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There's a seller on ebay, ulusminiaturas, that sells the most remarkable miniature tools and commonplace metal objects - battered kettles, measuring tapes...  They're just extremely, remarkably detailed, real works of art.  And every now and then they'll post one of these, and I just drool.  As I was looking at it just now, I realized that I was speaking aloud and saying "Beauuuutiful hacksaw.  That's just gorgeous."  (Think of whipping off a leg with that!)

Be still, my beating heart...!


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Date: 2008-04-20 09:56 am (UTC)
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It was my husband's idea, he is the do-it-yourself type. I was pretty much angry and overstrained most of the time because it was so hard to do and it took so long. But now they're done and all is well, everyone says they look good. (Maybe they don't dare to say anything else)

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Date: 2008-04-20 05:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure they do look good. Did either of you have any metalworking or jeweler's experience before? Where did you get the metal?

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Date: 2008-04-20 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Experience? None at all.
You have a goldsmith supervising what you do. Who drives you insane by always saying: "Now saw reeeeeaaaal straight and don't mess this up und oh oh you're going to overheat it any second in fact right now..."
We almost had them done once and then they were all of a sudden both too big.

The jeweller buys the metal as raw material. There are a handful of firms who recycle old gold and silver or other metals and sell the metal in flat plates between 0,5 and 2,5 milimeters thick. It's funny to look at the tiny piece of gold that your 300 €uros will buy

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Date: 2008-04-20 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Sounds nerve-wracking! But at least you can always melt it down and start over (I assume?)


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