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  1. I gotta say that's great. Real nice job Mike. I...

    I gotta say that's great. Real nice job Mike. I always look forward to seeing your work. cool design. Always original.
  2. Thread: Taylor arms

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    Question: A lot of engravers use the french gray for their...

    A lot of engravers use the french gray for their bolino work and scrolls as well. It can be used to effect any thing one wishes.
  3. Thread: Taylor arms

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    Question: The case colors were removed on this sharps in...

    The case colors were removed on this sharps in order to make the portrait distinguishable.
    This is usually done on fine engraving. Ron smith did it a lot and many others.
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  4. Thread: Taylor arms

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    Question: Even regular color case hardening will discolor...

    Even regular color case hardening will discolor with toilet bowl cleaner. Toilet bowl cleaner is phosphoric acid. Many engraver use it to take off case colors or bluing and produce what is called...
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    Question: I will tell you one thing. the front sight is...

    I will tell you one thing. the front sight is inlaid. That means the metal is soft. All muzzle loaders are made of soft steel except for the locks which may be case hardened. I am currently...
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    I have 2 of Cellini's books. Every artist should...

    I have 2 of Cellini's books. Every artist should read them. One of them has a detailed explanation of mercury Gilding that was mentioned before in this thread.
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    I use to make a lot of tools and did a lot of...

    I use to make a lot of tools and did a lot of casting for years. Then one day I asked myself this question. Do I want to be a engraver and a gun maker or do I want to be a foundry worker and who is...
  8. Thread: Gold prices

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    http://onlygold.com/Info/Historical-Gold-Prices.as...

    http://onlygold.com/Info/Historical-Gold-Prices.asp
  9. Thread: Gold prices

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    when I was in my 20s gold was $35.00 an ounce....

    when I was in my 20s gold was $35.00 an ounce. That is the lowest I can remember it in my lifetime. Gas in Texas was 17cents a gallon and cigarettes were 25 cents a pack. I bought my first shotgun...
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    Personally I wouldn't build that for $900.00.

    Personally I wouldn't build that for $900.00.
  11. Thread: Gold prices

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    I bought some gold when it was $257.00 an ounce.

    I bought some gold when it was $257.00 an ounce.
  12. Thread: Early work

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    You made my day again.

    You made my day again.
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    We have discussed this before on this forum. ...

    We have discussed this before on this forum. There are at least four ways that I have seen this done. Sam had described two of them, one with wire and one with teeth. I use the single tooth method...
  14. Thread: 1 of 2

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    I think it is Great. I can't imagine how long it...

    I think it is Great. I can't imagine how long it took to do this. It makes me tired thinking about it. Nerve racking.
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    Sometimes I use different thicknesses of wire for...

    Sometimes I use different thicknesses of wire for script letters. One thing that helps a lot is to use square wire in stead of round wire. Square wire when placed in the grove on edge will work on...
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    I knew if it was Brian's it had to be good. That...

    I knew if it was Brian's it had to be good. That is really cool. Totally unique. I love it.
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    That is truly amazing. How did you rifle the...

    That is truly amazing. How did you rifle the barrel? Also how did you bore the cylinder? You must have had a lathe at least.
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    Rudy Merek was the first engraver I ever met. ...

    Rudy Merek was the first engraver I ever met. That was in the late 50s. At that time he lived in Portland Oregon. I tried to learn some things about engraving from him but all he would tell me was...
  19. Thread: Thermoloc

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    I just use a heat gun,

    I just use a heat gun,
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    Super nice Mike. I can't wait to see the HD...

    Super nice Mike. I can't wait to see the HD photos.
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