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    FOR SALE: The Magnum handpiece hasn't sold as yet

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    I replied, asking for where he was staying so I...

    I replied, asking for where he was staying so I could send a friend who lives in the Philippines to deliver the cash "personally" - if you know what I mean...

    Naturally, that not being what they...
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    Question: Engrave your name, initials or hallmark? AND the...

    Engrave your name, initials or hallmark? AND the date and time it took - onto each of your practice plates. Maybe even number the plate?

    It not only gives you practice lettering - it gives you ALL...
  4. "Secondary" collectors are not what this forum...

    "Secondary" collectors are not what this forum has been all about from it's inception. Peruse a few threads any day of the week and it's obvious.

    We'll help identify old work when possible - but...
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    Pictorico Premium OHP - Ebay is easiest place to...

    Pictorico Premium OHP - Ebay is easiest place to find it.


    Brian
  6. Thread: Patinas

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    Yup, got 'em both back when they first came out. ...

    Yup, got 'em both back when they first came out.

    Both are very useful to serious metalsmiths (and engravers?) in my opinion.

    I have posted the 2 of them as patination references on here before...
  7. Help, please: Might be a good idea for me to spend an afternoon...

    Might be a good idea for me to spend an afternoon organizing MY files like that. Off of the 3 towers, the laptop and the 2 portable drives... and into ONE place with a backup.

    Gonna need some of...
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    I've used both Renaissance wax or clear engine...

    I've used both Renaissance wax or clear engine enamel to "fix" the patina afterwards, so it doesn't keep changing.

    BUT, you may want the changes... the luster that comes with handling & time...
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  9. Help, please: Re-organizing the "disorder" is more like what I...

    Re-organizing the "disorder" is more like what I do...


    B.
  10. Thread: Patinas

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    I've used 'em all and believe me the phase of the...

    I've used 'em all and believe me the phase of the moon and how far you are from the equator seem to have an effect as well...

    https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/oxidizecopperbrass
    ...
  11. Help, please: Ummm, it WAS in the computer... I couldn't...

    Ummm, it WAS in the computer... I couldn't remember the bloody file name, the date or even which drive it was in!

    If it had been a ready to use transfer sheet or paper drawing I'd have found it in...
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    Announcement: Most of the basic patents have expired or are...

    Most of the basic patents have expired or are about to expire shortly. GMax & Meister very definitely.


    Brian
  13. Thread: Cup jig

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    Try wet sand in plastic wrap... pack tightly. ...

    Try wet sand in plastic wrap... pack tightly.


    B.
  14. That one is kinda expensive, but yeah, you might...

    That one is kinda expensive, but yeah, you might want one with wheels... it's quite a bit heavier than the Lindsay Engraving Stand or the Satellite I saw at FEGA.

    I picked it up for $25, fifteen...
  15. Help, please: Thanks! B.

    Thanks!


    B.
  16. The origin of the "Satellite" stand...?

    Including the name.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VICTORIAN-OAK-CAST-IRON-TYPEWRITER-STAND-/162037904486?hash=item25ba363466:g:Un0AAOSwhDdXDxgY

    I happen to own one, and saw the similarity. This is...
  17. Help, please: It IS gonna apply... look at Jan Hendriks...

    It IS gonna apply... look at Jan Hendriks previous post...


    BUT, as far as I know there has never been any kind of average time consumed by a fairly standard job - that has been written down - so...
  18. Help, please: Dead center of the average so far, Layne. Still...

    Dead center of the average so far, Layne. Still early on though...

    Maybe we ought to put in a warning - sumthin' sayin' that few actually hit their target?

    I know I don't. Something always...
  19. Help, please: John, I was planning to begin with take in,...

    John,


    I was planning to begin with take in, as well as "figuring log-in time, pick up time, insurance on clients merchandise,security etc." in the very beginning of the book.

    That's gonna be...
  20. Help, please: What do you say to breaking these times down and...

    What do you say to breaking these times down and separating them specifically to layout and then actual engraving? Too complicated?

    Would it be better to give a time frame from picking up the...
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