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    I have used a good version of these....

    I have used a good version of these.
    https://www.top5reviewed.com/digital-bevel-boxes/
    Easy to zero out and measure the angles when used with a Crocker Jig.
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    "Nothing fancy", Except massive ninja...

    "Nothing fancy",

    Except massive ninja engraving Skills.

    But thanks for the encouragement, someday I hope to have some small skill too.
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    What do you want for one?

    What do you want for one?
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    Help, please: Pantograph or CNC a graphite electrode, EDM cut...

    Pantograph or CNC a graphite electrode, EDM cut the details into the die.
    That is how it is usually done in industry.
    Some corners you just can't cut and expect good results.
    Talk to a plastic...
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    A little while back we had a pretty good round of...

    A little while back we had a pretty good round of discussion on this subject, 7 pages worth looking at.
    Have fun, show us the results.

    ...
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    Question: 42213The aluminum scales on Kershaw knives...

    42213The aluminum scales on Kershaw knives engraves nicely, and the colors make for nice contrast.
    Spyderco stainless is fairly easy to engrave too.
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    Maybe if you control the one with your name on...

    Maybe if you control the one with your name on it, you can't get shot?
    Worth a try.
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    Damm, that leaves me out. But I strongly...

    Damm, that leaves me out.

    But I strongly support your advice.
    Anyone with the chance to go to a school that teaches a trade and doesn't, misses out on a great opportunity.
    Jim,
    1975 Graduate of...
  9. Thread: Seal carving

    by MoldyJim
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    Very nice work! I would like to try that...

    Very nice work!
    I would like to try that someday.
    I admit when I first saw your post, I wanted to ask you how you held the seal down to engrave it, aren't they slippery?
    Do harbor seals engrave...
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    Critique Request: Add a leaf where the elbow is, that could allow...

    Add a leaf where the elbow is, that could allow you to massage the link into the flow.
    Call it an engineering change...
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    Question: MMXVII, It might help us to know where you are...

    MMXVII,
    It might help us to know where you are located.
    Someone may be close by and willing to help.
    Engravers are typically very nice and encouraging to beginners.
  12. Thread: Inlay Punches

    by MoldyJim
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    Okay, bast**d file. Legitimate name, not a...

    Okay, bast**d file.
    Legitimate name, not a profanity.��
  13. Thread: Inlay Punches

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    I have had good luck with a textured face on the...

    I have had good luck with a textured face on the punch.
    Tap the punch down onto an old ******* file a couple of times, rotating it so it cross hatches the face.
    It seems to hold the wire better to...
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    I started to make one from an old aircraft valve...

    I started to make one from an old aircraft valve once.
    Then I realized it might be sodium filled, so I decided to find something else.
    Discretion is the better part and all that...

    If I make...
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    If you have access to an arbor or hydraulic...

    If you have access to an arbor or hydraulic press, you could put the paper and plate between two flat plates and squeeze them enough to print.
    Or between two plates and roll your car tire up on...
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    On most of the handles I used paste wax with a...

    On most of the handles I used paste wax with a little extra carnauba wax melted into the paste. (couldn't hurt..)
    One has superglue finish, I think I am going to remove it, too shiney and slippery....
  17. Wow! That is beautiful. It must take a skilled...

    Wow! That is beautiful.
    It must take a skilled hand to not break the stone.
    I know agate or jade would be fairly strong, any other stones you would recommend?
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    Heck, most everything I do is non profit! Well...

    Heck, most everything I do is non profit!
    Well mostly,
    But yes, I'd only make a copy to learn from not to sell.
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    I like how it captures and directs your eyes to...

    I like how it captures and directs your eyes to follow the flow.
    I'd love to use it for practice if I may.
    It would make an awesome pattern for a bracelet if you mirrored it at the base.
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    http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/teach...

    http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/teach-yourself-polishing

    A little bit past the filing stage to final polish.
    Probably more than you need...
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