Category Archives: Tech Tip

ScrapHappy August 2022 – Seaglass

This year one of MrG’s nieces got married in Lindos, and all the family were invited. It’s one of the many events that was bumped due to the various C-19 lockdowns, and it was the first time we’d left the … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy Reticulation July 2022

I’ve failed to document our scrappy makes recently, which is rubbish, but I did revisit reticulation this month, and reuse the smaller pieces of that… Reticulation* is where a sheet of sterling silver is heated to annealing temperature, quenched, pickled … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy April 2022

Remember this? Reusing old nails and champagne corks for setting tools? Well. I’ve found an even less effortful and scraphappy adapation*. This time I just sawed the end off an old toothbrsh – one of the flexible and soft plastic … Continue reading

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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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How did I do that? – making end caps for snake chain

Snake chain (so named because of the way it flexes) requires a wrapping at the end when it’s been cut, into which one would attach the components (known as findings) used to connect the clasp. These are commercially available, but … Continue reading

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