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5 Essential Beginners Glass Engraving Tools
31st January 2019

5 Essential Beginners Glass Engraving Tools

If you are new to the wonderful world of glass engraving this short guide will give you a run down of the small amount of kit you'll need to achieve something special. As you learn more and start to experiment with different techniques you can add different burrs, abrasives and polishers along the way.

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Why Everyone Should own a Swiss Needle File Set
24th October 2018

Why Everyone Should own a Swiss Needle File Set

What Are Needle Files? How do you use needle files? What do the different shapes do? Why choose Swiss Needle files? An essential tool for every craftsperson.  These steel files are used for filing, shaping and smoothing metal, wood, plastics, ceramic, glass, stone and polymer clay.

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How to Make a Bottle Lamp
3rd September 2018

How to Make a Bottle Lamp

Our neighbours were having a spring clean in their shed, or what actually used to be the old outdoor loo! Among the cobwebs and plant pots were some beautiful old bottles, demijohn’s and vases which they wanted to turn into lamps.  This grey vase caught my eye and I thought…

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How to Polish Metals and Plastics Using Dialux Compounds
15th August 2018

How to Polish Metals and Plastics Using Dialux Compounds

When polishing metals, traditionally jewellers would have used Tripoli, a rouge for polishing precious metals. Now, companies like Dialux offer a whole range of different products for different metals and different finishes.Dialux polishing compounds are made in Germany. They are a premium polishing compound and a firm favourite for all those…

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How to Remove Scratches from Glass
29th June 2018

How to Remove Scratches from Glass

We often get asked how to remove scratches from glass and gemstones and here we tell you how and with what tools you can do this.

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Examples of Eternal Tools Customer Work to Inspire You
18th June 2018

Examples of Eternal Tools Customer Work to Inspire You

Here at Eternal Tools we love to receive photo's you've taken showing us how you are using the tools you buy from us.  We have so many images sent in that we can't show them all, but here's a small example of some of the most recent. Paul Mason of Mason…

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 7 Hand Polishers That Will Produce a Mirror Finish in Under 10 Minutes
26th March 2018

7 Hand Polishers That Will Produce a Mirror Finish in Under 10 Minutes

Buffing and polishing metals, stone, glass and wood is easily done with the aid of a rotary tool and various buffs, wheels, mops, bobs, pastes and compounds. However, sometimes you need some control over the material you are polishing and you may need to be careful where the polisher or abrasive…

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5 Glass Engraving Techniques and How They’re Done
26th February 2018

5 Glass Engraving Techniques and How They’re Done

Glass engraving is an art form that has been around for thousands of years, and one we’re pleased to say has become increasing popular ever since.  Anyone with a creative streak can have a go by using a small selection of diamond burrs in a pin vice or a rotary…

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12 Uses for Beeswax in Jewellery Making
23rd February 2018

12 Uses for Beeswax in Jewellery Making

A versatile accessory on the jewellery bench such as beeswax has a plethora of uses, and you can feel good about helping out the plight of our bee’s at the same time. From lubricating your jewellery saw blades to coating your threads and cords for beading, the list of uses for beeswax…

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Meet the Artist: Bottle Lamps by Lighthows
15th January 2018

Meet the Artist: Bottle Lamps by Lighthows

Amanda from Lighthows specialises in making lamps from glass bottles with the help of Eternal Tools, tools. She recently shared with us the background story and ethos of her business 'Lighthows'. Plus find out what tools you'll need to make your own glass bottle lamps.

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