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    Agreed, but must be controlled...no natural predators now the wolf has gone!


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    I tried to be diplomatic, down here they are a pest, for a time in the seventies I made a living out of controlling them.

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    Well I guess they were imported into Australia, so that the unspeakable could hunt the inedible.

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    These are really nice Dennis. I think the 3 dimensional nature of the acrylic is great and the 2 tone white and red works very well.

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    Thank you Alastair. The colour range is limited, so I struggle to find a subject to suit.

    Surprisingly, now that I have seen them in use, it's the silver one which is the winner for me.
    The geometric design makes a bold statement, and the triangular wire gives jewel like reflections. Dennis.
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    I love your triangular wire designs Dennis - makes me hanker after a drawbench all the more!

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    Thank you George. most of these wires are from scraps and stubs, left over from belt buckle projects, started in the mill, and then drawn down. I don't have the puff to draw it by hand, but it's easy with my mini boat winch.

    You do have to keep a sharp eye on it, because slightly out of alignment, and you end up with hexagonal wire instead. Dennis.

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    Hi Dennis where did you get your triangle plates, are they carbide or cheapies.

    Bob

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    I have two of them Bob: a large one starting at 6.0mm, and a smaller one going down to minute. They are ancient and unbranded, but not carbide.

    I rather treasure the feint lines left on my wires by the draw plates as adding an extra dimension and a sign of being hand crafted. So I take the utmost care not to polish them away.

    Cheapies is a relative term, because as you can see below, many of them are now around £90 with VAT. and I have accumulated 13 assorted ones at the last count. In fact the cost of draw plates is a major disincentive to people drawing down their own wires. https://www.google.com/search?client...or+jewellkeres
    Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I have two of them Bob: a large one starting at 6.0mm, and a smaller one going down to minute. They are ancient and unbranded, but not carbide.

    I rather treasure the feint lines left on my wires by the draw plates as adding an extra dimension and a sign of being hand crafted. So I take the utmost care not to polish them away.

    Cheapies is a relative term, because as you can see below, many of them are now around £90 with VAT. and I have accumulated 13 assorted ones at the last count. In fact the cost of draw plates is a major disincentive to people drawing down their own wires. https://www.google.com/search?client...or+jewellkeres
    Dennis.
    I don’t feel so bad now Dennis. You are to drawplates what I am to hammers. In fact I think you win. Or is it the other way round, well you know what I mean.

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