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    Help, please: Pure silver does not tarnish nearly as easily as...

    Pure silver does not tarnish nearly as easily as most think. I have silver inlays years old that have not. During the probable time frame this engraving was done platinum was a good bit more...
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    Question: Ditto the above!

    Ditto the above!
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    Announcement: Can you get those in envy green?

    Can you get those in envy green?
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    Keep trying Mitch...I am told there is hope even...

    Keep trying Mitch...I am told there is hope even for us old fa...fellows.
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    Isn't there someone on Steve's site that shows...

    Isn't there someone on Steve's site that shows calligraphy on glass? Perhaps?
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    Thanks Shawn...that is what I was striving for.

    Thanks Shawn...that is what I was striving for.
  7. Thread: I see gold spots!

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    Yessir...that is very nicely done!

    Yessir...that is very nicely done!
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    Here is a much better photo of the wood carving....

    Here is a much better photo of the wood carving.

    The wood is rather porous due to the soil and moisture conditions of the area it came from but home is home. Tru Oil is filling the pores just...
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    And I'm only 29! ...Again!!

    And I'm only 29! ...Again!!
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    Critique Request: One of my favorite Adolphe M. lines from the...

    One of my favorite Adolphe M. lines from the movie Timberjacks...'Cicero says if you want to be an old man long you best become one early'! I have practiced that advice for many years.
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    I like it Scott. Gives me ideas for a theme to...

    I like it Scott. Gives me ideas for a theme to go with the "screaming eagle" grips I came across while working on some guitar wood. A hint...it is book matched.

    Don't forget to post the finished...
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    " I've also done it with engraving, by laying out...

    " I've also done it with engraving, by laying out and engraving half, then doing the transfer wax mirroring to engrave the opposite side. "

    That is the way I have always done mirror halves cutting...
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    I have never removed Renaissance wax, only added...

    I have never removed Renaissance wax, only added more. However I should think that acetone or mek would work...in a well ventilated area and rubber gloves, etc. I usually stay away from soap and...
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    Critique Request: They look really nice Danae. I use stipple...

    They look really nice Danae. I use stipple shading to smooth and blend the line shading somewhat which gives a bit more of a fur look. However, that means quite a few more hours of work and not...
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    Had not thought about casting but probably a good...

    Had not thought about casting but probably a good idea...thanks for that. And yes to the wax!
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    Jerry, the metal has been very nice to cut and...

    Jerry, the metal has been very nice to cut and polishes very well. No complaints at all.

    Roger, the left side has GRAY drawn out...just not cut yet. The wood carving was done with exacto knife...
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    That was my intent Leland. The walnut stump came...

    That was my intent Leland. The walnut stump came from my dad's property in AR, property which I now own. Here is a not so good photo showing how the scroll flows onto the wood.
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    Thanks again for the comments. Jerry, it is a...

    Thanks again for the comments. Jerry, it is a Remington No. 1 1/2, a small caliber carbine version of the No. 1 Remington Rolling Block rifle.
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    Then there is the old saw...What Was That? ...

    Then there is the old saw...What Was That?

    Jeremy, the border was drawn on the metal and the outline cut. Then the background areas were removed a few thousands of an inch and flattened. The...
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    A philosopy of life...

    The Progress is slow but the Earth is Patient!
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