in need of instruction manual for New Hermes engraver

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  1. hothead

    hothead Silver $$ Contributor

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    Just picked up a New Hermes , engraving machine . Model GTX. I need an instruction manual, user manual, what ever is available.
    Also , if someone could send me a picture of jig to hold Barrel's and actions. I got a very brief 15 minute's of instruction. a manual for this machine would be very useful .
    If anyone has a manual they don't need, or is willing to get a copy made, I will pay any fees involved.

    Thanks, Ken Livengood
     
  2. watercam

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    Give the manufacturer a call...
     
  3. ridgeway

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    Pretty basic. Diamond scribes can be found here...

    http://www.diamondtool.com/diaengrav.html

    I prefer the 120 for barrels and 130 for smaller height text and smaller diameter stuff...

    The arm is adustable for duplication ratio. I think for larger font, smaller the number. I set mine on 3.5 for barrels. Make sure all three locations are set on the same number. There is a scale on the arm, on the scribe holder and one that moves the entire arm back and forth.

    I milled a Vee groove in my vise for barrels.

    Line up your scribe to center of barrel and position your text where you want it to start and end. Put light downward pressure on scribe with one hand and trace the font with other. Quite simple.
     

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  4. Rustystud

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    Ken give me a call next week.
    9196626848.
     
  5. butchlambert

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    My engraver looks to be the same as Ken's. I made a vee block that fit the dowelpins of the vise. You will need something adjustable to hold the barrel hanging out the LH side of the engraver. I will loan you a set of instructions if you will PM an address. Jay Lynn sold 2 floor madels with elec motors and scratch capability with fonts at the Shilen Swap Meet yesterday for $600 ea. I believe he mnight stll have a couple desktop models left.
     
  6. mikecockcroft

    mikecockcroft Silver $$ Contributor

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    Butch
    Could you pm me a phone number to contact Jay about the engravers he may have for sale
    Mike Cockcroft
     
  7. butchlambert

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    On the way.
     
  8. Dusty Stevens

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    Tell jay i said hey. Miss seeing yall every year
     
  9. hothead

    hothead Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks everyone , I think we have it covered.
    Ken Livengood
     
  10. akajun

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    I bought one of Jays desktop models
    Need a copy of the manual as well
     
  11. BuckKliebert

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    Here’s a picture of the engraver jaws at Shilen.
    Buck
     

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  12. akajun

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    heres a manual for the models IM, mII, IL, ILK, ITFK, ITX, IRX, IRXK but its close enough to my TX that Ill say its for that one too.
    Thanks to Butch Lambert for sending it to me.
     

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