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  1. Thread: Hello

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    I can vouch for your comment Dennis. What people...

    I can vouch for your comment Dennis. What people make of my work is of course subjective, but I have gained a huge amount of confidence over the last couple of years from on-line tutorials and the...
  2. Thread: Happy New Year!!

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    Happy New Year!!

    Happy New Year to all you lovely people when it arrives for you. Let's wave goodbye to 2020 and look forward to a healthy and happy 2021 for one and all!

    Now, where shall we party, Living Room or...
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    My New Year's resolution is to read the heading...

    My New Year's resolution is to read the heading more carefully...

    In the meantime, my favourite acquisition of 2020 has to be my Foredom SR and a mitre vice (early Christmas present from my wife)....
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    I wrap different grades around a 300mm length of...

    I wrap different grades around a 300mm length of 30 x 15mm softwood, the two edges fixed continuously with masking tape. I tear off one of the four sides when necessary and have 500, 1200 and 2000...
  5. Nancy Hamilton also produces very entertaining...

    Nancy Hamilton also produces very entertaining and instructive videos on YouTube. She's as mad as a bunch of frogs but her relaxed style takes some of the fear in trying something new. I agree...
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    Hi. The 3/32 inch standard is 2.381mm so yes,...

    Hi. The 3/32 inch standard is 2.381mm so yes, they will fit. Some burrs are listed as 3/32 inch (2.24mm). We're talking about 1/100th of a millimetre in the conversion calculation.

    Ian
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    Thank you Dennis and a Very Happy Christmas to...

    Thank you Dennis and a Very Happy Christmas to you and all the members. Not only is this forum a valuable source and exchange of advice and skills, it gives a tangible sense of belonging that has...
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    Delighted you have restored it. As for clock...

    Delighted you have restored it. As for clock restoration, I have so much respect. I love watching Steve Fletcher work his magic on The Repair Shop.
    Ian
  9. Thread: Tool advice...

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    It looks like a locking ring holder I’ve seen...

    It looks like a locking ring holder I’ve seen Andrew Berry use on one of his many YouTube videos. He was clamping a bezel on a ring whilst soldering. I can’t remember its name nor which video I’m...
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    I can't help feeling you already know the answer!...

    I can't help feeling you already know the answer! The only thing to check is whether any new hand piece is available in your flex shaft fitting and that new motors will be available where you live. I...
  11. Thread: laser cutting

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    Agreed and thanks from one old dinosaur to...

    Agreed and thanks from one old dinosaur to another! 🤪
  12. Thread: laser cutting

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    I can see the validity of using it like that....

    I can see the validity of using it like that. There are similarities to, say, a giclee print of a watercolour.

    I did try to delete both posts using my phone when out earlier as I was still worried...
  13. Thread: laser cutting

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    I have just reread this and I hope I have not...

    I have just reread this and I hope I have not give offence to the original post. The pieces shown are beautiful.
    Ian
  14. Thread: laser cutting

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    If it is computer-controlled, for me it does...

    If it is computer-controlled, for me it does throw up the whole debate on craft. The results are very impressive but my pleasure in both creating and appreciating the work of others is in the...
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    Lou, if you’re not blown away by it, I shall be...

    Lou, if you’re not blown away by it, I shall be very surprised. Have fun with it!
    Ian
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    Hi, these are Chinese knock-offs. I think I...

    Hi, these are Chinese knock-offs. I think I recall Andrew Berry has had something to say about these sorts of tools and I have read somewhere of an unfavourable comparison between them and the real...
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    The Foredom is designed as a workhorse and...

    The Foredom is designed as a workhorse and advocated by many professionals. Do check though whether the chuck will accept the accessories you need it to.
    All the best
    Ian
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    I bought the Foredom SR with the H20 quick...

    I bought the Foredom SR with the H20 quick release handpiece. If your drill bits and burrs have varying shank diameters, then the H30 with chuck key might be necessary but it's a bit chunkier in the...
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    Hi Lou, may I add my two pence worth on the back...

    Hi Lou, may I add my two pence worth on the back of Caroline's comment. I have just been through a similar experience, although the Dremel I had borrowed from my daughter for a year or so was handed...
  20. That's my favourite also. I think the asymmetric...

    That's my favourite also. I think the asymmetric wire works well with the stone. They will make lovely presents and the recipients will be delighted with something you have made with love rather than...
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    That’s useful to know Dennis. I have never...

    That’s useful to know Dennis. I have never thought to check. Mind you, if you factor in fuel and time getting to the PO, without even thinking about queuing time, the saving goes up. On the other...
  22. Thread: Silver pill box

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    Thank you all for your kind comments. They are...

    Thank you all for your kind comments. They are really encouraging. The catch is a simple silver angle soldered on the inside of the lid and bent until it had the right amount of resistance against...
  23. Thread: Silver pill box

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    Thank you for your kind words. It is a relief...

    Thank you for your kind words.
    It is a relief that you recognised the cat! To get the texture of fur, I used the light grit drum in the set of bits that came with the pendant motor I bought...
  24. Thread: Silver pill box

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    Silver pill box

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    To date, I have only made rings, pendants and bracelets for family members. This is the first box I have made, to replace a small Tupperware box my wife takes her daily medication in...
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    They’d be even more impressed if people would...

    They’d be even more impressed if people would just think and break or cut the retainer. It takes a couple of seconds. The same applies to other things, the latest being disposable face masks. ...
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