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  • jtj321's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Sorry Dennis, well initially I thought something the size of a tea plate at least,say 150mm dia. As I said I suspect this may be unrealistic ...I...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Hello jtj and welcome to the forum. We always welcome questions, but missing is size of plaque, and type of torch. Dennis.
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  • jtj321's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    I was hoping to make a plaque for my daughter using torch fired enamel on copper.I've looked at loads of youtube stuff and have ordered a video and...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    That's lot better Dennis! You've really improved the exposure, I will put it into my album on here if I'm able to figure it out :)
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Here you are. One for you to keep if you wish.
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Aw thanks Sheena:) if I’m doing big pieces I like to do a matching clasp and it’s quite a selling point with one customer who likes to be able to...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    You are more than welcome, it's not one I'm proud of :)
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Just had a look around your Facebook page. I 'd forgotten how good your work was Caroline. It's real class, with a strong sense of form/shape. I can...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    That puts it into perspective. Mind if I edit the picture a bit?
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Thanks Mizgeorge. Yes I was having a lot of doubts about using those things as I just don't think they're attractive. There's so many ways to do the...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    Very tempting if I hadn't just bought a set of expensive specially cut scalpel blades. Darn it. I'd be interested in your waxes though (depending on...
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  • mizgeorge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    I had to get something out of the drawer of shame, and found, amongst other things, this set of unopened, unused Wolf Tools. They're much too nice...
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  • mizgeorge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    I love the clasp - the necklace is a really nice design. However, I'm not a fan of wire guardians unless they're very discreet and hidden away....
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Are they the bits that crimp, if so yes. I only have one though and because they look so cheap I usually cover them with a bead or 2. As you’re...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    I thought everyone needs to see the whole thing :) Still unfinished :D It's a terrible photo but it shows the scale
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  • Petal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Petal replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    I really like your toggle clasp Shena, but think you've hit the nail on the head that the toggle might be a little too oversized though. Having...
    18 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Did you use the wire guards as well?
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    I used to do a lot of front fastening necklaces but as a design feature. I wouldn’t attach the wire directly to the toggle but as was said attach by...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    That is very true! :D
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    From that link you posted looks like there should be a couple of closed jump rings on either end between the strand and the toggle. I'm considering...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    Dennis replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Well Sheena, here is a chance to express your personality through an original design. Being at the front, it will be the central feature. It does...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    Sheen replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    Hi Dennis, I maybe need to show the whole thing. It's a double wrap with a massively overesized toggle, though I think you might be right that the...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    Dennis replied to a thread Wire guards in Beading & Lampworking
    You could say it's well made and geometrical. Or you could say it's rather masculine for the delicate beads used. When in doubt, look up how others...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 AM
    This necklace has been sitting in my cupboard for a couple of years. Thought I should finish it. Ran the beading wire through 2 crimps then through a...
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  • nicks creative stuff's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 06:45 PM
    nicks creative stuff replied to a thread New toy in Show & Tell!
    i’m a production Metalworker - welder for an Internet business selling fire pit products. www.firewok.co.uk with access to a well equipped...
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  • china's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 10:46 AM
    china replied to a thread New toy in Show & Tell!
    To be honest Most of my shed consists of wood working gear I have a metal lathe, a surface grinder, welding gear and really questionable milling...
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  • nicks creative stuff's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 08:15 AM
    nicks creative stuff replied to a thread New toy in Show & Tell!
    Hi Bob, you must have a nice workshop to be able to build a mill, Great to utilise three-phase, tool station have brought out a range of suitcase...
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  • nicks creative stuff's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 07:24 AM
    hi Sheen ... thanks for feedback yes Music is a tricky thing to get right sometimes .... I would prefer a bit of background noise mixed with a...
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  • china's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 06:24 AM
    china replied to a thread New toy in Show & Tell!
    A few more pics, the magic box contains a VFD, the motor is 3ph doing it this way gives better/simpler speed control while retaining torque at low...
    15 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Sheen's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 05:31 AM
    Sheen replied to a thread my new vid in Show & Tell!
    I thought your bead making and heart pendant video were great (I also like videos to be as short as possible ) 'show don't tell' is a good ideal to...
    4 replies | 81 view(s)
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