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    Aero eng turned software eng turned jeweller
    Did a course as part of my degree learning machine tools, but I've long had an interest in first-principles tech, so fitting fits (argh) nicely.
    I will nick any technique from any discipline if it seems appropriate - and after all, many of the tools we use are from dentistry.

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    Ah, that explains it, not many jewellers refer to the type of gear I have seen you mention, over time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    What you do, as Caroline says, is to scribe the line using dividers and then, using an appropriate saw blade for the thickness of metal, cut through all the corners next. Then it will be reasonably easy to follow the lines, bit by bit as more space becomes available for the saw.

    The last time I made a copper box I decided to simplify things by making an overlapping lid instead. Dennis.
    That's a neat solution Dennis, it never occurred to me to overlap it! I have only made 2 boxes so far, 1 oval and the other round. But each time I made the lid and base separately. So many ways of achieving the Click image for larger version. 

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    Very nice Theresa. I like the base too, it's a nice feature.

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    Thank you Nick.

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    I used to love making boxes. I lined them with fine leather and rosewood in the bottom.
    These are mostly taken before I had a digital camera!

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    Is that abalone shell ?

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    When I bought it in the 70s Bob it was called awabi flake so yes it would seem so. It was sold in thin slices for inlay

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    I just bought a bag of them from the local Abalone supply company, currently letting the ants do the dirty work

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    This stuff was lovely as it was about 1mm thick and just had to be polished. The 70s was a different time as you can’t buy it anymore in that form

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