Category Archives: resources

ScrapHappy March 2022

A very brief and simple #ScrapHappy this month. I love my mitre vise beyond measure and I bought the best I could afford back in 2017, but it’s not the best there is. As a result of my near constant … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy November 2021

A more traditional and simple ScrapHappy this month; I’ve repurposed an interdental brush as a needle pin to use in carding my files. I first came across needle pins when I was a child, making Honiton Lace* – it’s the … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy – October 2021

There’s quite a bit of experimentation that goes on in my workshop. Sometimes it’s because I want to play, sometimes it’s because I’ve got a new tool, but mostly it’s because I need to learn or practice a new technique … Continue reading

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Adventures with an Aquaflame Part 1 … Introducing Little Miss #SmeltyMelty

WARNING!! This post is techy and likely to be of no interest to anyone who doesn’t use heat on their metal Continue reading

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ScrapHappy May 2021

One of my favourite way to reuse the waste from my silversmithing is to heat it into balls and pebbles. Casting is going to be next, but for instant gratification of a job well done, it’s hard to beat this. … Continue reading

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