zuludog

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    Replied to the thread Three phase power?.
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    I'm with the others

    If you know 'naff all' about 3 - phase electrics, you're not going to learn enough in a couple of days or whatever
    In layman's terms, it is much more powerful than the domestic 240v supply, and it's just not worth trying to do it…
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    Replied to the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    Thanks for your advice so far

    I work on a steel framed desk with an extra sheet of plywood on top which means it's too thick for the various clamp - on bench pegs. But I don't need an anvil as there is one on my vice. So I'll make my own bench peg from…
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    Replied to the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    Thanks again for your comments. The problem is that this is new to me, and I've got to start somewhere
    I'll stay with the 2 & 4 blades and get some 2/0 as well, that's really the only way to find out what I like

    Just remembered that I also use 0,5 to 1…
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    Replied to the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    Thanks for that reply, it's excellent! Here are a few comments; I just want to make a few bolsters, I don't intend doing any more serious or involved metalwork or jewellery


    I think I've watched all the videos on jeweller's saws, and have an idea of the…
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    Posted the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    I have been cutting the slot in bolsters for narrow tang blades by drilling a row of holes then finishing it with needle files; but I think some members here use a jeweller's saw so I thought I'd try it. I use 2mm brass sheet

    A browse through YouTube…
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    Replied to the thread Scale pin hole sizes..
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    I use 3 or 4mm brass or aluminium rod for pins, depending on the size of the holes in the tang
    I drill 3 or 4mm holes in the scales, as appropriate, but then I :-

    Ream the holes in the scales slightly with a needle file
    Sand the pins with medium…
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    Replied to the thread Hi guys.
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    Welcome!
    There are a lot of ex BB members here, including myself. We are sometimes referred to as 'refugees'.
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    Replied to the thread Finish for wooden scales.
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    For a while I used linseed oil thinned with about 10% white spirit. Let it soak in for 30 mins or so then wipe off the excess. But I thought it gave a dull finish
    Tried Danish Oil but even though I left it for a couple of days that just resulted in a…
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    Replied to the thread Hello all.
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    Welcome from a fellow Lancastrian
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    Hello JKM and welcome. I too am a refugee from BB

    If you do lightweight backpacking I can thoroughly recommend this club, it's very friendly and not at all cliquish

    http://www.backpackersclub.co.uk
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    Replied to the thread First go working with leather.
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    Yes, Ian Atkinson, aka Leodis Leather is good,

    Also Jacklore Knives; and Nigel Armitage, certainly for general leatherwork though I can't remember offhand if he has a video just about sheath making
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    Replied to the thread Brisa delivery times.
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    Yes, I have always found Brisa a reliable supplier, with orders arriving in only a few days, certainly within a week.
    They also answered an enquiry (by email) very quickly too

    I have also dealt with Moonraker Knives and Greenman Bushcraft; they were…