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  • misspond's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 PM
    Never seems to have the right colour for copper in stock though unfortunately.
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  • pearlescence's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    Rose gold vermeil wires? no probs with skin contact
    10 replies | 220 view(s)
  • mizgeorge's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    I've always thought Emma Ralph was the best source for niobium/titanium earwires -...
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  • misspond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Can't disagree that there's lots listed, just that most of them of the correct colour are in the US and will incur postage charges that whack the...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread room for improvement? in Show & Tell!
    Good suggestion Deb. Tons around if you google coloured niobium ear hooks, for instance here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/niobium_ear_wires
    10 replies | 220 view(s)
  • misspond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    Very nice, when I used to make copper earrings I used to use niobium ear wires (pre-made) in a coppery shade - less jarring than silver to the eye...
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  • china's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 AM
    china replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    Ah, that explains it, not many jewellers refer to the type of gear I have seen you mention, over time
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • ps_bond's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 09:54 PM
    They are wonderful tools - but there's little point my getting into a Ferrari when I needed to relearn how to change gear :) (I'm back to using my...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
  • enigma's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 08:13 PM
    Power engravers are quite expensive, I have an air graver and it is excellent but it was not cheap. The Dremel type engravers are absolutely useless...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
  • ps_bond's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 06:44 PM
    As part of my general rehabilitation & improving hand/eye coordination, I've been rebuilding my engraving skills; these were done with hand push...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
  • ps_bond's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 06:34 PM
    ps_bond replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    Aero eng turned software eng turned jeweller :) Did a course as part of my degree learning machine tools, but I've long had an interest in...
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • china's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 03:51 PM
    You can engrave by hand without the use of power, with or without power to become proficient takes many hours of dedicated practice. Engraving using...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Hedgewick's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 03:49 PM
    Thank you Dennis I’ll look into power engravers x
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 03:20 PM
    Engraving is a loosely used term to cover rotary and vibratory tools. But if you want to extend you hand engraving skills, dont even think about...
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  • Hedgewick's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 01:59 PM
    I have been engraving by hand but looking to invest in an electric tool. Lidl are doing a cordless engraver today which on the surface looks great...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
  • china's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 01:01 PM
    china replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    I have to ask Peter are you or have you been involved in engineering or fitting, it is just that over the years I have been on the forum, I have...
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • NickD's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 07:49 AM
    NickD replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    Very useful and nifty tool .Not expensive on ebay either.
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 12:27 AM
    I wouldn’t have thought the Russians are short of a dagger or two when they’re hunters out in the country. The intrigue will just have to read Ian a...
    6 replies | 174 view(s)
  • china's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 11:52 PM
    If sending a dagger, to Russia is anything like sending a dagger ( Dagger/Skian Dubh same thing according to UK customs) to to the UK, I hope he is a...
    6 replies | 174 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 09:12 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Optivisors in Question Time
    Thank you for letting us know. I often open the front door with one on, but tipped up like a bucket handle, as I have forgotten about it. dennis.
    11 replies | 350 view(s)
  • ps_bond's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 09:11 PM
    ps_bond replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    FWIW, I'd use a scribing block to layout the cut. https://www.warco.co.uk/marking-out-equipment-tools/337-surface-scribing-blocks.html
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Sheen's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 08:13 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread room for improvement? in Show & Tell!
    Ah that's probably cause i used silver wire eau natural and didn't bother polishing them up after shaping:rofl: Yes if they were more polished...
    10 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 06:52 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Optivisors in Question Time
    Well I have got my 4x Lactona dental loupe.....for my birthday, not for Christmas! What a joy...light and easy to work with...thanks Denis Sent...
    11 replies | 350 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 05:49 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread room for improvement? in Show & Tell!
    I like the contrast of earwires and not that much of them is going to be seen once they are in. Is copper good for your ears? Iíve just sent out a pr...
    10 replies | 220 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 05:05 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    As long as the top of the box is flat , it’s still possible to scribe a line with dividers. I’ve only used a hacksaw on Perspex and I agree with...
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 04:51 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    Well you can try a back saw, but in my experience they are not anything as sharpas a jewellers saw blade and more likely to slip and make a mess. ...
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 04:48 PM
    That’s the problem with being on the Open Studio, my details are everywhere as I found when I did a search. He only lives about 9 miles away and...
    6 replies | 174 view(s)
  • enigma's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 04:28 PM
    I knew there was a reason I didn't put my phone number on my website :rofl:
    6 replies | 174 view(s)
  • china's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 03:16 PM
    Caroline, your location is listed as as Scotland maybe "Skian Dubh"
    6 replies | 174 view(s)
  • NickD's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 02:53 PM
    NickD replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    I haven't actually tried a file though that's a good idea. My boxes are also roundish.It's just looking at the finished item, the join is uneven....
    11 replies | 241 view(s)
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