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    I don't know if they have any watch hubs but...

    I don't know if they have any watch hubs but Adlers in New Orleans has a huge collection of dies that one of the jewelers was trying to save. Many of them were stored upstairs and sat under a leak...
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    For some reason, sculpted guns keep popping up in...

    For some reason, sculpted guns keep popping up in the edge of my vision as of late. And now here's a wonderful example from you Phil. Great concept with the gold C scroll frame. And once again I'm...
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    Thanks for this Chris. There are as many small...

    Thanks for this Chris. There are as many small variations on inlay techniques as there are engravers and it's nice to see and learn them. I've been using displacement on the last sections of the SAA...
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    Not my work but Ken Hunt's fruit with scroll...

    Not my work but Ken Hunt's fruit with scroll designs is a sight to behold. Make's breakfast a bit more exciting.
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    Since you haven't attended yet, I would try and...

    Since you haven't attended yet, I would try and get there Friday if possible. Ideally Thursday night. The FEGA show is held in conjunction with the Beinfeld Antique Arms show which is like a museum...
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    You pulled it off beautifully. Great job Lee. The...

    You pulled it off beautifully. Great job Lee. The pieces you've been doing these last years each tell a story and I can't think of any greater achievement in gun engraving than that.
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    There's us. And then there's Phil. Yep. That's...

    There's us. And then there's Phil. Yep. That's how it's done.
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    Yep, this one up close is just a jaw dropper...

    Yep, this one up close is just a jaw dropper piece that has it all going for it.
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    I've been waiting to see this all dolled up and finished. Came out beautiful. The guys here didn't steer you wrong. Nice job!!!
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    Critique Request: This is a classic example of too much going on at...

    This is a classic example of too much going on at one time to offer a constructive critique. You would benefit far more by simplifying the designs. I'm of he opinion that scroll design should ideally...
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    Question: The system 3 is not a good choice for hand...

    The system 3 is not a good choice for hand engraving. If I remember correctly it's really nothing more than a pneumatic hammer handpiece. You may find a use Gravermax unit on ebay in the $600 range.
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    Helluva nice pig there!

    Helluva nice pig there!
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    Just did the math and it looks like $1.41 per...

    Just did the math and it looks like $1.41 per pennyweight for sterlium. Should be able to make a direct comparison with that.
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    Mitch, That sheet runs about $217 for 18 and $275...

    Mitch, That sheet runs about $217 for 18 and $275 for 16g. Or you can get Stulladium for $2700 for a 20g 6x6 sheet. This is the first time I"ve seen Stulladium. I have a few accidental metal mixtures...
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    And this is why I come to the cafe to get work...

    And this is why I come to the cafe to get work done, and facebook for fun. Most folks would never notice your criticisms. The changes you mention are what turns good lettering into fantastic...
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    That really depends on where you stand. Are you...

    That really depends on where you stand. Are you just learning to draw scrolls? If so I'd recommend a different book altogether. That would be Art Design and fundamentals from Lee Griffiths. If you...
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    By far some of the best practice plate patterns...

    By far some of the best practice plate patterns to train with. The
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    Yep. Pretty astounding work!

    Yep. Pretty astounding work!
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    Scott you are certainly right about displacement...

    Scott you are certainly right about displacement bring the more correct term. I suppose I was rather "upset" with some inlay issue or another at the time I posted.��
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    Roman was able to get over $10,000 on eBay. A...

    Roman was able to get over $10,000 on eBay. A risky move that paid off. I was happy to see it.
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