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    Very nice piece. David's work never fails to draw...

    Very nice piece. David's work never fails to draw me in. It's always unique and engaging.
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    Glad to hear the elbow release works. I broke my...

    Glad to hear the elbow release works. I broke my arm at 5 yrs old. Right at the joint. It healed in a funny pie shape that cocked my right arm at an angle. As a kid it never bothered me. As a full...
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    Thanks for the scope tip Brian. I took a look at...

    Thanks for the scope tip Brian. I took a look at them and they are all over the map as far as pricing and setup. It would definitely take some research and whatnot to get one of these up and running...
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    Question: Now I understand. I was ridiculously confused...

    Now I understand. I was ridiculously confused here when I saw reference to concave and convex. I see now that you were referring to a standard round bottom liner. and Yes, they are handy to have...
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    Thanks guys. This is exactly the advice I was...

    Thanks guys. This is exactly the advice I was looking for. I'm bad about spending long, 4-5 hours sessions staring through the scope when I'm working on a project. On jewelry days it's not so bad...
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    Question: are we talking about the bottom of the graver...

    are we talking about the bottom of the graver having a convex profile rather than flat or round? I think I was confusing concave for "bent graver", teeth on bottom and convex as bent graver, teeth on...
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    Question: Have I just lost a few IQ points or am I missing...

    Have I just lost a few IQ points or am I missing something here. Where would one use a convex liner that a straight wouldn't do the job? I've got half a dozen concave for the occasional bowl but...
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    Another back/neck pain post.

    I think I asked this once before but as new folks come around I'm hoping for some fresh insight.
    I was working late last night and realized my left shoulder and left side of my back and neck were...
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    I realized your bench looks just like my old one. The new massive workbench helped. But I take back everything I said yesterday. Sure it works but the astounding amount of pain in my left shoulder...
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    Beautiful Antonio!

    Beautiful Antonio!
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    Coming along very nicely. At this point you'll...

    Coming along very nicely. At this point you'll pick up the finer points of design as you go. In this case notice that all the leaves on the right are a bit straightish and you have a nice well formed...
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    Question: Probably talking about Dedeco Gold wheels. They...

    Probably talking about Dedeco Gold wheels. They will polish but will also round a point. All the other methods above will work very well. I've used all of them at one time or another.
  13. Question: For general jewelry work you might try the setup...

    For general jewelry work you might try the setup I use provided your drawer is large enough. My drawer is 29" wide and very strong. I use my GRS turntable and Standard block sitting in the left side...
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    Question: Funny you mention struggling with silver and gold...

    Funny you mention struggling with silver and gold Danae. I'm working on an old Single Action army clone that's much softer than anything I normally cut and I was thinking I'd much rather be cutting a...
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    That looks like Mr Schwartz's plane. News...

    That looks like Mr Schwartz's plane. News coverage is always great. The front page can't be beat!
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    Critique Request: You are on the right track. It will get smoother...

    You are on the right track. It will get smoother as you go. The cuts are definitely not too deep. When one considers that the scrolls are only 5mm in diameter things just look that way in an exploded...
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    That second watch appears to be a standard...

    That second watch appears to be a standard stainless Seiko dive watch. Where are you able to find blank dials?
    Great job by the way!
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    Fantastic stuff!

    Fantastic stuff!
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    Help, please: You can answer your own question by purchasing a...

    You can answer your own question by purchasing a few gravers and practicing on copper. As the others said though, hand pushing lettering is extremely difficult do and will take a lot of practice. It...
  20. I'm right there with Roger. We see photos just...

    I'm right there with Roger. We see photos just like the one you took and think that this is what bulino engraving looks like but the examples I've seen are visible only at a particular angle and is...
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