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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    horologist,Glad the Walk a bout is going to work for you,you'll find very easy to control the H&C while moving around the pedestal,god luck. J.J.
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    Returning from semi-retirement

    Brain,Welcome back,get back to work that you love and keep up the good work. J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    Ken,I don't drink while driving or engrave,only have two beers in a week, thanks everyone for your find words J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    I'll be making a video on using the walkabout pedestal. J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    Dan,I meet and talked with Detrick Apel at a gun fair and he told me about the way the German engraver work with the H&C I did try it but it did't work for me,also have seen this video of Roger giving it a try,I am one who has done a lot of experimenting over the years and the walkabout works...
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    flint,If you build one just cap it off on both ends and fill it with cement or bricks standing and walking around while engraving will save your back. J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    rripp,The vise on the pedestal is on a rubber donut no problem with movement when engraving.flint,I have no idea the weight of of the pedestal maybe 300 lb. I have seven vise. J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    monk,It's simple four 2+6's 40" high and capped off on both ends filled or cement or bricks,easy to rock around the shop.I place it under two over head lights.If anyone has a better way I like to hear it. J.J.
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    The Walk A'Bout Pedestal

    Here is what I use for hammer & chisel and cutting scrolls in one pass without stopping. This would be an inexpensive way for anyone starting out in the art of engraving. What do you think? J.J.
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    Concerning the business of engraving.

    Jon,Don't give up try to get with someone for advice. J.J.
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    Concerning the business of engraving.

    Grayson,Thanks glad to see everything is going well for you I now have my own face book site check it out, J.J.Roberts School of Artistic Engraving.
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    Concerning the business of engraving.

    When I got the book Art of Engraving by James Meek in 1973 I got some tools and practiced for two years on just practice plates,then the gun shows looking for gun parts to engraving.My engraving started to look fair not great and I started to do gun shows and got small work floor plates,triggers...
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    finish's

    Sam,Looks great,I slow rust the parts and remove with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner to get the French gray,do you ad anything to the Naval Jelly? J.J.

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