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Old 06-25-2006, 04:28 PM
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Just a quick hello from a fairly new member here. Regards...Sam.
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:44 PM
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Hi Sam

Really good to see you here. That gear stick sure is impressive along with everything else you engrave.

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:26 PM
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Welcome aboard Sam!

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Old 06-26-2006, 04:55 PM
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Not really a hobo nickel but similar. This is the size of a dime. I should explain to those who haven't seen the Colt before...that is the gearshift knob for my 1928 Model A pickup truck that I purchased in 1956. Does "last century" sound old to you folks? Does to me...

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Old 06-26-2006, 10:40 PM
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Hi Sam

That detail is amazing. I think your dimes are about the size of our 5 cent pieces, around 20mm?

Is this another piece of your truck?

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Old 06-27-2006, 06:51 AM
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Well Andrew, it is going to be a foxy truck for sure, but no, even I have to make a living now and again. That might look good set into the center of the steering wheel tho. Our nickel is 21mm and the dime is 18mm. Regards...

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Old 07-06-2006, 02:39 PM
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Sam,
I remember that Colt shifter from your table at the FEGA show along with the steering wheel. I couldn't recall you having a picture of the truck though.
Got one you can post?
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:48 PM
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Stan, there is a photo posted at the fega forum under shifter thread. Thanks...
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:37 PM
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certainly is a beautiful shifter- but i hope you dont drive with that thing loaded ! quite unique to say the least!:thumbsup:
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:57 PM
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Hi there Sam ---- glad to have another old hand on board. What everybody said re. your shifter goes here as well. Would live to see some of your newer work --- hows about it ? Ken
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:59 AM
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Welcome Sam,
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:33 AM
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Very Nice Introduction there, Sam
Care to share any bio with us. Looks like you've been engraving for at least 3 months!
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:58 PM
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Hi Danny,

When people ask me at the Reno show (the only one I attend) how long I have been engraving I usually look at my watch and say something like..."let's see now, what time is it?". Actually, this year marks 40 years studying engraving and I have been engraving for customers since '78. I was at the initial meeting to discuss the founding of FEGA and have attended every meeting so far. I already rue the day I may have to miss one. I do so enjoy all the great friends I have made in FEGA as well as customers and these forums. It is a great time to be alive and to be an engraver. Onward and Upward. Sam
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:04 PM
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Welcome Sam
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:50 PM
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hi sam .. i will keep this short so i dont put my foot in my mouth like i always do . ha,ha, . welcome aboard and it good to see you here .. ron p.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:34 PM
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Hi Sam, good to see you.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:37 PM
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Welcome Sam. You are one of my all-time favorites.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:40 PM
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Thanks one and all. You are making me feel mighty nice! S
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Hi Sam, I just finished watching your DVD from FEGA on inlay and was suprised to see you do iron wire inlay. I guess I knew about soft iron inlay but never thought about iron wire. Thanks for a job well done.

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What are the advantages / uses of iron wire inlay?

I can see the challenges, but what are the benefits of laying iron into steel (I assume you're laying it in steel - putting iron into something soft like brass would be really challenging).
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