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    Default annette tied me up again

    no, not for that ! my son comissioned yet another engraving. a snuff box. he now owes about $24,000 us.
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    Hi Monk

    I like the JDS can. How did you get the rope effect on the circles?

    Jim Sackett

    ps Just remember, "Behind every great man is the little lady telling him he can't do that".

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    Another very neat snuff box Monk! Hey you are lucky?? My wife dont tie me up just locks me,the dog and cat in the closet in the mornings when she leaves for work,think thats why my photo came out a little fuzzy!

    Again,such good work from you always,Tn~
    " Im not the best but I try hard "

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    Hey monk .... those horizontal lines look great. Gives that lettering old-timey character.

    You just gotta clean up those scribe lines a bit. Hit it with some 2000 grit then a soft buffing wheel. The buffing wheel can be tricky with small stuff ... I've bounced a few things at "buffer speed" off three walls including the ceiling. Dunno ... just can't seem to break past that 3 wall bounce.

    Some Norton 4/0 paper and a little silver/brass polish will do just fine by hand.

    Chris

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    Looks neat monk!

    I'm with Jim - how about a close up so we can see the details of how you did the circles?
    Enjoy!

    Steve :->

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    i'll try to do a closeup. the rope effect is done with a #39 flat, using power.start with the tool almost straight up, and move it forward. as you're cutting forward, roll the tool over maybe 2/3 of its' width, then roll back till it is almost straight up. continue doing this cut without interruption if you can. as the tool goes forward you constantly roll it back ant forth. very easy to do.
    as for buffing, i don't own a buffer. but i might give this a try.i mean the hand way. chris where do you buy 2k grit paper ?

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    Monk

    So one side of the 'rope' stays straight (ok, curved) and the other moves in and out in a sine wave as you roll the flat from vertical towards horizontal?

    And I've found 2K grit paper at the local auto parts store - but only some of them have the high-grit stuff. It's the painting / refinishing section if they have it.
    Enjoy!

    Steve :->

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    Thanks for that info Monk, I'm gonna try it. When I ordered my gravers and sharpening stones I also got an assortment of emery cloth and paper. The finest I have is a Norton o2 paper and 1500 grit silicon carbide. I got it from Cronite they showed a large selection. The 2o polishes brass by hand.

    Jim Sackett

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    jim, this is not a blowup of the snuff box, but this is a good peek at what the cut looks like.
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    This looks a lot like Rex's nick and dot border, but maybe I am halucinating? (Bad dream)

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