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    And whats more, he stuck them in a cut off broom...

    And whats more, he stuck them in a cut off broom handle to hand push...........why? Because he could :)

    John...your little gravers are great and I still use the ones you sent me for scene work...
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    I remember Ken Hunt at the Grand Masters talked...

    I remember Ken Hunt at the Grand Masters talked about using a fencing sword blade as a graver just to see if it worked…………and it did. So maybe go around fencing clubs and try and pick up used blades....
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    Hi Layne We are all getting older and need to...

    Hi Layne

    We are all getting older and need to start taking a little more notice of what our bodies are telling us. I am continually being reminded that I’m not twenty years old anymore. Cutting...
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    Very cool dial. Looks great. ...

    Very cool dial. Looks great.



    Hah............find the answer to that question and you will have solved one of the secrets of the universe. Every year research companies spend billions worldwide...
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    It's an interesting question. All of my watch...

    It's an interesting question.

    All of my watch work is for the watchmakers or individual customers. So everything is custom ordered. For the watchmakers it's no problem but for the individuals it's...
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    Yes, they have to be an actual working guns of...

    Yes, they have to be an actual working guns of some description



    Yes, it is. You can farm it out or do it yourself but it has to be done. This is what you would expect to be done on the gun...
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    Hi Layne The above link that Gordon gave you...

    Hi Layne

    The above link that Gordon gave you is correct. It has all the criteria on the form.

    Yes, two guns have to be submitted for judging at the show. They can be any gun s you like. It is...
  8. If you don't know what you are doing dismantling...

    If you don't know what you are doing dismantling and reassembling a watch............then get a professional to do it.

    Like Vilts, I also engrave some watches fully assembled. Some are easier than...
  9. Unfortunately it's not such an amazing deal if...

    Unfortunately it's not such an amazing deal if you want to remove the Invicta logo/name

    You have three choices with the Invicta logo

    1. Remove it: Sandpaper and a truck load of time and effort...
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    Hey Sam It has it all doesn't it. A great...

    Hey Sam

    It has it all doesn't it.

    A great study in true directional shading.

    Masks, grotesques, dolphins, all cleverly hidden in the design...........either that or I'm smoking the wrong...
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    Looks great, Layne. Been there, done that with...

    Looks great, Layne.

    Been there, done that with the can't slip jobs..............and I don't think I would do it again. :)

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Beautiful hammer and I love the wood It would...

    Beautiful hammer and I love the wood

    It would look great on a .50 cal muzzleloader :) :)

    Cheers
    Andrew
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    Yes, everything you do as a novice/beginner is a conscious effort and requires concentration with exaggerated movements.

    As I said, after a while it all becomes easier and more natural movements...
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    Let’s face it. The engraving on the gun is very...

    Let’s face it. The engraving on the gun is very basic and not particularly good. And not bad either. A very basic job at the low end of the spectrum.

    It strikes me as a gun engraved on a budget...
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    Question: Yes..............Any oil/enamel based house paint...

    Yes..............Any oil/enamel based house paint will do the trick. I use flat black.

    Avoid lacquers as they dry instantly and don't key onto the metal very well. Also avoid water based acrylic...
  16. Question: Hi Jeremy Your problem is to do with technique...

    Hi Jeremy

    Your problem is to do with technique more than anything else. That and the metal you are cutting, the shape of your graver and the graver you are using.

    Watch someone western bright...
  17. Holy Crap, Mark That's awesome!!! Oh yeah,...

    Holy Crap, Mark

    That's awesome!!!

    Oh yeah, just so you know.............Work and household chores never go away. For some strange reason they keep waiting for you to attend to them :)

    Cheers...
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    Hi Layne I've pretty much given up on the...

    Hi Layne

    I've pretty much given up on the dental burs and now just use standard jewellers burs in the micromotor.

    More variety and easier to get. I use the .3 and .2 burs with the occasional .5...
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    Hi Layne Yes, your observations are correct....

    Hi Layne

    Yes, your observations are correct. Polished graver cuts don't hold the paint/ink very well.

    My experience is that a 1200 or 600 grit for the heel gives it just enough rough surface to...
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    Hi Ken Easy Peasy.......you need an...

    Hi Ken

    Easy Peasy.......you need an ICloud/Dropbox or some other cloud storage to save files to so ProCreate can access them.

    Simply do whatever you are doing now. Save as a JPG and import the...
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