Recent content by SamW

  1. SamW

    Announcement: I'm Retired

    Welcome back...and to old age Bruce. Sounds more like you are self unemployed.
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    How Deep To Cut?

    Numerically...I cut scroll and background at about .003 to .005" in depth. Steel sculpting perhaps a coupe thou more. Gold line borders not much deeper.
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    working while staying at home

    Leland, I use the small polishing pins (2mm) as sold by Rio Grande, hand held like a pencil. I use the very fine green one. The case hardening locks in the fine detail and light polishing will remove the color easily without disturbing the metal. I selectively remove the color, leaving it...
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    working while staying at home

    No...his foot is tucked in just as it shows on the photo I took of it many years ago. Here is the photo and you can see if you look close the left tootsie is tucked under...doesn't show well in the engraving photo but it is there and I plan it will show well when CC is polished off. Same...
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    working while staying at home

    I would say it helps a LOT!
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    working while staying at home

    Take a look at my bark treatment shown on page 8.
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    working while staying at home

    Most excellent Marty, most excellent!!!
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    Latest knifeprosject and thanks to R. Ronnie

    Excellent...I like it!!
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    Help, please: Coin carving question

    Ditto pulling scrapers. I find the face edge of gravers work well for very light scraping which will flatten an area with patience, even large areas (with larger graver faces).
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    Critique Request Another attempt at Blackleaf

    Ditto all of the above...Keep at it Dan!
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    working while staying at home

    Looks great Marty. Don't hit any bumps on that down hill run! Or hit any trees if the slope is fast!
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    working while staying at home

    Not sure what that means Marty but I will stick to my Optivisor!
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    working while staying at home

    Closer to real size...but still a bit large...about twice the actual scroll.
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    working while staying at home

    I might point out that as large as the scroll test looks, the scroll is less than half an inch wide.
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    working while staying at home

    Todd, here are a couple...didn't take much in the way of progress photos of the drawing of the design. The one photo is a test cut of the scroll internals I did as I have not cut scroll quite like this before...close but not exactly.

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