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  1. Josh Murray

    I Dig Homemade Tools.

    It seems every piece of equipment needed to produce metal castings costs at least $300 bucks. When I started out I needed a wax injector so this is what I came up with from crap I had laying around the studio. It is a cup from a paint sprayer sitting on a cheap electric burner which provides the heating element. Some brass pneumatic fittings hooked up to an airbrush compressor for the air pressure and a meat thermometer for the temperature gauge. It worked pretty well. If you guys have photos of tools or equipment that you made please share.
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    New Ring.

    Hey guys, finally got my website up for the silver work as well as a blog Just wanted to share. flintlocksilver.com
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    What's On Your Bench?

    Some rings and nonsense.
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    New Ring.

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    New Ring.

    Wax carving that I just finished for a new silver ring. http://flintlockprivateer.deviantart.com/art/New-skull-ring-carving-372887767
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    Am I The Only One?

    Hi Niky, all of my pieces are carved by hand. J
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    Am I The Only One?

    I have a small wax carving gallery here. http://flintlockprivateer.deviantart.com/gallery/23921261
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    Rifflers Made In U.s.?

    I get all my rifflers from Italy, they are incredibly well made and worth every dollar. I get them from the Sculpture House website.
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    Intersting article

    These pieces are amazing. I'm tempted to do one in silver.
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    Maple Bookshelf With Carved Wings.

    Thanks Ken,I started the wings with a mallet and chisels. I unfortunately had a torn tendon in my arm so I had to switch over to the Foredom after a while. It's like a larger more powerful Dremel. I also used an attachment for it that is basically a reciprocating electric chisel that I picked up a while back. I didn't think I would like it but it turned out to be very helpful, especially with a sore arm. A Dremel would work, it would just take a while longer.
  11. I have not carved much wood in the past but the maple was surprisingly easy to carve. I didn't have much time on this one so the wings are a bit crude but it was fun. Stained in a cherry oak and lacquered.
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    Water Buffalo Skull.

    Found this on the internet. I think it is amazing. http://justinsomnia.org/2010/12/the-souvenir-i-didnt-get/
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    Very impressive composition and finishing.
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    Fresh Oak

    Thanks again Mark, seems to be working like a charm.
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    Fresh Oak

    Thanks much Mark, I will do that. I have a bunch of paraffin and plastic. Much appreciated. Josh