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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2011, 03:52:29 PM »

Blummin Eck just ordered a key mandrel for the huge bunch of old keys I bought in Oz three years ago!
I love the rod holder from etsy.
Also have 2 cone mandrels, thimble mandrel and blowhole mandrel still in their wrappers!
Best tools are free gravity and heat!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2011, 04:01:59 PM »

Yup, gravity is your friend, nearly typed gravy is your friend then
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2011, 04:02:50 PM »

That, too  Grin Grin
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2011, 04:05:52 PM »

But gravy is a very good friend too, and it can be useful in lampworking (only if you have a cold studio a hot mug of gravy and dunk bread in it yum)

Weirdness aside I would love to try a cone mandrel. But that's cause since I saw them I have had a design idea in my head.

If I had to think of my favourite tool I would probably say its the tin foil that holds my frit lol second place goes to my brass shapers.
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2011, 05:49:28 PM »

i have a question, where on earth do you get keys from?
I only have one "unusual" tool, it is a laboratory spatula that i "borrowed" from my old job, its got the perfect curves for shaping certain anatomical parts on goddess beads  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2011, 05:52:38 PM »

I get my keys from the key cutters, I just asked them if they had any mortis keys that weren't cut exactly right. They just give them to me, I did get asked what on earth it was I was doing with them (back then it was wire wrapping them) they got very interested.

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2011, 06:35:04 PM »

I've done a few keys lately and have lots more ready to go.  I just fused some of them onto a hot glass punty, not all worked but the others were hollow so I rammed them with a bamboo kebab skewer, worked a treat!  One of them that proved stubborn to the above I used my reverse action tweezers but they are not so easy to turn.

I'd love the key mandrel, but so far necessity has proved to be the mother of invention in my studio!
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2011, 04:04:29 AM »

I've got a couple of marble cheese cutters from charity shops for 50p. The marble acts just like a large piece of graphite .
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__marble+cheese+slicer_W0QQ_dmdZ2?rvr_id=211871701585&crlp=1472812721_284591_284611&UA=%3F*F%3F&GUID=d9a15df61280a0
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2011, 04:18:46 AM »

I've got a boxful of old keys, might have to dig out the key mandrel again.

Got my keys from Ebay

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=old+keys&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2011, 07:15:18 AM »

Any pics Gemma? Pat you reminded me that my first marver was the base of an iron Grin
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2011, 07:18:13 AM »

My clever hubby made me a key mandrel - I'm ashamed to say I've not tried it yet  Embarrassed. I shall get on the case today!
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2011, 07:22:44 AM »

I love my key mandrel... but have a shortage of keys to use it with  Roll Eyes


I usually see a fair number of these at most Vide Grenier.......I have a stash of them from way before I started bead making..........I just like the rusty old things Grin
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2011, 07:29:22 AM »

Carol, bad wife, BAD WIFE, after all that hard work he put in for you Angry Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2011, 07:32:00 AM »

Im really lusting after a graphite reamer - any idea of prices on those Tan?
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2011, 07:37:03 AM »

Absolutely no idea, both of mine came with other lampwork stuff that I bought from ebay over the years.
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