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    Help, please: OK, but I thought the site was unlimited... I'll...

    OK, but I thought the site was unlimited... I'll go check.

    Been busy with outdoor winter prep. Rains are just starting here.


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    Help, please: Cleared a couple... B.

    Cleared a couple...

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    Question: Or simply saw out (filigree) the main design and...

    Or simply saw out (filigree) the main design and sweat solder to a base plate underneath?

    Gives you a perfectly flat recess... and no need for uneven carving it away...

    Brian
  4. Fairly simple to design a spring loaded Delrin or...

    Fairly simple to design a spring loaded Delrin or Teflon drag to fit in place of the leather one that's not working out...

    If it works out well, then you have an "aftermarket" product to sell &...
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    Perfect example of what happens when you try to...

    Perfect example of what happens when you try to engrave over plating.

    Let someone else cry... it sure ain't a gonna be me...

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    Probably not without $35,000 worth of equipment -...

    Probably not without $35,000 worth of equipment - and even then I am not sure that a laser will work with these 2 particular metals?

    However, if you know anyone who is a good fabricator nearby -...
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    Too bad it's one of the fake pennies filled with...

    Too bad it's one of the fake pennies filled with zinc or whatever cheaper metal they are sandwiched out of these days.

    If it'd been solid copper you'd have saved a lot of time leveling it for...
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    We have done quite a few cast inlays over the...

    We have done quite a few cast inlays over the years.

    Once the wax carving is done, the first "master" casting is made and any final detailing to hair/fur or feathers is engraved.

    That master...
  9. Now I will have to try that in the morning... ! ...

    Now I will have to try that in the morning... !

    Brian


    Only problem being that you can't spray a fixative over it and have it work...
  10. Sorry, lots of distractions for me this time of...

    Sorry, lots of distractions for me this time of year... and another elbow release surgery coming up :(

    What I have so far indicates that the average ranges from $30 to $100 an hour. $60 hr. seems...
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    FOR SALE: They also used to private label for Frei-Borel......

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    It was a long, long time ago that I posted on...

    It was a long, long time ago that I posted on this thread. (2008)

    I still don't think that what I just looked at was necessarily engraved or carved by machine, stamping or embossing.

    This work...
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    Lazaro is saying: There are machines that...

    Lazaro is saying:

    There are machines that engrave.

    The "look" is like it was done by hand.

    But only in the flat. (on flat surfaces)


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    Everything in nature is fair game to be...

    Everything in nature is fair game to be interpreted into ornamental designs.

    One thing, however, has always irritated me. We have 3 kinds of Acanthus growing on my place. NONE of them have scroll...
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    Help, please: Trying to get a hand engraver to work on hardened...

    Trying to get a hand engraver to work on hardened tool steels is going to put the engraver in one of those rubber rooms...

    Unfortunately those dies need to be engraved BEFORE they are hardened -...
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    In the technique of Keum-boo the bond occurs...

    In the technique of Keum-boo the bond occurs between fine silver and fine gold - under heat and pressure...

    The only way that I can see that it would maybe be useful on steel is if you laid down a...
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    The smoke print book that Lindsay sells is as as...

    The smoke print book that Lindsay sells is as as good as you can get. Part of the proceeds goes to Lynton's wife.

    I have a few original smoke prints that Lynton gave me as well...


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    Question: Jeremiah Watt - ranchtoarena.com Ethan Jacczak...

    Jeremiah Watt - ranchtoarena.com

    Ethan Jacczak on youtube...


    Brian
  19. Making graver from scratch out of old files, saw...

    Making graver from scratch out of old files, saw blades and other high carbon steel is not as important as the sharpening of them.

    Your problem of skidding has more to do with what what your point...
  20. Most folk on this forum are going to scream, but...

    Most folk on this forum are going to scream, but I am going to go contrary to what folks are going to like to hear in this particular case.

    Your case is different, and these particular Chinese...
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