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    there's nothing inherently wrong about the...

    there's nothing inherently wrong about the crocker. you're better to have one, than not. if you become freaky about exact angles. you'll soon find the crocker aint going to cooperate much. even tho...
  2. Thread: Copper plate

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    being too harsh on yerself ?? i think so. i think...

    being too harsh on yerself ?? i think so. i think it looks way better than you think it looks. setting standards or goals is good. just don't get carried away with the pursuit of the impossible. have...
  3. Thread: Trying to learn..

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    a cylinder ? what kind ? what is it made of ? if...

    a cylinder ? what kind ? what is it made of ? if you're inexperienced at the bench, i'd suggest practicing on a cylinder of similar size & material. doing cylindrical work can be tricky at first....
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    Announcement: i have a healthy supply of batteries for that....

    i have a healthy supply of batteries for that. lemme know when yours gets low
  5. Thread: I see gold spots!

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    not the "usual" sort of style one sees here....

    not the "usual" sort of style one sees here. but------ very nice to the eye.
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    i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage...

    i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage to acquire the plates ? they show quite a variety in his approach to design. tyvm for showing.
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    WANTED: jayismonk450@gmail.com we can exchNGE all the...

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    WANTED: have a brown & sharpe pair. 2 1/2". will let go...

  9. Thread: for sale

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    for sale

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    really neat job you got there. an interesting...

    really neat job you got there. an interesting piece. tyvm for showing
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    yes. the meeks book was my first real bit of...

    yes. the meeks book was my first real bit of formal training. i owe my present status to mr. meeks. two others--
    john rohner, and roger bleile . rohner invented the "machine". mr bleile gave me...
  12. Thread: Thank you JJ!

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    really an unusual find. never seen one like that....

    really an unusual find. never seen one like that. the bottom looks like muelmat. perhaps a machinist, long ago, made a top for it.:biggrin: a great gift from jj.
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    just pleasing to my eye

    just pleasing to my eye
  14. Thread: Damar Varnish lid

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    better make sure you don't take a swig of that...

    better make sure you don't take a swig of that stuff while you're working
  15. Thread: has any one

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    Question: i have engraved a lot of strange things, but i...

    i have engraved a lot of strange things, but i don't think such has ever been thru my door. just what is it ?
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    i think this is a model "itf". the problem with...

    i think this is a model "itf". the problem with this model, you're stuck doing flat plate work. the machine can be modified, but one must have access to a machine shop to do a meaningful upgrade to...
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    Help, please: a possible problem: esp when cutting tight turns,...

    a possible problem: esp when cutting tight turns, the main axis of the graver must align with the direction of the cut. this can produce side forces to the tip, as well as the normal face-on force...
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    tsu: i have made 2 that are quite similar to...

    tsu: i have made 2 that are quite similar to yours. one thing you may want to add-- a brake mechanism. there may be times you wont want the rotation. i use leather bags filled with shot in mine.
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    question about new hermes machine

    first- measure the diameter of your cutters
    2nd. there's a depth regulator at the bottom of the spindle. when the cutter protrudes, unloosen the little thumbscrew and adjust till the cutter just...
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    gravermeister used in ww 11

    newbs beware. there's a meister on the bay. seemingly good price. problem-- look carefully at the fotos. the unit looks as tho it has been in the war. peeling paint, misaligned parts, dents,...
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