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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    I've now got my smallest saw retrofitted with a cam lever - it makes one hell of a difference in piercing being able to reattach blades quickly. Cutting azures for stone settings meant I had switched back to my old saw; not since the change though.

    Sorry to add to the questions James - do you drill for piercing with a motor or bow drill? Been using my bow drill again recently and finding it very relaxing.
    I use my trusty old pendant drill for drilling holes pre piercing, it is one of the old types with a start button on the drill piece handle and I use a wax candle for drill lubrication.I also have one of the pendant drill with the slip joint on the flexshaft, complete with a quick release handle for holding burs and a hammer handpiece, this drill has the foot pedal speed regulator. I wouldn't like to drill 8000 holes with a bow drill:-)
    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldsmith View Post
    I wouldn't like to drill 8000 holes with a bow drill:-)
    Er, yes - fair point. 50-100 wouldn't be too bad, but 8k would probably have me reaching for the pendant motor too!

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    the one i have for today is hand forged cake server and showing some of the stages this was forged hot Click image for larger version. 

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    showing some more stages Click image for larger version. 

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    and then this is the final picture Click image for larger version. 

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    That really is lovely. Thanks David.

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    They really are beautiful, David. How do you prevent firescale all through this process? Dennis.

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    Beautiful pieces David, I really like them!

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    Hi

    I dont prevent the firestain as you cannot forge hot with any coating on the silver so the fire stain is removed at the end by filing and sand buffing

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    Hi everyone,

    Made this today and it's the first piece I have made in my wee spare-room workshop, feels good to slowly but surely get back into the swing of things, woo It's a cast silver twig which I had left over from my college days and a cabochon amethyst my friend brought me back from New zealand along with some other cobochons. Glad to see they're getting a bit of use now after lying in my tool box for the past 5 years.

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