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    Help, please: Paul, I'm sorry to say that your pictures do...

    Paul,

    I'm sorry to say that your pictures do not help me determine the engraver. The scrollwork is either too dark or faded out and insufficiently focused. If you are still interested in my...
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    Help, please: I'm not sure I agree with Rocco on this one....

    I'm not sure I agree with Rocco on this one. Please post a well lit and focused, high resolution image of the scroll work and I may be able to tell you more. I don't need to see the whole gun in one...
  3. I lived in Santa Maria, CA when I began learning...

    I lived in Santa Maria, CA when I began learning to engrave. Mel Wood lived there at the time and helped me in the beginning. Later, two other Santa Barbara County deputies, Pete Geiger and Hugo...
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    Usually the repeaters and ones with high jewel...

    Usually the repeaters and ones with high jewel movements are plain. Most Patek are plain. Most of the American made hunter case watches are engraved. I still end up opening several that are plain but...
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    Bottega Incisioni di Cesare Giovanelli ...

    Bottega Incisioni di Cesare Giovanelli http://www.giovanelliengraving.com/en

    There are also engraving schools in Liege, Belgium, Styer, Austria, Ferlach, Austria, and Suhl, Germany. They are all...
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    Mitch, I think it is probably enamel. Enamel...

    Mitch,

    I think it is probably enamel. Enamel was used on European watch cases going back into the 18th century. The niello process is usually not so shiny and is used more to blacken outlines and...
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    Doc, Rex explained a lot of the process. At...

    Doc,

    Rex explained a lot of the process. At one time I watched a video of a rose engine engraver at work on an engraved watch back. The ornamental engraving was done first then the engine...
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    Alternative forms of ornament

    Many of the experienced and highly skilled engravers here at the Cafe' started their careers as gun engravers. For that reason when we talk about ornamental design we focus on what I like to call...
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    This is the kind of work that separates the...

    This is the kind of work that separates the artists from the artisans.
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    Critique Request: Are you aware that two top engravers live near...

    Are you aware that two top engravers live near you? Chris DeCamillas in Traverse City and David Riccardo in Buckley. Both of them are featured in my books and do outstanding work.
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    Serves well as a bad example. :no:

    Serves well as a bad example. :no:
  12. Thread: FEGA Show

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    pmace, When you arrive at the FEGA show how...

    pmace,

    When you arrive at the FEGA show how will we know who you are if you are only known here as pmace. This has happened to me several times, someone comes up to my table or on the show floor...
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    I've seen Sam's 73 and no picture can do it...

    I've seen Sam's 73 and no picture can do it justice. Don't miss it at the FEGA show.
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    Question: Did you mean pursue knowledge or go to Purdue ...

    Did you mean pursue knowledge or go to Purdue University to get knowledge?
  15. The Husqvarna M 40 Pistol, also known as the...

    The Husqvarna M 40 Pistol, also known as the Lathi, looks Luger-like but id not a Luger. These guns were mostly made in 1940 for the Swedish military and police and were in service for many years. In...
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    Question: "The "road to engraving" is tough, and some will...

    "The "road to engraving" is tough, and some will abandon their dreams, and sell out to fund a new dream." Very true. Happens frequently.

    Since you state at the beginning "I am very interested in...
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    When in doubt go to the Engraving Glossary....

    When in doubt go to the Engraving Glossary. http://www.engravingglossary.com/Hand%20Engraving%20Glossary%20R.htm
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    Carl, I haven't heard from you in a long time....

    Carl,

    I haven't heard from you in a long time. I hope you are doing well.

    Regards,

    Roger
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    Critique Request: I will add that Johnny Shipp has become an...

    I will add that Johnny Shipp has become an excellent engraver in those years.
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    Question: Possibly a little off subject but, I often read...

    Possibly a little off subject but, I often read responses to beginners that go something like: "Get a bla, bla, bla and chuck it into your lathe and turn it down to...then go over to your milling...
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