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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 07:43:23 AM »

Any pics Gemma?
I'll snap one in a bit Tan, i'm currently covered in hair dye  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 01:12:08 PM »

Pat, does the marble work the same as graphite, I was considering getting a graphite tile but this would be cheaper.

 i like my little crowbar from mandabeads best.

http://www.mangobeads.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5&category_id=27&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 03:32:45 PM »

Thanks Jammie, that's brilliant.  I was just about to chip in and tell everyone about this fab tool I used when I had some tuition with Lorna.  It wasn't one of Manda's, it was a homemade version made by a friend of Lorna's but it did the same job as Manda's tool.  I have been thinking about how I could get dad to make something similar but for 6 I think I'll take the plunge and get one of Manda's.
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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2011, 03:52:03 AM »

I Like the look of this but how do you use it ?  Is it any different to an ormal kind of pokey shaper thing?   Undecided
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2011, 04:37:51 AM »

Pat, does the marble work the same as graphite, I was considering getting a graphite tile but this would be cheaper.

Seems to.
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« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2011, 05:36:38 AM »

Lisa, I use it for patting murrini, shaping ends, as a teeny marver, all sorts really.  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011, 05:59:35 AM »

I use an IKEA spoon for barrels, a cake slice as a marver and I made my own key mandrel from a bent mandrel (I have a few  Roll Eyes ) and 24pence worth of washers, nuts and bolts from the local hardware shop!  It works a treat!!!
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« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:03 AM »

Im really lusting after a graphite reamer - any idea of prices on those Tan?

Off Mandrel have them in a couple of different sizes!  Grin http://off-mandrel.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=115_116
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« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2011, 11:30:12 AM »

Thanks Glenn... expensive tho' - I wonder if I could adapt on of their graphite rods..... any suggestions as to how from anyone?
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« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2011, 12:29:44 PM »

Pat, does the marble work the same as graphite, I was considering getting a graphite tile but this would be cheaper.

 i like my little crowbar from mandabeads best.

http://www.mangobeads.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5&category_id=27&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1

It will Jean and lasts for aaaages.
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« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2011, 12:37:54 PM »

I bought one of those artist's all-graphite pencils and peeled the covering off and it works nicely for various shapings and pokings Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2011, 12:39:42 PM »

Thanks Glenn... expensive tho' - I wonder if I could adapt on of their graphite rods..... any suggestions as to how from anyone?
You could always get a plain rod and grind down the edges. I got one of the small rods a while back and ground the end down to a cone. Took ages though, I used a drill with a grinding stone attached and even that must have taken 20mins to get it right, and that was quite a thin stick.
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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2011, 12:42:42 PM »

I bought one of those artist's all-graphite pencils and peeled the covering off and it works nicely for various shapings and pokings Smiley

oooohhhhh... off to Fleabay to have a looksee.... Grin
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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2011, 12:57:52 PM »

I bought one of those artist's all-graphite pencils and peeled the covering off and it works nicely for various shapings and pokings Smiley

oooohhhhh... off to Fleabay to have a looksee.... Grin

IIRC eBay wasn't the cheapest place but I can't remember where I found the one I ended up with! Undecided
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« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2011, 01:41:16 PM »

I got graphite rods from that cheapo bookstore (not online) whose name I can't remember. They have a section for artist tools etc.
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