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    I wouldn’t have thought the Russians are short of...

    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 mystery!
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    I like the contrast of earwires and not that much...

    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 of part oxidised earrings with silver wires.
    The...
  3. Thread: What to cut with?

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    As long as the top of the box is flat , it’s...

    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 Dennis they aren’t as sharp, the blade is quite wide...
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    That’s the problem with being on the Open Studio,...

    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 told me he’d once lived in the village, so he’s a...
  5. Thread: What to cut with?

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    It might be worth scribing or filing along the...

    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 go round it with the saw blade marking along the...
  6. Thread: New tv show

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    I made a necklace for my degree show back in the...

    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 it fluid. I’d only stopped for a wee while and used...
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    Random phonecall to start the day!

    Phone rings this morning.
    Is that Caroline? Yes
    This is.... what time do you finish?
    What time do I finish what? At your workshop. Explanation about being my home.
    I want to come along as I want...
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    I loved the clock and it returned me to putting...

    I loved the clock and it returned me to putting in decorative rivets again as they used to be one of my trademarks
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    This has been doing the rounds of the jewellery...

    This has been doing the rounds of the jewellery groups on Fb for a while now. It’ll be interesting to see who takes part. I loved the work of the jeweller in the arts and crafts house and would have...
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    The toothpaste is maybe even rougher than rouge...

    The toothpaste is maybe even rougher than rouge on a soft mop when you think what it cleans from our teeth! This piece of amber was brought up to a high Polish on a rouge mop so don’t be frightened...
  11. That one looks very heavy so as Josef said...

    That one looks very heavy so as Josef said probably cast. You would make your bezel and then solder it to sheet. File back the edges flush with the setting, solder on a bail and then cut out the back...
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    Good to hear it all worked out:)

    Good to hear it all worked out:)
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    It’s significantly cheaper and the there is a lot...

    It’s significantly cheaper and the there is a lot of waste in the project you’ve chosen to do. Sawing patterns requires a lot of practice. You’ll also need a drill to begin each section, a saw,...
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    If you are new to jewellery making then it might...

    If you are new to jewellery making then it might be worth doing some practice pieces in copper to perfect your sawing skills before doing the final piece in silver
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    Sorry Dennis I missed that info in the second...

    Sorry Dennis I missed that info in the second post I was too busy looking at the pics.i remember all the sanding too well and the smell of plastics which is why I gave up doing it. I think I used a...
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    Really love this colour way Dennis. The bonding...

    Really love this colour way Dennis. The bonding looks really good too . Can you remind me what you used to laminate them?
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    I must admit I would like more distance so that...

    I must admit I would like more distance so that I’m not so hunched
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    Is it paste or strip solder? And what are your...

    Is it paste or strip solder? And what are your processes for soldering?
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    I think people have bought the Cookson budget...

    I think people have bought the Cookson budget mill but I can t comment on it. Maybe someone else has experience
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    There are a lot of people who buy budget rolling...

    There are a lot of people who buy budget rolling mills and they seem to have lasted well. It depends very much on what you want it for in relation to spend. Is it going to be a workhorse or just for...
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    I wouldn’t be able to function Bob especially if...

    I wouldn’t be able to function Bob especially if it was humid too. I’d have to lie down until evening:)
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    Yes OH was in a meeting in Perth last night and...

    Yes OH was in a meeting in Perth last night and what was rain here was frozen rain on the pavement and then frozen snow on the way home. He said it was an interesting drive home. I just about went...
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    I’ve always had a bench polisher and it’s met all...

    I’ve always had a bench polisher and it’s met all my needs. Not sure there were tumblers when I graduated in 1979 and not part of our training. Finishing by hand or polisher was key at ECA, if we are...
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    I don’t have anything like that Sheena but unless...

    I don’t have anything like that Sheena but unless you can shut it away I don’t think it’s for you given a constant noise of some sort
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    There is a problem with trying to hide imperfections so it’s best to try and get a good finish first even if you mean to then matt finish or oxidise. I’ve found that if you matt finish firestain you...
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