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Old 01-22-2012, 02:35 PM
David Potter David Potter is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: TEXAS
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I'd like to say hello to everybody and that it's nice to find a forum of very talented individuals with similar interests. I look forward to learning and participating in the forums.
About me: I've been involved in fine art casting for about 15 years now as a sculptor, welder, and metal technician. I got into using pneumatic rotary tools about 5 yrs. ago to carve low relief in bronze, steel, and just about anything else I could get my hands on. I consider the instant gratification and uniqueness of engraving directly into metal a very nice relief from the casting process.
A few years ago I picked up a traditional push graver set when - even with all the varied bits - a rotary tool just wasn't giving me the look I wanted, and I was hooked. Combining the two is fantastic!
So, I finally decided to get serious about it and realized I'm going to need some better equipment (saving my pennies for a palmgraver). In the meantime, I'd like to find a good vice. I have been considering the Goliath: any suggestions?
here's a couple things i've done lately:
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:15 PM
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Daniel Houwer Daniel Houwer is offline
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Howdy David,

Love your work. Really something different.
About the goliath vise? Couldnt go wrong there.
to the forum.
The best things in life are still made by hand.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:08 AM
SEngraver SEngraver is offline
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Hi David,

Great work,I like it also.

My opinion on the Goliath is same as Daniels,that is real quality .

Learn from those who know more than you do and teach those who know less than you do. - I.M.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:59 AM
allarddesign allarddesign is offline
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welcome, your work is beautiful! some real talent for sure.
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