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  1. Thread: Cleaning files

    by wendy
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    I cleaned up some very old files in battery acid,...

    I cleaned up some very old files in battery acid, they were lovely old old files, much finer than any I've found from tool suppliers, they came up a treat after a little while fizzing, then a rinse...
  2. Yes, it sticks to the tweesers/pick without you...

    Yes, it sticks to the tweesers/pick without you needing to 'grasp' it between tweesers (and risk it pinging off into the ether). It makes it much easier to hit the exact spot that you want the solder...
  3. WitchfordSilver - never thought of putting the...

    WitchfordSilver - never thought of putting the solder through the rolling mill before, thanks!
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    I've been torch firing as well, and seem to be...

    I've been torch firing as well, and seem to be getting good results after a few burnings! It's great just for playing round before I invest in a kiln, and I find I'm learning quickly about how the...
  5. I am on as Wendy after all, it's just my user...

    I am on as Wendy after all, it's just my user name thats wendywoo. It'll be great if everyone uses this and we can see where everyone is.
  6. The first Welsh person on there!

    This is a great idea, I know there was a thread all about where people are from, but I take it all in so much better visually. I'm on there as wendywoo because the name was taken.
  7. Thread: Pitch bowl

    by wendy
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    Pitch bowl

    I can't find a pitch bowl on the site - am I missing it? I'm sure you used to sell them.
  8. Thanks for that, I'll have a read and then decide...

    Thanks for that, I'll have a read and then decide if I'm equipped to have a go! It does look like a labour intensive process, but I do fancy having a go because I love the finish. I have some ancient...
  9. Niello

    Has anyone ever worked with Niello? It's something that I've always wanted to try, and never actually got round to because the recipie I have is a little vague. I have plenty of lead, but wonder if...
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    A way to clear the shopping basket?

    This is probably related to the 'wishlist' issue because I use the shopping basket like a wishlist whilst I'm browsing the site, then I go through the (usually huge) shopping basket afterwards and...
  11. I've recently acquired a polishing motor that...

    I've recently acquired a polishing motor that purrs it's so quiet, it has made my life so much easier. I used to find that if someone wanted something polished I'd chuck it in the barrel polished and...
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    Do you always log in? I've found that if I log in...

    Do you always log in? I've found that if I log in it remembers what I've seen/not seen, but if I forget it only remembers if I'm on the same computer, and as you say within the same day. eg If I...
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    Sticky: Charlotte Ė If you like the idea of a shed...

    Charlotte Ė If you like the idea of a shed workshop make sure you insulate it before you put ANYTHING inside, I didnít and have regretted it ever since. I have terrible trouble keeping my tools dry...
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    Sticky: Barbara Ė Yes the shelf does look like itís...

    Barbara Ė Yes the shelf does look like itís bending under the weight - thatís just down to my bad photography!  Iíve got tons of books on automata and watches/clocks because I wrote my dissertation...
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    Ta, yes it is fantastic stuff, I used to work in...

    Ta, yes it is fantastic stuff, I used to work in a ceramics factory making murals and have re-awoken some memories of techniques we used to use there. I found it great for quick ideas and it'll be...
  16. A nifty little trick...

    One I learnt from a friend who does lots of jewellery repairs, and ever since I've never used another method, see what you think:

    For small joints (jump rings, claw settings etc) instead of...
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    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3ceuamz_UjM/SmX6_r8GZQI/AAAA...

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3ceuamz_UjM/SmX6_r8GZQI/AAAAAAAAA18/cHDhUMKquVQ/s512/Anticythera%20Pendant.jpg

    Ah, it's worked this time! THis is the pendant I mentioned in the previous post. As you can see...
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    Sticky: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_3ceuamz_UjM/SNldalr9A9I/AAAA...

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    Sticky: My workshop as seen on a tidy day!

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3ceuamz_UjM/SNldbIzM4dI/AAAAAAAAAXo/mJumgSA6mlI/s512/_MG_7096.jpg

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    Sticky: Me books!

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_3ceuamz_UjM/SNldpYee9SI/AAAAAAAAAX4/3--k4h7Kooo/s800/_MG_7086.jpg

    There's a snippit - been buying lots of the Lark books recently, and dull books about Jewellery and Arts...
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    Enamel and PMC experiment!

    I'm used to working with silver and other metals so PMC is new to me, here is my first experiment - I call it the 'Anticythera Pendant' and its decorated with some enamels that I ordered from...
  22. Thread: Hi there

    by wendy
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    Hi Wolfie75, I see from your blog that you're...

    Hi Wolfie75, I see from your blog that you're from Wales, could just be you and me on here so far - Scotland has us beaten for jewellers on this forum! :-)
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    Sticky: I like that idea too - Ganoksin/Orchid has a...

    I like that idea too - Ganoksin/Orchid has a 'Bench Exchange' and it's great for the tool geeks to have a good snoop at eachothers workspaces, maybe it would need it's own category?
    Wend
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    I really feel that a GOOD degree will give you as...

    I really feel that a GOOD degree will give you as near as most people can get these days to an apprenticeship with a master, and the skills that are passed down through universities/apprenticeships...
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    Saw your enamelling on your blog - looks great,...

    Saw your enamelling on your blog - looks great, did you have to enamel the back of the piece as well or was the metal thick enough? I only ask because I had a go of enamelling some butterflies and it...
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