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  1. Scratchmo

    Mobile Engraving Studio

    It's been a long time since I've posted, but I thought this might be of interest to engravers who like to travel. I bought this 2000 Chevy Express van about 10 years ago. The original conversion was done when it was new by Sportsmobile in Austin who installed the pop-top among other things. The...
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    Cronite Ruling Machine

    Cronite is still in business and actually has a few NEW ones still in stock priced at $5,200.
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    Cronite Ruling Machine

    I used to buy inks and wiping cloths from them years ago. I'll do a search. I just assumed they were no longer in business.
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    Cronite Ruling Machine

    No I didn't know it had that.
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    Cronite Ruling Machine

    A Cronite ruling machine. I've had it around for a while and now thinking about selling it but I have no clue where to even start on value. I realize this is the Hand Engraving forum, but these machines were used by Banknote engravers in addition to hand engraving to scribe and etch very fine...
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    Warming a Graver Vise

    I used to use my propane annealing torch to warm it up in the morning. Big wide flame. It took about a minute or two.
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    Help, please: Meiji Emz8-Tr to handycam camcorder

    I liked that unit you were using and was inspired to order it for my demonstrations and YouTube videos. It all arrived yesterday, so I'm trying to get some orders out of the way this morning so I can hook it all up and try it out. Thanks for the tip!
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    Silver Finger Picks

    Here's a set I was recently commissioned to do for Scott Vestal, a seven time IBMA award winner and maker of the Stealth banjo. They were commissioned by a mutual friend for his birthday which is tomorrow. He's already received them so yesterday I got the go-ahead to show them. The black hand...
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    Silver Finger Picks

    Very nice! Yes, I can supply flat, blank picks. They are still die struck to form the Patent Pending gripper teeth on the inside. They also go through a pre-shaping operation that thins the bands and keeps the blades at 16 gauge. ( twice as thick as 'regular' picks) The thick, soft silver...
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    Silver Finger Picks

    Hand engraved dies. Some are direct engraved. I don't do laser. I use special tools to form them. Mandrel won't work because that would flatten the patent pending gripper teeth on the inside.
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    Silver Finger Picks

    This is our latest production model pick. The "Classic Shield" model. And our new, die struck thumb picks. And for the heavy metal banjo players, the ever popular "Death Grip" model...
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    Silver Finger Picks

    I've been developing a new style of finger picks for several years now. I engraved the hubs and/or dies to strike them in our hydraulic press but sometimes I do complete customs for presentation sets for special musicians or occasions, etc. My most popular models are personalized with initials...
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    Announcement: Pledge Membership

    It worked that time. I guess I didn't wait long enough for my deposit to be credited. I've just got some practice blanks to sell if I ever get around to listing them. If not, I still wanted to donate to the cause. This is a great service you do for the engraving community Sam!
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    Announcement: Pledge Membership

    Sam, It won't take my money. I deposited to my paypal account a few days ago, I'm using my correct password, but it won't accept it through paypal for some reason.

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