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    FOR SALE: Grs positioning vise

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    What are you searching under? There is a very...

    What are you searching under?

    There is a very lonoooooooong post started by Danigirl (Danae) that will take you a coupla days to read, Find it.


    Brian


    Forget the brass, unless you KNOW...
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    Question: First time I've heard of graphite being used as...

    First time I've heard of graphite being used as an effective abrasive/polishing agent for carbides? Musta missed that post...


    I have used graphite on an abrasive surface as a sort of "lubricant"...
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    If they are bezel set turquoise, besides the...

    If they are bezel set turquoise, besides the possible damage to the stone in the ultrasonic - you will have liquid trapped underneath the stone. Wet cardboard or sawdust may take a while to dry :(
    ...
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    Question: Taylor, You can come and try out both the cast...

    Taylor,

    You can come and try out both the cast iron and ceramic here. I believe I even have one of each available for sale...


    Brian
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    Some stones are best kept out of ultrasonics. I...

    Some stones are best kept out of ultrasonics. I believe GIA has a list online?

    Others don't do well under steam...

    What stones are you dealing with here and is the bracelet hollow? Are the...
  7. Engravers ingenuity would be useful in that...

    Engravers ingenuity would be useful in that instance... (as would shorthand)

    Cut it down to "Remember, I love you & (insert bank name)" - for example.


    Perhaps have a contest on here to see...
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    Yep, shipping anything that large sometimes costs...

    Yep, shipping anything that large sometimes costs double or triple the cost of the machine to begin with...

    Just cost me $350 to get a mint (still in the cosmoline) Preis shipped down from...
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    I like that idea... but I already have 3...

    I like that idea... but I already have 3 different photo setups that have not seen any use for the past 6 or 8 years.

    Way past time to go put them to use!


    Brian
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    Pantographed. I have that exact brass copy and a...

    Pantographed. I have that exact brass copy and a machine for sale. Haven't used either in many many years. Back then it was used for transfers.


    Brian
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    Question: Airtact conversion?

    There used to be a smaller separate box unit that could be used to convert Max & Mach to AT.

    I have one here, and went to look for another one the GRS site.

    No joy... so I assume they quit...
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    You have a point. Low carbon keystock ain't ever...

    You have a point. Low carbon keystock ain't ever gonna work - even if it is 3/32"...

    But HSS is pretty safe bet in 1/8" (or smaller) round drill stock.


    Brian
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    It's kinda amusing what folks on here choose to...

    It's kinda amusing what folks on here choose to save money on...

    Buying diamond polishing grit off ebay is a great idea, but buying generic (drill rod) graver blanks are not?


    I guess on my...
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    We were not related, but we were friends... he...

    We were not related, but we were friends... he lived down in Santa Cruz - about 2 hours south.

    Used to go to various workshops at his old place. We have a couple of the original presses and some...
  15. Thread: Figures

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    I have a very complete set of CAST Western...

    I have a very complete set of CAST Western figures that will soon be offered for sale. Both the master figures and the rubber molds.

    The molds are getting on in age, but I would guess that I can...
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    Those are light impact and heavy impact...

    Those are light impact and heavy impact respectively.

    Choose the the one you will have the most use for right now.... get the other one later...


    Personally, having used both - you can go...
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    The "transfer" wax or solution that I am talking...

    The "transfer" wax or solution that I am talking about is a liquid (beeswax in solvent) that is painted on a surface and allowed to dry.

    A pencil drawing (in reverse, and using lead softer than 9...
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    Sam has a DVD on the use use of the tallow based...

    Sam has a DVD on the use use of the tallow based transfer wax...

    The one I was talking about was used to transfer pencil drawings to the metal. No DVD or video that I know of?


    Neither method...
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    The reason that I said "apples and oranges" - is...

    The reason that I said "apples and oranges" - is because the soft wax is used for one kind of transfer and the other mix is made for another kind of transfer...

    I will make up a small batch of the...
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    Apples & oranges... one is used in a dry state,...

    Apples & oranges... one is used in a dry state, the other stays sticky.


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