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    I like it. I think that is also a good job of...

    I like it. I think that is also a good job of fitting a rather anatomically correct eagle in the space. Something about the star headband seems just a little out of sync. Size? Shading? I can't...
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    My guess is the next version is going to be set...

    My guess is the next version is going to be set to music with wireless earbuds and you'll get to download scrolls and other elements from the Fruit Box... I mean Apple Store... in between ads that...
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    Announcement: Hmm... I didn't think I was dead :) Sam,...

    Hmm... I didn't think I was dead :)

    Sam,
    Thanks for the work; I appreciate it... and the auto pay feature :)

    Jeremy
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    Engraving on the end grain was certainly what...

    Engraving on the end grain was certainly what Bewick did.
    His original cuts are still crisp enough that new "original" prints are made using the original boxwood masters. I purchased a couple when...
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    Hi Sam, Nice. A question on the border from a...

    Hi Sam,
    Nice. A question on the border from a novice. I assume the details, in particular the "donuts" are done by cutting away the background. Is that correct? Can you describe how you do it in...
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    Very good. Thanks for posting that. Boxwood...

    Very good.
    Thanks for posting that.
    Boxwood seems to have been the material of choice for detailed work. Those interested in "early " detailed work might also be interested in the wood cut...
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    So he should have expected not to pay anything or...

    So he should have expected not to pay anything or have the sender pay?? Perhaps the lesson is that contracts exist to clarify and "protect " both parties. Terms should be made clear up front. When...
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    I think one already has - that brass push lock...

    I think one already has - that brass push lock fitting seems to have shot its wad already.
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    I'm fond of saying something is worth what...

    I'm fond of saying something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it, no more, no less, all biases, prior invested ("sunk") costs and psychological attachments aside.
    The way of determining...
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    Commonly used in the vintage British gun trade as...

    Commonly used in the vintage British gun trade as I understand it.
    I use it on my collection; I find it particularly effective on browned Damascus barrels where it adds a cosmetic sheen without...
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    Help, please: OK, you folks are scaring me with what you have...

    OK, you folks are scaring me with what you have on hand and are willing to pour into open beakers:)
    I realize most probably know the hazards of materials like MEK, etc., but just a reminder to be...
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    That must be rather close to the smoke point but...

    That must be rather close to the smoke point but you've probably got another 150 to the flash point.
    Jeremy
  13. Thanks for posting that; very interesting. Jeremy

    Thanks for posting that; very interesting.
    Jeremy
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    Critique Request: I like your work; I think it is better than what...

    I like your work; I think it is better than what I see on mid to low range English guns and many Continental copies.
    In a couple of spots toward the "handle" end I see larger scrolls growing from...
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    Help, please: I got curious so here's a starting point the...

    I got curious so here's a starting point the Kuwait customs website:

    https://kuwait.visahq.com/customs/

    Note: "A special permit from the Kuwait Ministry of the Interior will be needed in order...
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    Help, please: I don't have experience outside "Western"...

    I don't have experience outside "Western" countries, and particularly not with export but first off he ( I assume given the destination it's a he) should check and let you know what the permitting...
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    If it is something you can resell without a major...

    If it is something you can resell without a major loss and it's returned, I'd refund him his purchase price LESS shipping and be done with it.

    Jeremy
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    I think he knows exactly what he's doing and is...

    I think he knows exactly what he's doing and is trying to manipulate you. As others have pointed out this is common knowledge for anyone dealing with cross border transactions. It is sad but true...
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    I don't know; by today's standards it's not a big...

    I don't know; by today's standards it's not a big enough lie to be considered true :)

    Jeremy
  20. I see that I have misunderstood references to...

    I see that I have misunderstood references to flint lock engraving.
    Jeremy
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