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    I think also if you are older, and have the spare...

    I think also if you are older, and have the spare time you will willingly learn. Not like a lot of kids who have to stay in education until 18! I learned in the university of life and by being...
  2. Thread: Home Insurance

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    Home Insurance

    I recently searched for new home Insurance and came across RIAS over 50's.I phoned them and discussed my gas bottle in my conservatory (13kg propane) as if there was a problem I wouldn't be covered....
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    Red floor tiles in my conservatory.

    Red floor tiles in my conservatory.
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    What does beard jewellery look like? I use delft...

    What does beard jewellery look like? I use delft clay for casting but it only works for moulds that are split in two halves.
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    Sticky: The workshop is now getting cold as it is in the...

    The workshop is now getting cold as it is in the conservatory!
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    Unusual, beautiful. I also love the wavy edges. I...

    Unusual, beautiful. I also love the wavy edges. I recently made a reticulated pendant with silver balls and an agate cab. Did the reticulation on sterling then read instructions about how to do it...
  7. Thread: Sintered silver

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    Sintered silver

    i made this interesting sintered silver nugget pendent, silver,ceramic and glass. Don't know if I can replicate it but maybe able to make some of a similar shape.

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    Sorry quality is only...
  8. Thread: Arts and Crafts

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    Brilliant I am planning to slice another piece of...

    Brilliant I am planning to slice another piece of the stone and want to polish it after. This is a photo of the original rubbish photo though8277
  9. Thread: Arts and Crafts

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    i really meant green sort of paste as used some...

    i really meant green sort of paste as used some water for coolant and lubrication I put a rag in my bench skin and then chucked it away.
  10. Thread: Arts and Crafts

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    I cut and drilled a piece of malachite recently,...

    I cut and drilled a piece of malachite recently, not easy and green dust everywhere then wrapped a silver wire around, kept waiting for the Malachite to crack. Is Tigers Eye difficult?
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    Years ago when I worked in a workshop we used to...

    Years ago when I worked in a workshop we used to twist together two thin wires, long enough to wrap around the bezel and then run solder along the twists before soldering to the bezel. If you are...
  12. Thread: Arts and Crafts

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    thanks. I did reticulation at college in the...

    thanks. I did reticulation at college in the eighties and thought I would have another go.
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    Banded Agate is correct, and yes it is just a...

    Banded Agate is correct, and yes it is just a ring although I may change it to a bale.
  14. Thread: Americans

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    Apparently the food channels on TV have...

    Apparently the food channels on TV have interesting American channels with foods we have never heard of!
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    Americans

    Does anyone know why when you watch American tutorials they call it Soddering!
  16. Thread: Arts and Crafts

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    Arts and Crafts

    I did a small Arts and Crafts style reticulated pendent, still no spiffy photo's though!

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    When i was at college I made a scorer, and it is...

    When i was at college I made a scorer, and it is the easiest way to make nicely folded corners. I also used silver steel for the scorer, it still works after 35 years and yes solder the joints.
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    Don't you just hate that. Also don't get...

    Don't you just hate that. Also don't get stubborn- I have before and restart! really annoying.
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    All lovely. i have found via trial and error that...

    All lovely. i have found via trial and error that bezels are easier in fine silver and I use a blunt file to smooth the bezels off also a rod of hard steel ground and polished to a round point is...
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    Thats quite brilliant, lovely.

    Thats quite brilliant, lovely.
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    Yes the planished ring is silver with the 9ct...

    Yes the planished ring is silver with the 9ct band held in with doming the sides of the silver ring. Takes a bit of getting used to and might change it to a flat ring with the gold as a band in the...
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    Sticky: My Workbench after 3 1/2 years, a first picture...

    My Workbench after 3 1/2 years, a first picture was put on this thread in April 2012. I still make some stuff at home on this bench as I am still off work having just had a further back procedure...
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    Little Finger Spinner Ring

    I decided to make myself a planished and 9ct Spinner Ring for my little finger. The gold was formed from my late fathers ring which had a completely dull scratched tigers eye in it. He worked as a...
  24. Thread: Shawl pin!

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    Very nice like it a lot.

    Very nice like it a lot.
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    They are lovely, but I would personally, like...

    They are lovely, but I would personally, like Dennis, make them smaller and not so long so covering less of the stones. It is amazing how short you can make claws and still hold the stones securely....
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