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  • china's Avatar
    Today, 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
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • enigma's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • china's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Hedgewick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Thank you Dennis I’ll look into power engravers x
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • china's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • NickD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 | 194 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...
    4 replies | 118 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...
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  • 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...
    4 replies | 118 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...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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 | 129 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 | 129 view(s)
  • china's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 03:16 PM
    Caroline, your location is listed as as Scotland maybe "Skian Dubh"
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  • 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 | 194 view(s)
  • NickD's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 02:50 PM
    NickD replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    Thanks Dennis,I see what you're saying . My boxes are actually without corners but I am angling the blade to indicate the line. Having done a little...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 01:42 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    What you do, as Caroline says, is to scribe the line using dividers and then, using an appropriate saw blade for the thickness of metal, cut through...
    11 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 01:26 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread room for improvement? in Show & Tell!
    The only thing that jars for me, is the non matching ear wires Sheena. Perhaps you could copper plate them, by putting them into well used pickle...
    4 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 01:13 PM
    There's nowt so queer as folk. Dennis.
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 12:16 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread What to cut with? in Say Hello
    It might be worth scribing or filing along the line to give you a start. My boxes were always round so it was more difficult to do that so I’d either...
    11 replies | 194 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 12:10 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread New tv show in The Lounge
    I made a necklace for my degree show back in the day and apart from the handmade tubing being soldered every component was riveted together to make...
    5 replies | 153 view(s)
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