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    Help, please: print one @ "100%" on plain paper and measure it....

    print one @ "100%" on plain paper and measure it. do the basic math to figure out how much bigger or smaller you really need it. set printer to "___%" and print another on plain paper. if it's not...
  2. Thread: Thermoloc

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    i've always just used a heat gun, but have...

    i've always just used a heat gun, but have wondered if anybody ever tried making some sort of low temp pot to hold it at a workable consistency. does anybody ever have a more or less constant need...
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    Outstanding! :graver:

    Outstanding! :graver:
  4. Thread: Selling out

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    wrap it really well in a plastic bag, then squirt...

  5. i'd completely forgotten about this old thread. ...

    i'd completely forgotten about this old thread. just a couple months ago a friend gave me one of these exact units- said he bought 6 of 'em and gave away a few! so far i've found it most useful for...
  6. Thread: Guns!

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    a SuperSoaker?

    a SuperSoaker?
  7. Thread: Work Holding

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    i occasionally use 2-sided tape to hold a part to...

    i occasionally use 2-sided tape to hold a part to a thermo-loc formed fixture block. put masking tape on the part where you'll want to use the 2-sided tape to account for the thickness when forming...
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    Critique Request: it depends. some are more engrave-a-bull than...

    it depends. some are more engrave-a-bull than others. :rolleyes:
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    Thought for the day

    from today's email:

    "Nothing feels so good to human beings as having done something well." :)
    Ruth Reichl (i've no idea who she is.)
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    i don't know how it might be converted to a...

    i don't know how it might be converted to a sharpening jig, but i want one. ;-)

    i do have an old genuine Starrett version of one of these:...
  11. Thread: Not Engraving

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    iirc, this was a common method for silvering...

    iirc, this was a common method for silvering mirrors?
  12. Thread: Not Engraving

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    monk, i think this piece is pretty old and...

    monk, i think this piece is pretty old and supposedly made in China, which may preclude more modern plating techniques, but i'm not sure. silver & gold wash methods have been around a long time, tho.
  13. Thread: Not Engraving

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    without any obvious visible joints, i'm guessing...

    without any obvious visible joints, i'm guessing a thin copper sleeve/vessel (ok, ok, it would've bore a resemblance to a prophylactic) was formed by a drawing & cupping process, slipped over the...
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    yeah, it's all fun & games til the bobcat hops in...

    yeah, it's all fun & games til the bobcat hops in the truck. :shock:
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    wow, great depth down thru the layers! more than...

    wow, great depth down thru the layers! more than most, this one looks like pen or pencil on paper. any particular reason for that?
  16. Thread: Leafy A

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    very pretty. are the various backgrounds you use...

    very pretty. are the various backgrounds you use in these digital sketches some sort of 'clipart' or did you create those separately?
  17. i apologize for my above post. somehow i thought...

    i apologize for my above post. somehow i thought my life would be a bit better sorted out by this age...
  18. or maybe it's just like a toilet being flushed...

    or maybe it's just like a toilet being flushed...
  19. you mean like this?:...

    you mean like this?: http://www.masterengraver.com/images/misc/leafy_scroll_design.jpg

    :cool:
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    Critique Request: i've never engraved a pheasant. was he difficult...

    i've never engraved a pheasant. was he difficult to hang on to while you worked on him?
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