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    That's lovely Wallace!!

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    That's wonderful. I love it.

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    thanks everyone!! I had to decide how I was going to put each piece together. The bucket is linked to the handle with a soldered rivet. Well, wire that I soldered through a hole then riveted in place. The handle also has a handle cover if you look closely. Both the bucket handle and the windmill move. I like things that have movement either alluded or real.

    I have learned so many things over the years in metal working and these three were in some ways a lot of the sawing, raising, shaping, drilling, hot and cold connections, blob making (erm, I mean melting),soldering, filing and finishing and have used quite a few here. The bucket's base is 12mm and I had to flare it out or cut it out with a sloping edge to give it a conical shape. I like bashing, so decided to hand flare it with my hammer and ring mandrel. I am still working out a better solution for the windmill though....... may change the way it is connected later. But, it turns when I blow on it so it is very chucklingly satisfying.

    I didn't want a high sheen on these as I knew they were going in scratchy sand for their play time pictures. lol. I was going to paint a little dolphin on the bucket, but only have water paints which don't do much on silver.

    Thanks again everyone, your kind feedback is welcomed - I loved the fun of making these and they did bring some periwinkle picking days out with my dad back into my memory too!

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    Wallace that is gorgeous!

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    That's gorgeous Wallace! It is my childhood, made from silver, as I grew up in Jersey and spent the majority of my time as a child with a bucket and spade!

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    Love them all so far.

    I want to enter and have all the prelim design stuff done, but still waiting on the kiln as I was hoping to do an enamel for this theme, and it would be my first enamel but hey I am a painter how hard can it be :P

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    sorry for the delay, the posts disappear if not within the last couple of days. Thanks for the lovely comments again.

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    I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of rain clouds for the next month's competition, English Weather. It's rained here almost non-stop for weeks. Although I think further up country it's been fine, here the garden is a quagmire!


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    Quote Originally Posted by t1ggerk1ns View Post
    Ok, so I don't do Summer Holidays cos it always rains, so I think this says it quite well.
    I know it's not as good as most of the stuff that gets shown, but it contains a fair few 'firsts' for me.



    My photography isn't much good either!!!!!!
    This is the best picture I could get.
    JUNE'S WINNER!!

    It is great to see you experimenting with new techniques and we hope you have learnt a lot in the process.

    We loved the irony of the piece- tongue in cheek and all that!

    Well Done! We hope you enjoy your workbench which will allow you to explore your new found techniques further.

    Please e-mail our competition's co-ordinator at jessica.sweetingham@cooksongold.com with your account details in order for us to deliver your prize!

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    Congratulations t1gger, hope that will be your lucky workbench, Dennis.

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