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    allan621 reacted to Leland Davis's post in the thread Question: Greatest joy with Like Like.
    The best part for me is all the crap going on in the world disappears. While focusing on the small field of view under my scope.
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    allan621 reacted to oniemarc's post in the thread transfer on stainless with Like Like.
    Are you using pure acetone? Since I switched to nailpolish remover with acetone, I have had no more issues.
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    allan621 reacted to FANCYGUN's post in the thread Lettering Sample Plate with Like Like.
    A good option for these plates would be to make castings of them and sell or give them out to people. Even let FEGA sell them along with...
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    allan621 replied to the thread Lettering Sample Plate.
    AO84 Well the flat tool in a lot of jewelry engraving has been mostly replaced by liner tools since they are easier to cut with. I...
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    allan621 reacted to SamW's post in the thread Lettering Sample Plate with Like Like.
    That is the right attitude Allan!!
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    allan621 replied to the thread Lettering Sample Plate.
    Sam My wife and I had a talk about what I should do when I actually retire. She said I should take up a hobby. I said it was a good...
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    This is a sample plate that was given to me when I helped an apprentice purchase used engraving supplies. The guy who sold the supplies...
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    allan621 replied to the thread Emu egg.
    I really like this. The lettering has an antique style of layout which looks great. The name does not get lost in the scrolls. The...
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    allan621 reacted to tdelewis's post in the thread Thermo-loc with Like Like.
    In my opinion, heating thermo-loc in a microwave causes uneven heating. This uneven heating causes hot spots and when it gets too hot...
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    allan621 reacted to mdengraver's post in the thread Thermo-loc with Like Like.
    Modeling clay is also helpful for securing objects while drilling so they don't spin.
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    allan621 reacted to silvermon's post in the thread Polishing pen with Like Like.
    Depending upon how aggressive you wan to get, you can also use dowel rod (1/8 or 1/4") of hickory or maple dipped into diamond or...
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    allan621 reacted to John B.'s post in the thread best way to sharpen beginner with Like Like.
    A piece of 1x2 maple wood has worked for me for many years. Just stab the newly sharpened graver into the END GRAIN. Or punch the wood...
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    allan621 replied to the thread best way to sharpen beginner.
    ALK123 The size blank you ordered from GRS is fine to start with. I buy blanks and if I need a thinner one for a certain job I just...
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    allan621 replied to the thread best way to sharpen beginner.
    AJB Using the cheaper gravers to get the sharpening down is a good idea. Being able to sharpen precisely with templates and fixtures is...
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    allan621 replied to the thread best way to sharpen beginner.
    AJB There are a lot of different square stock gravers available. But no matter what the recipe for the steel the main thing is...

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