Nice ones Southey. On that first coin, side two, there is a scroll along the bottom. That's where you have your name engraved (it's your responsibility after being awarded the coin) If you haven't had that done before you're challenged it's the same as not having a coin and you'll be the one responsible for buying the round of drinks.
I've got to get more tech savvy so I can post up a pic of mine (9th SOS) No color involved, it's a straight bonze (or brass?) coin.
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Sweet, ill get on it
I like the idea of making cloak pins, I might have a go at making some leaf ones like they had on LOTR
mushroom picking knives?.....does anyone actually use them? just noticed theyre out of stock on mears site....bronze would be fine no?....sorry, best i can do lol
No such thing as hard mate, just something to be learned
How about some bronze nuts?I:e hazel nuts, brazil ect..I've seen them done before.Beautiful and tactile.I believe they are made by wrapping the nut in clay and baking until the nut shell burns out then the hollow is filled with bronze.A kinda odd lost wax type process.
What sort of furnace do you have?
I'm using a new technique for working with metals. Basically i get some copper and tin powder, mix it at 89% copper 11% tin, add in distilled water and olive oil which form an organic binder and basically makes the metal into clay. You then work the clay as you would any clay and make what you want. Let it dry and it gets the feel and stiffness of leather. You then apply all the fine work and other bits thats too hard to do when the clays soft. You then fire it in a kiln buried in activated carbon for a low oxygen environment. Start the heat off slowly to burn off the organic binders then ramp the kiln up to a set temperature, this then sinters all the metal particles into one solid piece of metal. What goes in as clay, comes out as metal. You can do it with pretty much any metal, from gold to iron. You just need a programmable kiln that can get hot enough. I have one for my knifemaking stuff. Its my partner Rachael who told me about it, she does it in silver as she makes jewellery.
Like the sound of the nut idea, could probably do it. as the kiln goes up to 1300C.
Yep iv a conker and the spiky shell some ware I forgot untill lauditch1 post will dig em out
Iv gone back to my cave smoke signals a bit week with the cloud cover.