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    Hi Sheen, that’s just the sort of stuff I meant,...

    Hi Sheen, that’s just the sort of stuff I meant, sif is a very popular manufacturer and has a massive product range … 1.6mm x 1kg pack of braising rods is very common so some High Street welding...
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    I’m not sure what to do with my auto flux, it’s...

    I’m not sure what to do with my auto flux, it’s lost its colour and gone rather crystalline at the bottom of it’s container … probably time to buy some fresh stuff…
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    Hi Jules, I know what you mean about sold strip…...

    Hi Jules, I know what you mean about sold strip… I now use paste a lot …. my favourite past time is making elaborate fine chains and paste is perfect for this….. massively speeding up the...
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    Sorry china …. is it possible to hijack threads …...

    Sorry china …. is it possible to hijack threads … i’d probably be guilty of that …. just good old chit chat……. same with me… I love my Oxy propane set up in my garage… very versatile… i’ve used...
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    Mmm acetylene … nice …hot hot hot… It’s amazing...

    Mmm acetylene … nice …hot hot hot… It’s amazing how many variations on a theme there are …. I got excited recently when I found some copper coloured braising rods for joining copper … resulting in...
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    Silver solder rods possibly for braising brass …....

    Silver solder rods possibly for braising brass …. Can be tested a bit ….. what does it do in pickle….. does it flow with borax….. testing temperature range can be done with a small Paleon on a scrap...
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    Hi Sheen, I work in the metalwork industry and...

    Hi Sheen,
    I work in the metalwork industry and jewellery making is my hobby…In my garage I’ve done a lot of bronze copper and silver casting…. At work i use a lot of different welding techniques...
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    I loved it, you made it look very simple with...

    I loved it, you made it look very simple with your techniques, you looked very economical with your gold … Obviously going to have to be if you’re working with it…. Maybe one day when I’m rich and...
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    Delft clay dabbling

    Have you seen one too many delft clay vids….. if not here’s another….. tried to keep this one quick and simple…. does it still make sense….

    https://youtu.be/Uo5f8VIZQzE

    Thanks … Nick
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    Hi David, a 3in scorifier is quite large, you are...

    Hi David, a 3in scorifier is quite large, you are going to need a hefty torch to get it up to temperature regardless of how much silver is in it, an oxygen and propane mixed set up is best however a...
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    Hi Caroline, i’m amazed how much I’ve use these...

    Hi Caroline, i’m amazed how much I’ve use these pliers for bits and bobs over the years. The sort of thing a friendly, neighbourly tradesperson with a shed could sort out for you.

    Nick
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    Hi David, being a part time worker I have lots of...

    Hi David, being a part time worker I have lots of spare time for tinkering in the garage, although I now seem to spend most of it with a camera and iPad.
    All the best to you….. Nick
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    Just what sheds are for…..

    Just what sheds are for…..
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    New Quick tool mod vid

    Hi all,
    I modified these pliers a long time ago and have had great use out of them… so I thought I’d make a short video.
    What do you think …… I hope you can’t tell it’s a bit faked…. Thanks … Nick...
  15. Hi Susie, I use a clothes peg in my drill vice...

    Hi Susie,
    I use a clothes peg in my drill vice to hold small beads. The large round hole running through the peg fits and grips my small beads very well. I then use a “peck” drilling technique and...
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    Hi China, I do find making my own tools very...

    Hi China, I do find making my own tools very satisfying, I made this one because I wanted something that could handle heavier wires. The other ones on the market are great for intricate and delicate...
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    Hi Peter, yes have seen a lot of wire jigs on...

    Hi Peter,
    yes have seen a lot of wire jigs on the market and have used a few of them. I wanted something more robust that can handle a bit of abuse. Hammering tapered pins through wire holes can...
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    New homemade tool

    Hi all,
    i’ve been tinkering in the garage with a tool idea, it seems to be very versatile and is working well so far …. what do you think, could it be a commercially viable project some day?
    ...
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    Nice to have caroline, stacks of silver bullion...

    Nice to have caroline,
    stacks of silver bullion to melt… an ounce of silver grain is about £20 at the moment. Where as gold is more like £1200 and out of my price range to play with.
    Your golden...
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    Hi caroline, I find dc casting with scrap very...

    Hi caroline,
    I find dc casting with scrap very satisfying and rewarding, however being a bit addictive you’ll soon get through your scrap and onto buying casting grain.
    I’m sometimes thoroughly...
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    Hi caroline , I can highly recommend the...

    Hi caroline , I can highly recommend the Cookson‘s crucibles that are called Scorifiers 2" Square and 3”. I’ve use the 2 inch a lot and find it a perfect proportion for what I’m doing.
    This small ...
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    Hi caroline, It’s great that with a bit of...

    Hi caroline,
    It’s great that with a bit of effort silver can evolve into something new, what are you making with it….. i’m always amazed how much 1mm wire I can produce from a lump of scrap silver...
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    Well thanks for that Bodika, so as quick and easy...

    Well thanks for that Bodika, so as quick and easy as that… done and dusted… within a few guided clicks… i’ve been looking for that for what seems like hours… amazing how easy things can be when you...
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    A how to question

    Can anyone explain how they get their personal Facebook and other address tags to appear below their message and name.
    Does it appear automatically with every message they post or do people copy and...
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    I would second that…. Thanks for doing what you...

    I would second that…. Thanks for doing what you do…. This forum is excellent….. Nick
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