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  1. Thread: Thermoloc

    by Big-Un
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    Thermoloc

    A question: what is the ideal temperature for thermoloc to be worked? I'm having trouble with the microwave heating a "glob" of it and was considering using a regular small oven or making one with a...
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    Did mine just reading it! Never could learn to...

    Did mine just reading it! Never could learn to like it, even with cornbread. Stay safe you all, maybe see you next year.
  3. They are good lights. I have two on my engraving...

    They are good lights. I have two on my engraving bench for lighting from two sides and one on my modeling bench for close work, like wiring an engine.
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    Critique Request: So true, so true! Actually Mitch and I are fairly...

    So true, so true! Actually Mitch and I are fairly close together by location, as I'm just up the mountain from him for several times during the year, just haven't had the chance to see if he would be...
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    After fifty years together, mine gave up.

    After fifty years together, mine gave up.
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    Critique Request: No, the other end has more control!

    No, the other end has more control!
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    Sam, is this a personal gun or will it be on the...

    Sam, is this a personal gun or will it be on the market when completed?
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    I tried beeswax with graphite and it worked ok,...

    I tried beeswax with graphite and it worked ok, then tried graphite with Mike's recipe and didn't like it, tried ground pencil lead (hence the aforementioned graphite) and didn't like it either, so I...
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    Wriggling is using a flat graver with a strong...

    Wriggling is using a flat graver with a strong and steady rhythmic motion. Watch the links and you'll see what I mean.
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    Yep, I'm glad he didn't decide to join us!

    Yep, I'm glad he didn't decide to join us!
  11. Thread: Happy New Year

    by Big-Un
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    Retirement was the best thing I did in 2004 and...

    Retirement was the best thing I did in 2004 and it's definitely the best "job" I've ever had!
  12. Thank you and may 2018 be your best year yet.

    Thank you and may 2018 be your best year yet.
  13. Thread: Happy New Year

    by Big-Un
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    Thanks Rick. Last year was a challenge for me and...

    Thanks Rick. Last year was a challenge for me and the wife but we hope and pray the new year will be much better.

    Bill
  14. I don't have severe arthritis in my hands, but...

    I don't have severe arthritis in my hands, but enough to hurt and am not able to make a simple fist, but I found that a cream named Two Old Goats works well enough to ease the pain. As for engraving,...
  15. Thread: Two designs

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    Critique Request: Great job. Go ahead and cut it.

    Great job. Go ahead and cut it.
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    That is a nice one, healthy and well furred. ...

    That is a nice one, healthy and well furred.

    One crossed about 30 yards in front of my blind while hunting deer and bear in eastern North Carolina about three weeks ago. I didn't take a shot as he...
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    I think this proves osmosis is real and working!

    I think this proves osmosis is real and working!
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    Thank you Sam. Things are looking up for us and...

    Thank you Sam. Things are looking up for us and we're not going to let illness get us down. She is recovering from complications of knee surgery and I'm on the mend from A-fib issues and from a...
  19. Thread: Work Holding

    by Big-Un
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    Looking through the "tools" examples, it could be...

    Looking through the "tools" examples, it could be useful for making small holding gadgets and such; may have to order some and give it a try.
  20. Thread: Crazy Horse !

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    Thanks for the explanation, welding the part...

    Thanks for the explanation, welding the part would be extremely difficult and probably cause unwanted distortion.

    Your work is incredible and much admired. Also, thanks you for the insight on...
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