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    Thanks Don, my shading continues to be a work in...

    Thanks Don, my shading continues to be a work in progress. I'm finding that each and every shade line needs to have a purpose or it's a waste of time and effort. I feel I got close with several of...
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    Roger B, thanks. He asked for nickel silver and...

    Roger B, thanks. He asked for nickel silver and luckily I had a spare piece laying around. He also asked to put his and his wife's phone numbers on the reverse in script.
    John B, thank you too. ...
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    Small piece for a German Shepard

    A close friend ordered a dog tag for his canine family member. He paid up front and said to use a pretty script and maybe a little scroll but the overall design was up to me. All that's left is to...
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    Thanks Eric, I know where you mean. That was one...

    Thanks Eric, I know where you mean. That was one of the areas I started getting lost so I "winged it". I just finished up the inscription on the reverse. Again, a learning experience...
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    Tim, one thing I can't do is take credit for...

    Tim, one thing I can't do is take credit for someone else's design. This is actually part of a kit I purchased that was designed by Christian DeCamillis. Personally I feel I'm learning more about...
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    Stainless steel folder #2

    I'm really enjoying the time I can spend with the Leica. I'm trying to finish this up for my son's college graduation this weekend. All I need is to finish his monogram and cut the inscription on...
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    Critique Request: Thank you Sam. I've been trying to work on my...

    Thank you Sam. I've been trying to work on my shading. I'm learning that each individual shade line has to have a purposeful beginning point and end point or it will automatically draw your eye and...
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    Critique Request: Stainless Folder

    This was my first crack at one of Chris DeCimillis' knife patterns. I took the liberty of trying out a banner I designed, on the opposite side. I'm more used to sterling so I was initially spending...
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    Shawn, I was wondering about removing that area? ...

    Shawn, I was wondering about removing that area? I also contemplated marking the metal with a light burnished lines instead of engraved outside lines?
    Dan
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    Jeremy, you are right, they are a bit wide. ...

    Jeremy, you are right, they are a bit wide. I've found that some of my past clients have had difficulty seeing the fine detail in some of my work without the assist of magnification. On a whim...
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    Another Running Border Practice Plate.

    my goal is to have enough borders I'm comfortable cutting before I try designing a sample plate. A few more to find...
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    Hey Mark, it was a mild steel 2X2. I wrapped a...

    Hey Mark, it was a mild steel 2X2. I wrapped a piece of 1500 grit black sand paper around a red erasure and polished it a bit...Dan
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    My second round cutting running borders with the...

    My second round cutting running borders with the scope. I think my next step will be to design a 2" X 4" sample plate with a few more?
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    Thanks Sam. I really think I'm going to enjoy...

    Thanks Sam. I really think I'm going to enjoy working with this great pair of optics. Dan
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    First time using a scope

    I was finally lucky enough to purchase my Leica A60. I couldn't get to setting it up for a couple days until tonight and had to give it a shot for a few minutes. I didn't try to pull off anything...
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    Question: Same here, cash or "cleared" check with down...

    Same here, cash or "cleared" check with down payment before work starts. If it's a personalized item (something monogrammed or having a personal inscription ) that I probably can't resell if the...
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    Renewal of Faith Cuff

    A client requested this piece almost a year ago, after attending a Faith Renewal Study Program at her church. A short time later I suffered my stroke and vision loss. I offered to point her toward...
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    Monk, thank you for the compliments. No I've...

    Monk, thank you for the compliments. No I've never tried using a torch. An interesting idea but I'd be to afraid of scorching the wood. This particular stock is all natural figure. I was lucky...
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    Thanks Don. I'm guessing that's a little OCD...

    Thanks Don. I'm guessing that's a little OCD poking through? For some reason I always orient every screw head to be parallel with the stock. A screw head turned perpendicular would just seem to me...
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    Contemporary rifle project

    Due to circumstances this has been on my bench way too long. It's my 7th build and I've been winging it without much of a plan as I've been going along. Just taking some porch time rubbing down the...
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