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My end of financial year wish

Towards the end of every financial year, I have a think about what I might like to buy in terms of tools.  This year, as I diversify my jewellery making practice, I decided to treat myself to a disc cutter.

In all the books I have read about jewellery making, and the courses I’ve attended, they have always listed a disc cutter as an optional tool.  And certainly, you don’t really need one.  But, WOW, what a difference it makes to the time it takes to cut circles in metal.  I had a few practice shots this afternoon, and I can safely say this is one of my best investments for a long time.  I can’t wait to see what comes out of the studio now!

On the weekend I’ll be banging out a few circles (yes, that is how you use a disc cutter, by banging them with a hammer)!  I’ll show you some new work next week.