    The IWA in Nuremberg, Germany is the best hunting and gun show I have ever been to. All high quality items and the top gunmakers from around Europe. I was hoping to make it there this year but it...
  12. Critique Request: "...What often happens with beginners and low end...

    "...What often happens with beginners and low end occupational engravers is that a curving line will start out along the correct path and then straighten out at the end so that if you extended the...
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    Excellent work Ron! I have a question for...

    Excellent work Ron!

    I have a question for those who are closely connected to custom knife collecting and engraving. I have a monogram to engrave on a fixed blade knife, very similar to the one Ron...
  14. Sam Welch mentioned in his first post on this...

    Sam Welch mentioned in his first post on this thread that I may have the information you seek. Though I have lots of information on E. C. Prudhomme, I don't have any information regarding the knives...
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    Help, please: Carlos, That gun is an A. J. Aubrey which was...

    Carlos,

    That gun is an A. J. Aubrey which was the name used on shotguns retailed by Sears, Roebuck & Co.from 1905 until about 1917. The damascus barrels were made in Belgium, as were all damascus...
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    Question: Here is a link to a picture of a 1911 cut by Les...

    Here is a link to a picture of a 1911 cut by Les Schowe then Cerakoted: http://www.engravingtransfers.com/les_schowe_colt_1911_1.html
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    Announcement: I plan to be present.

    I plan to be present.
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    Yes, rundlauf is what we call "run-out" in the US.

    Yes, rundlauf is what we call "run-out" in the US.
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    I'm with Marty on this one. The cuts are the...

    I'm with Marty on this one. The cuts are the white parts on the eye image. The ink was pulled off of the top.
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    It was a pleasure to meet you Danae. The knife...

    It was a pleasure to meet you Danae. The knife you showed me was exquisitely engraved.

    Cheers

    Roger
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