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Ok, so not woodworking but I’m limited to what I can do with wood off-shore. 🤣

 

Had a day to kill today. So thought I’d make a Viking necklace and bracelet for someone. Not sure who yet.

 

Some pics of the process.

 

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The wire is 1.2mm sterling silver. Started at 08:00 this morning and after a long lunch I had them both finished and in the tumbler.

After an hour in the tumbler the chain takes on an amazing shine and all the rough edges are smoothed off. Will leave in over night and see how they come out.

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10 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

The wire is 1.2mm sterling silver. Started at 08:00 this morning and after a long lunch I had them both finished and in the tumbler.

After an hour in the tumbler the chain takes on an amazing shine and all the rough edges are smoothed off. Will leave in over night and see how they come out.

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In the " tumbler "  ( we used to use a barrel or vibrabowles ) do you use soap stone pyramids Andy ?   

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In the " tumbler "  ( we used to use a barrel or vibrabowles ) do you use soap stone pyramids Andy ?   


In the Barrel there is small stainless steel needles, pins, diamond shapes etc. Some solution is also poured in, not sure what it is as its in Norwegian.
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Nice to keep busy,What do you actually do on the rigs andy ??



As little as possible, 🤣

We where all finished up late Friday night. No chopper till Monday night so just dossing around really. Swinging over from nights to days so needed something to keep me amused.
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20 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

You have some patience Andy emoji106.png

Yeh it was a long day. But was also fun, been a  few years since I made my last one so was a bit of a puzzle as to how I used to do it. Ive got the other lads hooked and they've made some nice pieces for their better halves. I had to pay for the silver on this rig (booo!) but normally its free in the Hobby Clubs. There is a Knife Club too where people can buy, or make a blade and there is blanks of different kinds of wood for making the handle and leather etc for the sheath. 

 

Here's some I made before. 

 

 

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