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    Not the best price? You've lost me. Nick

    Not the best price? You've lost me.

    Nick
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    Thanks folks.. still waiting a sale. I wish I...

    Thanks folks.. still waiting a sale.

    I wish I was using it but I'm not and my spare space is at a premium.
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    Reduced to 250 folks. An absolute bargain! ...

    Reduced to 250 folks. An absolute bargain!

    Cheers,

    Nick
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    Vecstar Kiln.

    Selling a Vecstar Furnace kiln.

    350 please.

    This is a professional grade kiln and is an extremely solid, reliable and substantial unit. Not to be confused with the less substantial hobby kilns...
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    I’m also guilty of dipping in and out...

    I’m also guilty of dipping in and out infrequently.

    I get most of my work from Instagram and Facebook but this is my only source for advice and help. People on here have been extremely good to me...
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    I like it too. Sometimes less is more as they...

    I like it too. Sometimes less is more as they say!

    Cheers,

    Nick
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    Thanks everyone for your useful advice, which...

    Thanks everyone for your useful advice, which I'll now take up. Much appreciated.

    Nick
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    Copper discs

    Anyone know where I can buy large copper discs from?

    I'm talking sizes of 150mm diameter +.

    I know I can pierce them from sheet but the accuracy won't be 100% and my disc cutter isn't large...
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    Personally I'd cast them using an appropriate...

    Personally I'd cast them using an appropriate sized dapping punch or a ballbearing to form the mould.

    Wouldn't take much cleanup tbh. Using a metal lathe really isn't an option.

    This way they...
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    Thank you Joella. Purchased a Fretz planishing...

    Thank you Joella.

    Purchased a Fretz planishing hammer with my prize. Haven't used it yet and also didn't realise it was the last comp until people mentioned it!

    Nick
  11. Most of us use Foredom pendant motors or...

    Most of us use Foredom pendant motors or micromotors.

    I personally have the SR model along with a variery of accessories to go with it such as different handpieces, sander etc.

    Advantages are...
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    As above. ZBrush excels in organic modelling...

    As above.

    ZBrush excels in organic modelling and also exports to .stl format.

    Organic modelling is also possible within Rhino.

    If you've got some fundamental modelling skills then this...
  13. Blimey!!! I NEVER win anything what-so-ever so...

    Blimey!!!

    I NEVER win anything what-so-ever so I'm both humbled and grateful.

    Thankyou all very much for your kind words, and thank-you to the Cookson team for choosing me as the winner.

    I...
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    And to you and yours too Bob. Lets hope for...

    And to you and yours too Bob.

    Lets hope for great things in 2019!

    Cheers,

    Nick
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    On this topic, I've just had a thought. If...

    On this topic, I've just had a thought.

    If anyone wishes to use wood to form their creations, but who dont neccessarily have the tools to create the depression then by all means let me know.

    As...
  16. Im no expert, but I'm going with the glue theory...

    Im no expert, but I'm going with the glue theory also.

    Cheers,

    Nick
  17. Apologies to those of you who have seen these,...

    Apologies to those of you who have seen these, but they're the most Christmas-like items I've made.

    Three different Christmas trees in three hardwoods. Turned on a lathe.

    The Angel and star are...
  18. Ah then you'll be the expert at this stuff....

    Ah then you'll be the expert at this stuff. Brilliant!

    Funny you mention jewellery boxes because that's what I do exclusively now. As in make the boxes for the rings, pendants and bracelets I make...
  19. Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I'm...

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

    I'm sometimes unsure if I should post such pieces on the forum because they incorporate wood, but then again I use my jewellery skills in making them too so...
  20. Wood is Iroko, Oak and Sapele. I always have...

    Wood is Iroko, Oak and Sapele.

    I always have offcuts from other projects laid about and that's where these three came from.

    All turned as single pieces on the lathe.

    Many thanks and I'm...
  21. I've actually got a potential commission next...

    I've actually got a potential commission next year Dennis to make a full set of custom figures in bronze, on a wooden board and in a bespoke box.

    Whole lot of work involved so haven't committed to...
  22. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas 2018!

    Hope everyone is set for a wonderful Christmas in a few days time :)

    This is my last commission order for 2018, and as per usual I'm trying to combine wood with silver to make something a little...
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    Hi Dennis. Superb work as always, and my...

    Hi Dennis.

    Superb work as always, and my personal favourite is the second thumb ring.

    As you know I like pieces that are a bit 'different' yet non-fussy and I also love how you've textured the...
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    I'd make a stylised one myself. Not super...

    I'd make a stylised one myself.

    Not super intricately detailed or meant to be life-like, but something plain and effective.

    Sometimes less is more ;)

    Cheers,

    Nick
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    To echo everyone else, I'd also like to welcome...

    To echo everyone else, I'd also like to welcome you to the forum Jules and I've only just recently returned myself after a lenghty absence.

    This forum proved invaluable to me when starting out,...
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