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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    One of the first things I was taught in jelwery school was that there were no substitutes for Ruby Stones. I have one in my jewlery...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    I do recall Frank's seminar and what he said about sharpening...dubbing was an after-thought of his demonstration. He gave a a quick...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    Yes Marty, but we are relics of the art. The 105 is finding favor with lots of folks, it's a good medium V graver with lots of good...
  • MikieDu
    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    Dubbing is not graver geometry specific, it works (stengthens the cutting point) on all V and onglette shaped gravers.
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Bulldozer.
    It's a commercial sharpening guide for grinding/forming the dubbed face. I don't sell the Otto Carter Bulldozer Fixture, but I use it -...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    I recently had to engrave a Model 70m Winchester action for a John Bolliger Custom .470. I really had a great opportunity to test...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    It's a very precise and delicate little operation - Frank Hendricks talked about it when he presented the very first FEGA Seminar back...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    Because of the way this special "Bulldozer" geometry strengthens the graver. Bulldozer is the term phrased by its creator, Otto Carter...
  • MikieDu
    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    It is a sharpening method that creates a "dubbed" cutting plane along the full length of the face.
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    Yes, although there are some differences in the hardness for the stainless and blued steel models, the loading gates and hammers are...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    These fixtures will work for some of the Vacquero parts: the frames, the barrel, the ejector tube, the hammer and the screws. They will...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread SAA Work Holding Question.
    I worked directly with GRS to design the set of Colt SAA Fixtures that they manufacture and market. These are a result of many years of...
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    I have been using my 901 as came from the GRS Shop in about 2002. DJ Glaser brought his 901 trial model to the FEGA Show at the Silver...

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