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.