Jewelry, Amulets, Rings...

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  1. badger

    badger Well-Known Member

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    I like the strap, it would be comfortable for me.
    And I like the face and hands.... if I'm going to wear a watch I want to see what the time is quickly without have to search for the hands. A friend gave me a watch which I liked but I couldn't see the hands...they were a similar colour to the watch face, so I had to open the watch up, remove the vwinder, extract the works and then paint the hands black before putting it all back together..... I can see them now. :)
     
  2. RJM

    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Mine is powered by light, so it never needs battery change. I like white hands on a dark face, easier to see.
     
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    Yes........ I need to see hands easily.

    I buy digital watches at boot fairs and service them, but I don't buy 2nd hand solar powered watches because when their batteries have failed I cannot change these easily. But to buy a solar powered watch from new is a great idea because they run for many years if worn, or kept in the light.
     
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    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    But you know @badger if you find a solar watch that has run down, if you leave it in light from a window, it will almost always recover and start ticking again even if it takes a week or two.

    You sound like an interesting fellow. Watch repair is far too fiddly for someone like me. I just lack patience. Do you watch any watch repair channels on you tube? I find it so relaxing. I like this guy:
    https://youtube.com/c/NekkidWatchmaker
     
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    My work. It's a scent bottle


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    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

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    Nice work, @RJM! How does the stopper seal, is it ground or is there some kind of washer?
     
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    I grind it to fit
     
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    Ella S. Utilitarian Logician

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    I used to make clocks and repair watches as a hobby, but they were all analog. The clockwork fascinates me.
     
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    Brilliant.
    You must know much much more about furnaces than myself, and blowing glass must be a wonderful ability. I sometimes see glass blowing on telly and it is just amazing to me.
    What temperatures must you reach for glass blowing?
     
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    The answer is it depends in the glass. The furnace glass is worked around 1200 to 1300c, but I work borosilicate glass with oxy-propane, so it's hotter. I never know the exact temp
     
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    @badger
    I'm a torchwork, flamework glassblower. I rent my work area from a furnace studio and shop which gives me direct access to customers.

    I can do a bit of furnace glassblowing, but it is not what I do do for my living as a trade
     
  12. badger

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    I imagine that 12-1300degree furnaces large enough for glass-blowing would be expensive and sizeable.
    I can scrape up 1050dregrees within a tiny bricked furnace with MAP gas, enough for silver/gold and even copper in tiny quantities. But I only need to melt/caste very small amounts.
     
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    Indeed. They work tons of glass and sell internationally. But I just rent workspace there:
     
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