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Found Mosaic Pin

Discussion in 'Wanted - Dead or Alive' started by Nice65, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Nice65

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    I’m putting an antler handle on a Blackthorn stick and want to insert a bit of pin into the top, like Steve does on some of his shaving brushes. Colour ideally red and black, length doesn’t matter, it’s just for decoration.
     
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    You can fuck off, I've non left! :lol::rofl:


    Steve.
     
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  3. Nice65

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    I was thinking something like this, in a shave brush by our highly skilled, talented, and top man, Steve. :lickinghairyscottisharse:

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    Unfortunately this pic is slightly out of focus, I think Steve concentrates more on perfection in his work than his photography. It certainly shows.
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    :D:D:D
     
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    I may well have some mosaic pins in the Box of Useful Items - I'll have a look when I've finished me dinner.
     
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    Steve, we have yet to try the chilli oil, apologies for the lack of feedback
    Thanks mate, for the polite reply if nothing else. :rofl:
     
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    Rich, I have had a wee rummage, and found some bits of pins. 4mm and 6mm (ish) dia., but brass, not stainless. Quality is not brilliant, hence why I have not used it.

    Any good?

    I can get a couple of pics in the a.m. if you wish.



    Steve.
     
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    Cheers, anything 6mm would do it.
     
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    That’s a nice brush Rich, who made that? :D
     
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    One quick rummage later:

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    I have one of the one on the far left, and two or three of each of the others.

    Yours if you want one.
     
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    I would please. 3rd from left looks like a winner. I’ll drop you a PM later, cheers. :)

    I’ll do your postage or bung you a bit of biltong next time I’m making.
     
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    Why it’s one of Steves, Harv. I’m sure you have one similar? Usually stamped and numbered, just look at the bottom and see if it says “No1: Jock Bawbag” anywhere. :D
     
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    Biltong sounds great :nod:
    I'll drop it in the post once I've got the necessary.
     
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    Well, here is the somewhat overdone antler. I wanted to use the pins from both of you, but it ended up looking a bit strange.

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    So, I’ve stuffed it with nickel silver wire and some “right hassle to make” brass tube with blue epoxy. Epoxy tastes pretty bad if you drink it through a straw btw. :puke

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    Poor light, it’s a nice bent Blackthorn. I’m probably going to fit a leather grip once I’ve sanded and matched the joins. Might lightly take off the sharp edges of the antler at the top too. Needs polishing first.

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    I’ll get it finished and take some proper pics in better light. I’ve been given a May 9th appt for hip replacement, and I’m buggered if I’m using anything other than a decent stick.

    CptBeaky, you didn’t get any biltong. I have two joints of beef in the fridge. This will be a new type of biltong, I’m looking at a soy sauce soak, then patted dry and coated with cracked black pepper, onion granules, garlic salt. Send your address.

    Steve, I daresay you’ll get another chunk come your way. :)
     
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    And you Harv. :D

    If the flavour works well, the bulk of it will find its way to you. I may make a trad coriander spice mix up and get some of that in the drier too.

    We’ve had a, now dead, rat in the garage. The biltong box is completely rodent and fly proof, and was never approached. It’s heavily meshed at all entry points. The rat was just a single chancer, female and looking for a nest site, she didn’t even bother taking the stored bird food in a bag near her entry point. The IR cameras haven’t shown any activity over the past week or so. But still, despite knowing the drier is perfectly clean, I want to go over all tools, boxes, surfaces etc with gloves and powerful disinfectant before I prep any more biltong. Just a peace of mind thing for me really. Biltong prep is done in the kitchen, all I do in the garage is hang the strips on the dowels and close the lid. It’s a job I’ll do late this week, the temps are due to drop midweek so the cameras and traps can stay for a bit, despite me being confident we don’t have any more, I hate the bastards enough to want to kill as many as dare to come in.
     
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    Rat biltong would be good, Rich. :lol:


    Good idea to knock off the sharp edge on the antler, by the way. :cool:




    Steve.
     
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    That's a decent-looking stick, Rich :clap:- glad the pin worked for you.

    Sympathy and crossed fingers for the hip job.
    New recipe sounds yummy - PM on its way! :bounce:
     
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    :freak: :D

    All the best for the op Rich
     
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    Cheers :)
     
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