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    Don’t all the midges fly in then.....not in the...

    Don’t all the midges fly in then.....not in the winter, I know!
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    When I said “simples” I mean it was simple to...

    When I said “simples” I mean it was simple to find advice. Not probably doing it!


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    Beads. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    Beads.


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    Stringing beads.

    Not the usual request. If this is the wrong place to ask advice, my apologies! I have been asked to string some fairly chunky beads and attach a clasp. Looks so easy but.....any advice as to type of...
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    Craftsmanship without art is purely reproduction....

    Craftsmanship without art is purely reproduction. With artistic input it becomes original.....a work of art.


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    Terrific, Dennis. Reminds me of the Guinness...

    Terrific, Dennis. Reminds me of the Guinness advertisement.....Guinness is good for you.....just imagine what one or Toucan do!


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  7. Well as ever, thanks for all your contributions....

    Well as ever, thanks for all your contributions. It just goes to show that “there are are more ways of killing a cat, that choking it with butter”....as the old saying goes. And by the way I like all...
  8. I bought a Durston look alike disc cutter. It...

    I bought a Durston look alike disc cutter. It clamps down and has from 1.1/4 to 1/8 sizes. Cost was £79. Works a treat. Sold by “jewellers tools” on eBay. Yes personally I think a press is a must to...
  9. Yes that’s what I have done so far. However with...

    Yes that’s what I have done so far. However with normal cutters....or mine which may be a bit...you know what, I find it hard to be consistent with size or shape. I am tempted with the Cookson...
  10. So do I gather most if not all of you pre cut...

    So do I gather most if not all of you pre cut pallions? I have so far just cut “to order”.


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  11. Cutting really small pieces of solder.

    What type of cutter do you use for cutting small pieces of solder. My cutter is really rather brute force and ignorance! Are there special or recommended nibblers for this please?


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    Exciting....a further challenge and just in time...

    Exciting....a further challenge and just in time for lockdown. Thanks!


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    Now being “bullied” to make a simple Ring pendant...

    Now being “bullied” to make a simple Ring pendant about 21mm in diameter and 3mm thickness.... in gold! What carat gold is best to start with? I personal feel low carat...less cost and not so soft....
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    I didn’t say as I haven’t started! I have just...

    I didn’t say as I haven’t started! I have just today been asked.... !


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    Gold!

    Been asked to make a simple pendant which I have always made in silver, but in gold. A big step for me...especially in raw material cost. I suppose similar to the jump from copper to silver. Any...
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    Good one


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    Above all turn the current off first! Sent...

    Above all turn the current off first!


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    Done similar with a large “dob” of blue tack and...

    Done similar with a large “dob” of blue tack and a glove to protect fingers!


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    Bending wire

    After posting for advice concerning bending 3.5mm square section silver I had as usual a number of suggestions. Thank you all. Dennis suggested getting hold of a simple and relatively low cost tool....
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    Bar benders

    Thank both of you for your replies. The “problem” I have is in making a pendant 25mm od out of 3.5mm square silver wire. I have managed but with a lot of cussing and hand pain! I will try to attach a...
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    Bending machines....

    Possibly but I have neither the knowledge nor equipment


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    Many thanks. Ok for 3.5mm square wire? If so,...

    Many thanks. Ok for 3.5mm square wire? If so, that’s the “answer to the maidens prayer”!


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    Agreed, but must be controlled...no natural...

    Agreed, but must be controlled...no natural predators now the wolf has gone!


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    Bending machines....

    Any recommendations please for a jewellery bending machine? I need to bend up to 3.5.mm square silver wire into rings. I have managed a few but at the expense of sore fingers and thumbs due to having...
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    Being a countryman born and breed I don’t share...

    Being a countryman born and breed I don’t share your love of Mr or Mrs Fox having lost many ducks, geese and chickens to them! But all said, wow what marvellous acrylic and silver broaches. Stand by...
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