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Chuck Key Dieties, also etching


#1

About the only part of the Chucky threads I read was when the wise
man said he has many Chuckies located at strategic points on the
bench. Don’t get me wrong , I like wandering around the shop looking
for stuff, or staring at the bench with that glazed look waiting for
a lost object to reappear (having concluded that the only explanation
for the object in questions’ missingness is that it has temporarily
dematerialized) , as much as anybody, but even I have limits. So I
too have adopted the philosophy of multiple tool redundancy, and
(what the hey?) multiple dieties associated with them. I thought my
wife was silly for buying scissors for every room in the house, but
as usual in turned out that she was the smart one. Pliers, files,
cutters, C-clamps, vise grips, pens, scissors, jewelers saws, these
things can be found at 2 or 3 different places around the shop, and
as the wise man said, because of this there’s a 90% chance of finding
what you want.

So, I don’t know how you folks are getting the transparency/laser
printed etching masks to iron on, because I can’t get it to stick
worth a crap!. It’s back to hit and miss with glossy paper for me.

No new pictures of waffles are posted yet, but I will notify when
they are.

Adios,
El Dar de Albuquerque


#2
    So, I don't know how you folks are getting the
transparency/laser printed etching masks to iron on, because I
can't get it to stick worth a crap!. It's back to hit and miss with
glossy paper for me. No new pictures of waffles are posted yet, but
I will notify when they are. 

Here are a couple of tricks for transferring that image:

  1. Clean you metal with a ScotchBrite pad or something similar to
    give is some tooth.

  2. Heat the metal from the opposite side.

Timothy A. Hansen
TAH Handcrafted Jewelry
web-site: www.tah-handcrafted-jewelry.com
e-mail: tim@tah-handcrafted-jewelry.com