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Posted: 6/6/2008 3:57:04 PM EDT
Got my lower back tonight.  I am very happy with the results considering how I did it (don't ask, you will probably laugh).  However, how do I know it's .003 inches deep?  Or am I worrying about to much?
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 1:49:40 AM EDT
I wouldn't worry too much.
A human hair measures about .0015, and a piece of paper is just under .003.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 2:02:12 AM EDT
some numbers here might be a little off.

most people can generally see something @ about .005 (five thousandths) of an inch, so .003 would easily be exceeded by the engraver
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 2:46:56 AM EDT
I think .003 was kind of random. They probably didn't want people using paint or markers or the likes. You will "know" if it looks deep enough.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 3:17:57 AM EDT
Well, it's clearly into the metal as it's good and silver where it's engraved.  And I can run my finger down it and feel it.  I was just comparing it to the manufacturer engravings and they were'nt nearly as deep.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 3:37:08 AM EDT
Mine is 0.003. I had it done by a jewler. I would have got it deeper if I'd really known how light 0.003 is, but it's legal.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 3:38:18 AM EDT

Quoted:
Mine is 0.003. I had it done by a jewler. I would have got it deeper if I'd really known how light 0.003 is, but it's legal.


So did you have a little initial shock at first at what .003 was?
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 8:03:20 AM EDT
I had mine done at a trophy shop for ten bucks with one of those engravers that just
trace out a big letter and scratch the engraving into the metal to the size you set. Very
nice looking and very easily done. I was shocked at how shallow that depth actually is
at first but after applying a bit of paint from a paint pen over it the letters blend in nice
and show up well still.
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