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    Can't be a lot of help here due to very little...

    Can't be a lot of help here due to very little experience with other mills but my purse could only stretch to the Cookson value mill. This is only the second mill I have used the other being a large...
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    Congrats Indi well deserved. Carl

    Congrats Indi well deserved.

    Carl
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    Sounds fascinating, did a search on cooksons but...

    Sounds fascinating, did a search on cooksons but nothing came up where can one buy these "salt and vinegar crisps" ;-)

    But seriously is this a known technique that I have not come across before or...
  4. Thread: Hello

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    Can't promise much in the way of "insight and...

    Can't promise much in the way of "insight and experience" myself but in my relatively short time here have got loads of help and encouragement I am sure you will receive the same.

    Welcome to the...
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    cheap photo tent

    Have had lots of problems photographing my jewellery and was considering the purchase of a small popup photo tent but there is always another must have tool. Anyway I have found a cheap alternative....
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    Thought I would enter this month not that my...

    Thought I would enter this month not that my pendant is up to standard but you may like the story.
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    I drive a classic mini and earlier this year my wife was driving it when it caught fire I do...
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    Very fine work that nice one. If one where to...

    Very fine work that nice one. If one where to attempt to make a ring with a similar setting I guess one would shape the ring first? having older eyes and no microscope not sure I could do it but...
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    Excellent vid that Thanks for the link. Being...

    Excellent vid that Thanks for the link. Being self taught in this area I found it very useful.
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    Ear rings for a friend

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    Was asked by a friend to produce these as a Christmas gift. My other idea was to put the logo at the bottom and make tube beads with two vertical stripes as the sleeves of Chelsea's strip but...
  10. Thread: Mokume Gane

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    Finally got some time to myself so made these out...

    Finally got some time to myself so made these out of my Mokume Gane

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    Far from perfect but learnt allot making them. thinking of trying a washer ring with the next bit and already planning...
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    I also went for the Value option and have not had...

    I also went for the Value option and have not had it long so can't give a full review. But so far it has been excellent, I have used a larger more expensive mill at night school and apart from the...
  12. Very fast site and easy to navigate. Currently...

    Very fast site and easy to navigate. Currently the about tab leads to the home page. Now though you have to get the rest of those pictures up :)
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    I did once make a blasting cabinet out of a...

    I did once make a blasting cabinet out of a cardboard box, a sheet of perspex, some carrier bags and a small drinks bottle. The drink bottle had the base removed and was taped over a hole in one of...
  14. Thread: Mokume Gane

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    Now there is a product that would sell, charge...

    Now there is a product that would sell, charge your mobile from your jewellery.
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    Thanks for the link it's fascinating how...

    Thanks for the link it's fascinating how something as strong as metal can be so delicate. To me it adds to the charm of the piece but as the blog says not ideal for a wedding band.

    Carl
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    I really want a ring but am not sure this is the...

    I really want a ring but am not sure this is the piece I will get what I want from, I want to avoid the obvious join and perhaps should not have rolled it this thin in the one direction, no matter I...
  17. Thread: Hello.

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    Gorgeous pieces there Anne like the bracelet lots...

    Gorgeous pieces there Anne like the bracelet lots although the second cross is rather nice as well.

    Carl

    P.s. not that there is anything wrong with the first cross :)
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    Love the ring, you obviously have not forgotten...

    Love the ring, you obviously have not forgotten much since your course.
  19. Thread: Mokume Gane

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    4090 Patterned and down to about 1.5 mm. had a...

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    Patterned and down to about 1.5 mm. had a couple of small bits of de-lamination at either end so cut them off, did not loose much metal and may even roll them out to see what happens. need to...
  20. Thread: Hello.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, not been long...

    Hello and welcome to the forum, not been long here myself but have found it a helpful and friendly place. Bit of a fan of Celtic designs myself and hope to integrate them when I get good enough with...
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    I use knitting needles to wind my coils, pick...

    I use knitting needles to wind my coils, pick them up in car boot sales and charity shops for pennies one advantage is the size is already marked on them. To cut them I use a Stanley multi-angle vice...
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    23 10*50 mm sheets of 0.5 mm copper and brass. I...

    23 10*50 mm sheets of 0.5 mm copper and brass. I have been keeping any eye for de lamination and have found the zoom on my phones camera very useful for this but so far so good.

    Have been very...
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    I think I've got a billet :) Forged down to 5mm...

    I think I've got a billet :) Forged down to 5mm so far, my Cookson value roller can't take over till 3mm so still some hammering to do yet but it is looking solid so fingers crossed.

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    The...
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    Had a nose through a friends scrap pile today and...

    Had a nose through a friends scrap pile today and found some 6mm steel and with a little redesign have got the effect I was after. hopefully it will keep me going while I save up for some BIG steel....
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    Sounds a little pricey probably have to wait till...

    Sounds a little pricey probably have to wait till pay day. Did buy a rolling mill this month so the next bit does not have to be hammered all the way down.

    Don't know much about steel but have...
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