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  1. Sam

    Push Dagger

    Superb work, Brian!
  2. Sam

    Need A Better Microscope!!!

    I'm a 0.5x guy myself. The 8" of working distance is a great benefit to me, and both my Leica and Zeiss scopes are setup for 8". I should add that a 0.5x on a Meiji EMZ-5 will give you about 6" of working distance. On the Leica A60 it'll provide about 8". On my Zeiss scope I use a 0.4x to get...
  3. Sam

    Howard Dove shout out

    Congrats to Mike and Tom for the recognition! Sounds like you're having a good time, and I'm looking forward to FEGA. BTW, I met Howard Dove at the NRA convention 40+ years ago and he engraved a sample of his scroll for me. He's one of the first people I ever saw doing engraving.
  4. Sam

    A Bit More Two-Step

    Just amazing as always, Sam. Your scroll is to die for.
  5. Sam

    A Bit More Two-Step

    Incredibly beautiful work, Sam! How I love to see your projects. I hope we get to see this beauty @ FEGA!
  6. Sam

    Question: Newby question about sharpening

    The Apex is designed to work with GRS QC holders (the black holder you circled). You must mount your gravers into those and then plug them into the fixture. If you're not using QC holders then the Apex is might not be the best sharpener for you. If you're sharpening traditional gravers or...
  7. Sam

    Colt SAA Engraved.

    Engraving, casemaking, doesn't get any better than this. You did Winston and yourself proud, Damien!
  8. Sam

    Question: Engraveable watch dials

    Watch dials are made of brass and are very easy to engrave. The first thing you need to know is what kind movement is in the watch. Let's say it's an ETA 2824 or Sellita equivalent (Swiss clone of ETA). If so, find a dial on ebay or with a google search that fits ETA movements. The next thing...
  9. Sam

    Engraving Standing Up Using GRS Palm Control To Help With Back Problems

    Yes you can stand up and engrave just fine with GRS Airtact palm actuated handpieces.
  10. Sam

    Help, please: HEEL DRAG PLEASEEEEE HELP

    Here’s my reply to your Facebook post in case you didn’t see it. ———————— Heel drag is usually the result of 10% graver geometry and 90% (lack of) graver control. You have some really good, clean lines, and a few with heel drag. You will notice that on gentle curves there's less drag, and on...
  11. Sam

    Perugini Visini progress pics

    It looks fantastic, Dan!! Very nicely done!
  12. Sam

    Sam Alfano's Tips and Tricks

    I don't understand why someone couldn't find my tips & tricks site. It's been online for over a decade and a simple google search locates it in 0.79 seconds. Thanks for posting the link :)
  13. Sam

    Question: Website suggestions

    I have a couple of good domain names for sale if you’re interested.
  14. Sam

    RIP Gianfranco Pedersoli

    Gianfranco's obit: https://www.memoriesbooks.it/brescia/sarezzo/necrologi-gianfranco-pedersoli-52177 The last time I saw him was 2003.
  15. Sam

    Couple more

    Beautiful work, Shawn!
  16. Sam

    RIP Gianfranco Pedersoli

    RIP Gianfranco Pedersoli 1946-2021. One of the world’s great master engravers died yesterday from heart failure. A huge loss for the engraving world.
  17. Sam

    Franz Marktl

    RIP Franz. Met him once years ago. Old guys passing the torch to the next generation. As it should be, and as it's been done for eons.
  18. Sam

    Help with gravermax

    That's a relief. At least now you know it can be fixed. Not much can be done with the fakes. I'm assuming you've called them by now. Talk to Greg @ GRS and he'll get you squared away. Or call their toll free number and ask to speak to Rex Pedersen. He's also a GRS technical guru who can assist...
  19. Sam

    Just finished this Al Mar

    Nicely designed. Good work.
  20. Sam

    Limestone morning glory garland

    great video Walter!! Really nice work you're doing.

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