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Old 01-31-2012, 08:03 AM
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My name is Gary Rohrbaugh and live in Elkton, Md. I'm a machinist by trade and now I do CNC programing. Also I do photography mostly wildlife and nature. First I would like to thank Steve in helping me choose the Classic Engraver. Also would like to say that this is a great forum with a wealth of information. There are so many talented engravers on this site that seem to help new people like me who is taking up this fine art. I was in a muzzleloading club years ago and have built 2 Vincent style longrifles but never done any engraving on them. I had made some tools from high speed tool blanks and done some H&C work. Nothing to write home about but did get my feet wet so to speak. What got my interest back into this is that everyear I go to W.Va. at Thanksgiving to see family and deer hunt. The week before my cousin had called me asking to bring my tools and give a demo. After showing him how I do it and after looking over a few books he took me over to a local gun maker. Found out after talking to him that he took lessons from a well-known gun maker called Keith Casteel. I got to see some of Keith's patch box engravings up close and the bug hit me. So thats what brings me here today. Just before Christmas I ordered my Classic with a foot pedal. My first cut with the unit was WOW! I have reviewed and used Steve's tutorial videos. There so easy to understand and use. Anyway thanks so much for letting join in your forum and I know I'll learn a lot from here.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:52 AM
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:25 PM
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Thanks Myrthe, I've seen your Hobo nickles and there outstanding!
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:50 PM
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Hello to you also Evgeni Dimov
And Thanks for the welcome
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:14 PM
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Gary,to the forum,you'll find a sharing, friendly and talented group of men & women here. J.J.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:54 PM
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Welcome Gary, I am sure you will find the answers to any questions from this group of talented guys, I'm fairly new as well and everyone has been super nice here. Look forward to seeing your progress.
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HI G.rohrbaugh,

Its nice to know you,Welcome to The Engraving Forum.

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Old 02-11-2012, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for having me. Great site and everyone is helpful.
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Welcome Gary,

Since you mentioned Keith Casteel, I have attached a few imaes of his work.

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Welcome to the forum, Gary! A good site to learn a lot & see loads of beautiful stuff! Regards, Paulsph
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:54 AM
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Thanks to everyone! Roger thanks for posting pictures of the guns that Keith Casteel makes. He used to have a web site but I can no longer find it. Don't know if something happened to him.
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