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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Since we are a diverse bunch here I thought somebody could help me out with a shed find. The previous owners of my house (now deceased) left a big box with several rolls of pewter sheet, some over 3ft long. I reckon there is about 2kg there, any ideas what to do with it?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Make head tube badges?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Sure tis not lead?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Nah, not lead. There were two books on pewter craft with it, though it may well have lead in it ...,


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:41 pm 
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pewter is mainly Tin, modern pewter no longer has lead in it,

tankards ?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Well you've got the books, do they not have some crazy craft ideas you could sell on ebay and make some bike money

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Seriously, send it to me.

I make pewter things - mainly castings.

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I'd make you something nice from it!
:D :D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Melt it and fashion some badly-proportioned scale models of iconic bikes, mounted on tacky acrylic plinths. Seems to work with Jags and Land Rovers anyway....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:46 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Seriously, send it to me.

I make pewter things - mainly castings.

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I'd make you something nice from it!
:D :D :D :D :D :D


Very cool. How do you make those?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:22 pm 
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theproudhighway wrote:
Very cool. How do you make those?


Ta.

Cast with a latex mould. The hardest part is making the master.


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