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    MikieDu replied to the thread Question: Gold Background.
    Inlaying gold into backgrounds is about the same as any other inlay technique. This is a non-technical description, but I simply remove...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Safe travel.
    I don't have a trusty steed like Marty - I'll arrive Thursday via Delta.........I hope.
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    MikieDu replied to the thread how to sharpen a liner?.
    Every engraver eventually comes up with their own particular way of sharpening Liners. Some of that depends on how one uses the Liner...
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    I posted photos of the 2019 Safari Rifle here in late October 2018 when John Bolliger and I had finished the work. The rifle has been...
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    I agree with Sam - all engravers, using power assist or push, need to be creative when making gravers and punches. Power Hones make it...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Laser "engraved" Beretta.
    When I visited the Giovanetti Bottega with the GRS Group in 2005, we saw rolling racks of Beretta receivers that were very lightly laser...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Colt single action.
    The answer here is to have the Colt "timed" by a competent Pistol Smith. Timing involves regulating when the pawl falls into the...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread How old are you?.
    Wow: all my friends are kids - Senior 76, but engraving keeps me active and fulfilled.
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Liner Gravers.
    Thanks guys, it’s good to know that the Stubs brand lives, at least in the hands of craftsmen who enjoy using them.
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    I’ve probably engraved a thousand mugs, baby cups, chalices and many other assorted vessels like this. As the others suggested - ask the...
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Liner Gravers.
    I haven’t been able to Google up any information about Stubs - but this tool looks to be very old.
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    MikieDu replied to the thread Liner Gravers.
    I agree with Mr. Roberts, NgraveR Co. makes great Liner Gravers. I would not agree that the Liner Graver is no longer acceptable in...
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