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  1. DakotaDocMartin

    Brass Graver Lube Cups

    Originally designed by Sam Alfano, I decided to make a run of 144 of these heavy brass graver lube cups. A tool you will use every day and it will last just about forever. Sam uses one for lube and one for Transfer Wax. You can get them on eBay here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274791800959 They...
  2. DakotaDocMartin

    Lindsay Engraving Collets vs GRS Tools Collets

    The subject of whether you can use the Lindsay Engraving long collets in the GRS hand pieces and whether you can use the GRS QC collets in the Lindsay collet nose hand pieces has come up from time to time. I did a side by side comparison and, they are fully interchangeable. The Lindsay collet...
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    Question: Engravers Cafe vs Engraving Bench - Hand Engraving Tips & Techniques

    I know many of us are on both forums. I tend to check the Facebook version more often and, only check in here once in awhile. I VERY rarely look at the Engraving Forum (Lindsay) but, I do once in awhile. Almost never for the others. As for myself, I'm thinking Sam and the Facebook forum is...
  4. DakotaDocMartin

    Hand Cast Pewter Cabinet Pulls

    We are having our master bathroom remodeled and I bought these hand cast pewter cabinet pulls made by Notting Hill in Wisconsin. As small of a world it is when it comes to engravers and engraving, I'd almost bet that someone here on the forum must have engraved the mold.
  5. DakotaDocMartin

    More stone carvings of Acanthus Leaf Scrolls - Grand Forks, ND Masonic Temple

    Here are two more drone photos of 104 year old stone carvings that are part of the 104 year old Grand Forks, ND Masonic Temple :biggrin:
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    Acanthus leaf scrolls carved in stone 104 years ago

    I was flying my camera drone taking some photos of our local Masonic Temple here in Grand Forks, North Dakota recently. There are some things that a person can't see very readily from the street level. I like the acanthus leaf scrolls on either side of the Scottish Rite eagle. The...
  7. DakotaDocMartin

    Interesting: Argentium vs Continuum vs Sterlium Tarnish

    Here's something of interest about how the various non-tarnishing silvers fare over time. Argentium vs Continuum vs Sterlium Tarnish
  8. DakotaDocMartin

    Lee Marshall died

    I got this email today: It is with the greatest regret that Knew Concepts announces the passing of Lee Marshall, the inventor of the Knew Concepts saws, as well as the originator of the Bonny Doon line of hydraulic presses and tooling. He passed at home, surrounded by family, after a...
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    Elvis Presley Revolvers up for sale at RIA

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/3/29/hunka-hunka-burnin-iron-elvis-presleys-revolvers-up-for-auction/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=insider&utm_campaign=0417 :biggrin::thumbsup::shock: https://www.rockislandauction.com/catalog/70/?keywords=elvis
  10. DakotaDocMartin

    10 things every Rolex owner should know

    "They Use An Expensive And Difficult To Machine Steel Because It Looks Better Many watch lovers are familiar with the fact that Rolex uses a type of steel that no one else uses. Stainless steel is not all the same. Steel comes in various types and grades... and most steel watches are made from...
  11. DakotaDocMartin

    Lynton McKenzie collector belt buckle from 1985

    Here are two high-res photos I took with my iPhone 6 and the Nimbus Cloud Dome. I figured I'd share them here on the forum. :biggrin:
  12. DakotaDocMartin

    Dr. Henry M. Wheeler's Past Master's Jewel

    I recently came into the possession of Dr. Henry M. Wheeler's Acacia Lodge No.4 Past Master's jewel. Doc Wheeler is famous for helping to thwart the robbery of the 1st National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota on September 7, 1876. He shot and killed gang member Clell Miller from across the...
  13. DakotaDocMartin

    Desk top photography using a Nimbus Cloud Dome and an iPhone 6 camera

    Here's something that's cool! :cool: I bought a Nimbus Cloud Dome for small sized desktop product photography using an iPhone 6 camera. I snapped a photo of my 33rd Degree Scottish Rite belt buckle as it was something I had handy. I used my two desk lamps for light and the desk top itself...
  14. DakotaDocMartin

    Announcement: Roger Henrichs passed away today

    I received an email from Roger Henrich's son in law informing me that Roger passed away at 1:15 pm today, October 31, 2015. Roger was keeping it a secret from mostly everyone but he had been battling lung cancer all summer. He went through the chemo and radiation therapy and he was looking...
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    Announcement: Senate Bill Would Protect Legal Ivory Owners and African Elephants

    Senate Bill Would Protect Legal Ivory Owners and African Elephants Ends USFWS Unilateral Ivory Ban and Focuses on African Elephant Poachers Senators Daines (R-MT) and Alexander (R-TN) introduced S 1769, the African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015. Companion...
  16. DakotaDocMartin

    Photo Gallery: 14 Amazing Engraved Guns of Gun Digest 2015

    Photo Gallery: 14 Amazing Engraved Guns of Gun Digest 2015 :thumbsup::clapping::tiphat::banana::bow:
  17. DakotaDocMartin

    Help, please: Air supply for Paasche Airbrush and Air Eraser?

    I have a small 1 gallon air compressor that I use for an air nailer and and air stapler. I'm thinking about buying a remotely mounted regulator with a water trap. I think that should work to run a Paasche VL Air Brush and AEC Air Eraser. What do you think? :thinking:
  18. DakotaDocMartin

    The Dunning–Kruger effect

    It's not engraving but can be applied to engraving and just about everything else. Interesting thoughts. :eek: Dunning–Kruger effect
  19. DakotaDocMartin

    May the force of the Cafe be with you all

    I figured this was funny enough that I copied this from another thread. It may get seen more this way. :) :thumbsup::graver:
  20. DakotaDocMartin

    How I mounted a fluorescent ring light on my Meiji EMZ-5

    I wanted to mount my fluorescent ring light on my Meiji microscope and didn't want to scratch the barlow lens housing. So, I gave it a bit of thought and came up with this idea. I found a rubber grommet with an inner diameter of 1 3/4" that goes on the barlow lens and the three thumb screws...

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