A small but weighty matter..

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A small but weighty matter..

Post by Watermole+ » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:13 pm

A little while ago, I was kindly given an original 1/4 oz "Bell" plummet.
I had a little piece of 5/8" diameter copper and thought about trying to make some.

These are my first attempts at making a set on the lathe. The loops are 1/16" brass wire soldered in and the inserts are from an old wine bottle cork.

Please excuse terrible background..!


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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Leigh » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:15 pm

As always Watermole+ very nice

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Harry H » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Those are lovely :Hat:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Little works of art !!! :Hat:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:22 pm

Wonderful WM+
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:23 pm

Another lovely project, beautifully executed - thank you for sharing with us.

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:51 pm

Cor! They're a bit special!

Brilliant again Watermole+
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Richard C » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:56 pm

Very nice WM+ well done. However,.... :Scared:
Can't help thinking that they won't look half as nice when they turn green. Or will they?
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Tengisgol » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:56 pm

They're perfect!
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Harry » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:56 pm

I still have one of those plummets in my bag.... they are beautiful WM+ :Hat:
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