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By: Cork Silver  05/12/2011
Keywords: silver, city council

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Friday, June 10th, 2011 | , , |

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 | , |

We’ve just finished this piece which was commissioned by a local scouts club as a presentation. For anyone who has been in the scouts you’ll recognise it’s a silver model of a woggle that you use to tie your scarf. It looks simply enough to plait some silver wire but the challenge was to get the silver to behave like the leather that is used in the original.

It took alot of annealing to get the silver wire malleable enough to plait, so what looks like three easy steps in these photos actually was spread out over a few days work!

The Finished Product

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 | |

As Christmas is fast approaching we’ve been getting lots of commissions for silver tableware. Here are some pictures of a silver butter dish which Jimmy made.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | |

These silver medals are being presented by the Cork City Council and the Cork County Council on 13th May 2009. The medals are all cut by hand including the logos which are cut out by hand and then soldered on to the medal.

When the piece has been soldered and cleaned in acid they are then hand polished using a lathe.

They are then hand engraved on both sides to represent the County Council and the City Council.

The finished solid silver piece measures 50mm in diametre and is 2mm thick.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 | , |

Keywords: city council, silver

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