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    last week i put in 30 hrs in 2 1/2 days on a rush...

    last week i put in 30 hrs in 2 1/2 days on a rush job for a major sporting event. some of us can still do good, fast (but it wasn't cheap!).
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    i'd add that with cheap tools beginners can't...

    i'd add that with cheap tools beginners can't know if their difficulties lie in their hands or their tools. when you have confidence in your tools, you can focus on the human factor.
  3. hi- thought i'd mention this listing isn't...

    hi-
    thought i'd mention this listing isn't showing up in the Buy & Sell section. in fact, i can't tell what section it is in. if you repost in Buy & Sell it will get more attention.
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    Question: thx for this morning's laugh.

    thx for this morning's laugh.
  5. Thread: Deep relief

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    1.5mm????? that's dang near 1/16th of an inch!!!...

    1.5mm????? that's dang near 1/16th of an inch!!! :shock:
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    the engraver's version of "It's not a glitch,...

    the engraver's version of "It's not a glitch, it's a feature."
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    many times over the years people have gasped at...

    many times over the years people have gasped at the $$$ value of some the articles I've worked on, then ask, "What if you make a mistake?" i always say, "The short answer is you just don't. ...
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    thanks, Roger! the work in the second photo (in...

    thanks, Roger! the work in the second photo (in your original post), with the dark background, looks like it might be niello? or is probably just enameled?
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    stainless steel name plate for the dashboard of a...

    stainless steel name plate for the dashboard of a kickass custom 4WD Ford truck. "Jim Bridger Expedition Special".
  10. de nada. for those parasitic non-contributors*,...

    de nada. for those parasitic non-contributors*, c'mon, it's like a buck a week...

    *i have no problem with occasional users who pop in from time to time, you're more than welcome, but some...
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    Spectacular, Phil! Would you mind giving a brief...

    Spectacular, Phil! Would you mind giving a brief explanation of how you do your gold backgrounds? Pretty please.
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    thanks for the suggestion, just this afternoon i...

    thanks for the suggestion, just this afternoon i was wondering if H&S has a similar product and i already have an account with them.
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    i want one.

    i want one.
  14. Thread: Script

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    i'm not anything resembling an expert in script,...

    i'm not anything resembling an expert in script, but at a glance it appears the "a"s in Bartolotta are a little fat, compared to the "p" & "g" and others.
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    you're describing a "pad printer" that's used to...

    you're describing a "pad printer" that's used to make imprints on all sorts of irregular shaped objects.
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    you're on the right track. i've done much the...

    you're on the right track. i've done much the same trick with RTV silicone (a LOT more hassle). rather than use transfer wax as a release agent, try putting the hot glue directly on the steel. ...
  17. Thread: acetone pump

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    i use a 2 oz. polyethylene squeeze bottle, but...

    i use a 2 oz. polyethylene squeeze bottle, but can no longer find the kind i like. the best are the ones with cap nozzles that come solid all the way to the tip, then can be carefully sliced back...
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    FOR SALE: i'll take it. PM me with your preferred payment,...

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    Thanks, Layne. I had the impression Sterlium was...

    Thanks, Layne. I had the impression Sterlium was a bit cheaper than Argentium, but perhaps not?
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    More Sterlium vs. Argentium

    Ok, having completed the lettering job I mentioned in my previous thread, I can say that medium-hard Sterlium Plus engraves pretty well. About the same as sterling, maybe a little tougher to cleanly...
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