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    That sunset is a stunner Lee. And you put...

    That sunset is a stunner Lee. And you put Martin's advice to good use. The second time around was the charm. I have one question. The white highlights on the grass stalks. They were not there in the...
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    Critique Request: Nicely balanced and pretty at that.. I'd cut it!

    Nicely balanced and pretty at that.. I'd cut it!
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    Critique Request: With work like this you are well on your way....

    With work like this you are well on your way. It's all refinement from here.
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    Metal prep is as mentioned. A lot of elbow...

    Metal prep is as mentioned. A lot of elbow grease. There are quite a few nuances and tricks that would be hard to detail in a forum setting and therefore I would most definitely take advantage of...
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    Critique Request: To my eye both the background and the water are...

    To my eye both the background and the water are far too regular. Water is wavy not straight. And the sections of background are all angular and appear more like rock than foliage. My early attempts...
  6. that's a pretty astounding result.

    that's a pretty astounding result.
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    I'm glad you asked the question Sam. Without...

    I'm glad you asked the question Sam. Without having sculpted on this scale before it's hard to have a frame of reference. I do love sculpting though and this is fantastic inspiration.
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    I'm with John on this one. Looks plated. If you...

    I'm with John on this one. Looks plated. If you look at the tail of the wolf, (dog, alien cat) or whatever it is on the cylinder, you can see blue on the tail. Plus worn high spots on other areas. I...
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    Question: Doesn't someone offer a kit designed specifically...

    Doesn't someone offer a kit designed specifically for this purpose. I thought I recall seeing one at Brownells or somewhere. I know there are quite a few folks here making plastic castings so I'm...
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    Keep in mind that the tattoo artist may not be...

    Keep in mind that the tattoo artist may not be engraving at all but using a rotary tool to decorate the item. This is a common method in the low rider scene.
    If he is actually engraving it would...
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    I've done these with a small grinding wheel on...

    I've done these with a small grinding wheel on the flex shaft. Followed by a sand and polish up with rubber wheels.
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    Curious if they have any value? A copper penny...

    Curious if they have any value? A copper penny that slipped in on the same year they switched to steel during war time is worth s small fortune.
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    Question: I don't want to rain on your parade but I can...

    I don't want to rain on your parade but I can tell you from experience that there's not a ton of money to be made in the jewelry trade for hand engravers these days. I service most all the stores in...
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    Setting the bar Alain. You are one of the...

    Setting the bar Alain. You are one of the sculptors I look to for inspiration and this new work doesn't disappoint!
  15. The gun is still incomplete. The main focus of...

    The gun is still incomplete. The main focus of the gun is the scene work on both sides of the barrel, recoil shield and loading gate. and those haven't been inlaid and cut yet. Which reminds me...
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    Every person I've ever worked with that purchased...

    Every person I've ever worked with that purchased a GRS pneumatic has called me over thinking something was wrong because the pedal was leaking. They hold their factory adjustment well and as Rex...
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    Question: Now you've given me something else to waste hours...

    Now you've given me something else to waste hours off time on. Trying to perfect a chip breaker point. Till now I just do what others have mentioned, control the curl with a slight angling of the...
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    Critique Request: When designing you must not leave anything out....

    When designing you must not leave anything out. in this case you mentioned something happened between drawing and cutting. You cut the knife with a border. Your drawing goes right to the edge of the...
  19. I really look forward to seeing your latest work...

    I really look forward to seeing your latest work in Vegas. I can say without doubt that your work and that of Mike Dubber were the inspiration for the SAA that, in part, helped me win FEGA Emerging...
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    Help, please: This is probably the wrong group to ask that...

    This is probably the wrong group to ask that question. It seems you are looking for precision equipment to cut accurate lettering on dies. The folks on this site are typically gun and knife engravers...
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