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  1. practice. lots and lots of practice. rings have...

    practice. lots and lots of practice. rings have tight curves in one dimension and tighter curves in the other, AND the curvature is constantly changing. no substitute for experience. IF you're...
  2. Thread: Heel on a 105

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    Help, please: one of my all-time favorites.

    one of my all-time favorites.
  3. are you trying to engrave on the outside or...

    are you trying to engrave on the outside or inside? those are very different situations.
  4. Thread: niter bluing

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    Question: "It seem as though nearly every subject on the...

    "It seem as though nearly every subject on the net seem to soon turn into a matter of who is correct in place of what is correct. " AND THE FIRST ONE TO DO IT IN THIS THREAD WAS YOU!!! If "Actually...
  5. Thread: niter bluing

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    Question: i'm not going to reconsider anything, Jerry. if...

    i'm not going to reconsider anything, Jerry. if you have a problem with something a specific poster(s) wrote, then address them and their apparent misinformation directly. your condescending...
  6. Thread: niter bluing

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    Question: jerry, i agree that "Victorvile's" comment, "A...

    jerry, i agree that "Victorvile's" comment, "A BLEND OF SODIUM NITRITE AND SODIUM HYDROXIDE. tEMPERATURE 130 CENTIGRADE" was perhaps overly simplified, at best, and possibly erroneous and strongly...
  7. Thread: niter bluing

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    Question: "armatures"? did you mean "amateurs"? and was...

    "armatures"? did you mean "amateurs"? and was that a shot at somebody in particular in this thread?
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    thanks to all. i had nuthin' to do with it, but...

    thanks to all. i had nuthin' to do with it, but that kid has been unconscious with a scattergun since he was big enough to lift one.
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    Just braggin' on my nephew...

    My brother's son, Nic (my godson) just won the Nat'l Junior Olympics in skeet in Colorado Springs.

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    according to the client, the double square bridge...

    according to the client, the double square bridge dates this Dumoulin to post-2000, so less than 20 yrs old. that rules out "early work". i can't say whether it also rules out any 'down & dirty',...
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    Help, please: Danae- just yesterday i told a client, "Your...

    Danae-
    just yesterday i told a client, "Your pistol slide is too hard to engrave, sorry." THAT'S how i deal with things like this. :graver:
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    Phillippe Grifnee?

    a client is kinda interested in this piece and asked if i thought it was really Grifnee's work. i said i'm not exactly an expert on his stuff, but my guess is 'no'. anybody else care to venture an...
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    your best bet would be to ask on...the "other"...

    your best bet would be to ask on...the "other" forum...
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    i've been wondering how he made the first one...

    i've been wondering how he made the first one with the cross configuration, because the lateral members are wider than the lead. i'm assuming maybe a superglue/cyanoacrylate? what would one use to...
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    love your work, Ron, but hoping the skull fad...

    love your work, Ron, but hoping the skull fad dies out sooner rather than later... ;-)
  16. i use 30g (0.010") 24k for all my bigger inlays. ...

    i use 30g (0.010") 24k for all my bigger inlays. i snip it out with Gingher craft shears.
  17. yeah, Brian, you are correct. there's no way to...

    yeah, Brian, you are correct. there's no way to game the system for decades by keeping your patent application in 'pending' status, or by "improvements" to the original invention, either. in fact,...
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    new pencil point carvings

    http://twistedsifter.com/2017/04/game-of-thrones-sculptures-carved-onto-pencil-tips/
  19. Brian, i just tried to send you a PM and got a...

    Brian, i just tried to send you a PM and got a "your box is full" message...
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    wow, tiny! i was expecting at least more like 3"...

    wow, tiny! i was expecting at least more like 3" x 3"...
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