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Old 06-03-2014, 05:50 PM
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This is a medium size goose egg I carved with my new 400,000rpm's saw. This is one of the first so hopefully I'll get better.

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A OU jewelery box from a large goose egg. This was a commision piece.
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This egg is actually flexable. When it's hung up it gets longer and when it's placed on a stand it gets shorter. It's about 25 years old.
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Very nice.
You must have a steady hand and a lot of practice.
I didn't know there was a saw that ran at 400,000 RPM.
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Backlash it's made by a dental lab but there are several that run that fast. Mine is a Lab Air -Z oil free by Shofu inc. Most run between 360,000 and 400,000 rpm's. I've been doing egging for a little over 45 years.
Go to graphictransfer.com and you can see what it does. People that do gun stock engraving use this kind of saw.

Check out these links.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...=Egg+engraving
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One of my favorite.

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One I did for my husband a few years ago before I got the new say. I can do a much better
job now on one like this. It is a emu egg.

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Here is an evening bag made from a emu egg.

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Very nice. You have the patience of a saint and the touch of a surgeon. The only work I do with eggs is huevos rancheros.
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What's funny Dave is I have zero patience with most things but this.........I can happily set for a half hour and hold a hing on an egg while the glue sets.
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Heavy Metal Egg

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Beautiful beautiful outstanding hobby.

Emu eggs to me are very beautiful---scare a chicken to death!! :

Shows emotional edgeyness(word?)
Great strength in your concentration.
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You are one talented lady! Your work is stunning.Thanks for sharing your

photos. I love looking at people's pics.

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The "metal" eggs are very easy and require no speical equipment.

Start with a clean egg, glue what ever trim you like on the egg with Elmer's type glue.
When that's good and dry spray it with flat black Krylon.
When the paint is dry use Rub N' Buff to add the color, in this case silver, as much or as little as you like. The first one's you will probably add to much. The idea is to make the egg look like tarnished metal.

There are several ladies doing Steam Punk style eggs and believe it or not they are beautiful. Very imaginative.

Thanks for the compliments.

To be really impressed do a Google & You Tube search of "Egg art". Or "Engraving - Carving eggs".
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The yokes on you Bat Man..... Bwahahaa
That is nice work...

I'm sure with the shapes of cutters available now in good quality carbide and industrial diamond, you can work on about anything and get any result you want...

In the machine shop we had deep bore grinders.... A giant version of the dentists air grinder you have.... They ran 250-300 thousand rpm... At that time, they were very hard to maintain and keep running well... The motors on them were about the size of the power head on a KitchenAid stand mixer..... We also used diamond at times... Technology has changed...

I made several fixtures for gunsmith engravers that they would use to resharpen there hammered engraving chisels.... Most of them I knew used simple square lathe turning tool bits of Super MoMax, cobalt, high speed steel.... Again, technology changes...

Like said.... The only things I can do with eggs, requires a skillet...
Thanks for sharing.... Enjoy
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Thanks all.
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Wow .. just wow. Incredible work.
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Here is a link to Facebook for the Dallas Egg Show I went to today.
I may try to work up enough eggs to have a table next year. Everyone seems to have a great time.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/384956828243103/


Now you can see why I say "I got nuthin" compaired to some of these ladies and guys.
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I do detail work on wood.....very interested to hear your thoughts on the Lab Air -Z oil free by Shofu. As I have a few micro motors but nothing on a compressor that goes super fast. Have you had other machines in the past...if so how did you rate those compared to the Shofu. Love your eggs by the way.....talk about extreme fragile work!
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WW, the only cutter I have ever had is a Dremel that is at least 44-45 years old. Well that's not true, I have one that is basically a vacuum hose with a turbine on the end. You plug the hose up to a vacuum cleaner & that runs the drill bit. It is a Roto Flex and turns 120,000 rpm. This company sold out to another company but I don't know the name of it. I can find out if you want. It's just hard to use since what you hold is as big as a vacuum hose. The Shofu is like holding a fat ink pen.

If you are thinking about a Shofu contact graphictransfer.com.

Now that the show is over and the OU egg is done I'll start getting organized and do some carving soon. The show runs through tomorrow but today took the starch right out of me. It was hot in there! Plus I made the circuit at least 3 times. I filled up a small rolling carry on bag. Well I did buy four ostrich eggs though.


Oh, and thank you!
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This lady was at the show today. Lovely and very talented wife of a diplomat from India. Educated out the wahoo too!
http://www.eggdeco.com
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Shofu contact graphictransfer.com. I went to the site and was looking....before I posted. How do you like your machine does it run all day every day like they claim?? The Shofu only has a 90 day warranty ...what is up with that....but I read it is top of the line machine? The reason I ask,....there is so much junk out there with their one year warranties, and impossible to get service. Something breaks and the companies says you mistreated the machine, which I find a norm with manufacturers today are just not honorable. I know tons of people, who complain that the machines are not made well.... so I was just asking your opinion. The machine looks good, I been looking at NSK but reviews say this is better.
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WW, if you watch the video again I think it says while it says it only has a 90 day warrenty it actually has a one year one. At least he says that in one of the videos. You can find some on YouTube also. Probably the same one.

As I wrote, I have only had it for a few weeks and have not had time to do much with it, I've carved three so far, but I think most eggers that do a lot of carving use this one. I like this one because it's pretty much 100% repairable if something does go wrong and it uses no oil. I have read several reports that say no matter what the advertisement says oil will be sprayed on you and your work with the ones that need oil. Maybe not much and not often but it does happen.

I know nothing about a NSK.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Mighty fine work there... except the second piece, it should be UO and green and gold

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