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  1. Vitello
    03-13-2012 02:08 PM
    Hi Chickenscratcher,,Thanks for the kind words, I can give you a tip, if you dont have the lyndsay colbolt carbide gravers, give them a try,,they cut real nice, and hold up much better than others I have tried.
    11-30-2011 11:34 AM
    Yes i trained at gem city. Had engraving training also just didnt have much interest like yourself till later. I had a good run on hobos but haven't done one for awhile. Thanks for the compliment.
  3. Ron Jr.
    10-02-2011 02:28 PM
    Ron Jr.
    Hi Chickenscratcher,

    I use Higgins Black Magic ink. As for your ivory staining are you using renaissance wax? Wax the piece before you start any work and between applications of ink/paint and that should stop the staining part. The only other explanation would be your surface was not polished fine enough. If your finish on the piece has small scratches the ink will get in them and look like staining. Oh and it's not uncommon to apply ink or paint a couple times or more to fill all the holes/work you have done. If you have any other ?'s just ask

  4. maxis
    12-28-2010 02:18 PM
    thank u very much for your comment
  5. James Miller FIPG
    08-08-2010 01:31 PM
    James Miller FIPG
    Hi Chickenscratcher, ( where does this name come from?). Thanks for your comment on my work. I have been lucky during my career, to have worked for customers who appreciated owning unique items made from precious metals.
  6. James Miller FIPG
    08-08-2010 01:25 PM
    James Miller FIPG
    Hi there,Why the name "chickenscratcher"? I am glad that you like my work, I have had a fortunate career, working for the limited customers who appreciate owning unique precious metal products.
  7. murad
    07-04-2010 02:38 PM
    Thanks big for councils. I will try to do next time as you have told...... I hope that at me it to turn out!.... I ask to excuse me for my English. I Russian but live in spain ... Many thanks once again.. murad
  8. Zippy
    05-08-2010 08:19 PM
    Hi, thats exactly what it is reverse bulino, and a lot of cross hatching, zippy.

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  • About chickenscratcher
    Trained Gem City College 1969, jeweler since then, taking up engraving again with more interest
    North East Indiana
    Gems, Lapidary, Woodworking, Lepidoptera, Art in general
    Semi-retired Jeweler


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