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    this is for carbide, so i'd like a 20 heel with a 50-55 face. i prefer the steeper heel for both point strength and clearance behind on curves. i'm also not sold on the magic of a parallel heel*...
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    i've used a Leica S6 for over 15 yrs and really...

    i've used a Leica S6 for over 15 yrs and really like it- BUT only use my S6 for a specialized bulino engraving set-up because the eyepieces are at a 60 degree angle. i also have an S6E that has the...
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    Critique Request: i dunno, Ron, she looks like kind of a dirty...

    i dunno, Ron, she looks like kind of a dirty blonde... :rolleyes:
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    i've been reading thru the responses- thanks to...

    i've been reading thru the responses- thanks to all- and it appears that while this widget is slicker than greased owl scat to use, it's not going to make a point like the one i really prefer using. ...
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    Questions on EasyGraver sharpening fixture

    i've been thinking about getting a 120 and was wondering a few things (that are not immediately obvious from the info on the GRS site).

    what are the various angles of the finished point?

    from...
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    Critique Request: i agree with Doc, to a point. it's always a...

    i agree with Doc, to a point. it's always a compromise between putting in the necessary fur or feather detail and ending up with the nice white critter looking dirty. imho, tighter close-ups can...
  7. Thread: Workbench thread

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    now i can't even remember if i ever posted pics...

    now i can't even remember if i ever posted pics of my set-up. anybody know how to check without skimming 26 pgs?
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    years ago a girlfriend had parakeets (Dingie &...

    years ago a girlfriend had parakeets (Dingie & Belleview- man, the useless crap stuck in my brain!) and one got sick so she took it to the vet. i can't remember what was wrong with it, but it only...
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    Critique Request: like Sam, i've cut miles with a graver that looks...

    like Sam, i've cut miles with a graver that looks much the same as yours. i'm a relatively new convert to a 120, having used a 90 almost exclusively for the first 33+ yrs of my career. but for...
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    FOR SALE: no, Eugene, unless vdrum4250 has the worst...

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    i did some prints many years ago and would stick...

    i did some prints many years ago and would stick bigger plates to a piece of 3/4" plywood (used pitch way back then, might go with hot glue now) with a 2" wide wood cleat screwed to the back for...
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    thanks, Doc, that was very interesting. i didn't...

    thanks, Doc, that was very interesting. i didn't read the whole thing, but the more basic layman level info was fascinating.
  13. Help, please: Carlos- i have some vacuum eqpt i've occasionally...

    Carlos- i have some vacuum eqpt i've occasionally thought about selling. just don't use it enough. let me know if you're interested.
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    funny you mention that, there was a possum in my...

    funny you mention that, there was a possum in my yard just last night. i laugh at how when you shine a flashlight on 'em they just give you the "who, me? i ain't doin' nuthin" look.
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    the ol' one-eyed electric beagle. oh, i could...

    the ol' one-eyed electric beagle. oh, i could tell some stories....
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    it's a common problem on paper, too. i usually...

    it's a common problem on paper, too. i usually design at 150%. because of the relatively coarse line of a pencil compared to a graver, i'd prefer 200% or maybe even bigger, but it tends to make me...
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    hang in there, Mike Dubber! ;-)

    judging by the message copied below, Mike is one of the latest to have his email hacked:

    "I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. We...
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    i may have to try one of these gadgets. i...

    i may have to try one of these gadgets. i recently attempted to take a cellphone pic thru my scope and was amazed/annoyed at how %&$#ing difficult it was to keep the camera lens centered over the...
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    oh, wow! so you've actually used some real gears...

    oh, wow! so you've actually used some real gears & watch parts? i thought the entire images were 100% engraved in a trompe l'oeil style (i was stunned at the realism). either way, it's VERY COOL.
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    just when you think everything has been tried... ...

    just when you think everything has been tried... outstanding!
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