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    Issue 130 of The Engraver

    FEGA's The Engraver magazine is always high quality publication. A heads up. Issue 130 is really outstanding. For those of us who are lucky enough to receive it, a feast for the eyes and brain. Wonderful engraving, photography, articles and composition. Congratulations to all the contributors...
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    Inlay very small dots technique

    There are many ways to do this. Looks like you are already getting good results by your enclosed pictures. So I suggest that you stay with that technique. One thing that you may find helpful. To form a ball for inlay hold your wire in a vertical position. Apply the flame of a propane torch to...
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    Laser "engraved" Beretta

    Michael, thank you for the info on the tech learning curve for high grade laser engraving. I have long admired your tech knowledge, as well as you artistic ability. Being tech challenged myself, if you say it's tough, it's tough. Best of luck with the learning.
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    Laser "engraved" Beretta

    Some pretty nice work. However it was created.
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    Laser "engraved" Beretta

    Thank you for the link, Grayson.
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    The Secret Meeting of Bulgarian Engravers 2021

    Evgeni, Love what you do to inspire and empower the children into engraving. Another great jewel in your crown.!
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    Knife Scales

    Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing, Brian.
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    Critique Request Some doodles to show

    I like your attempt at moonlit clouds, JB. Well done And Goldjockey's suggestion about some details on the hills is another winner.
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    Engraving for the wall

    Leland, Congratulations to your son and his wife. Hope they long enjoy your lovely gift.
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    Thank you for encouraging a young man with a dream

    Well done, big improvement. Thanks for giving the suggestion a try, Please also see my PM to you.
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    Thank you for encouraging a young man with a dream

    JB, well done, it is popular and no need to avoid inking the background. Your pendant and design show much better with the contrast IMO. Thank you for giving it a try. Please also see my personal message.
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    Thank you for encouraging a young man with a dream

    Well done and nice design. You might want to try rubbing a little ink into the design to bring out the details. Speedball oil-based Block Printers Ink works well for this. Black #3550. Just spread a little on and wipe off the excess. If you don't like the results you can easily remove it with a...
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    Nikon microscope ques

    Looks good if the price is right. But you might need a more versatile stand if you are engraving big items. With the .4 objective lens it has you should have decent working distance.
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    Metalsmithing course

    A wonderful book to study is "Metal Techniques For Craftsmen" by Oppi Untracht. Published by Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-03027-4. Many many fabrication and decorative metal techniques. It may be out of print at this time but an internet search may find a good used copy. It is a large hard cover book...
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    Latest knife learning inlay

    Very well done, congratulations to you and to your teacher Roger Ronnie.

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