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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Waste not want not, nothing ventured nothing gained.......! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • china's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    china replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Necessity is the mother of invention!
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    That's a step in the right direction.
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    With a bit of butchery of an old third hand and inspired by Dennisís photos....the titanium vertical can of course be shaped as one wants. Sent...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    There are some reusable moulding compounds available, but it's difficult to assist without knowing which one. I've used a PVC-based one in the past...
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  • Kellz's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    I think you’ll find that it is the mould that is re-usable not the compound. You knead them together thoroughly till all one colour then press the...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    What moulding compound? If it's Oyumaru, then try this: https://www.google.com/webhp?q=Oyumaru+instructions
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  • Colart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    I recently bought a metal clay starter kit and it has 2 blocks of Reusable moulding compound how do I use this do I need to heat it up and then use...
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  • josef1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    top video I enjoyed watching
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  • Allan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Note the EU's OSS VAT scheme offers a "€10,000 exemption for EU micro-businesses... but... This relief is not available to non-EU businesses. They...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    It's actually a beautiful retro setting, maybe for a young bride's wedding chest, so I guess it's the gold that matters, rather than the cost of the...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    So you're not alloying anything, just calculating the gold content. The only time I'd bother doing that is when alloying.
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  • Allan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 AM
    Couple websites I've found useful for this topic. Perhaps old news to some of you. https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/ "calculate...
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  • Allan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 AM
    No, I'm pretty small beer in comparison. I'm mostly online-only, and generally post out using Royal Mail. Weston Beamor does my casting, so any...
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  • pearlescence's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 10:34 PM
    Yes it's the form for when you come back to the EU/UK from the rest of the world with anything worth more than £18 of commercial goods. Red channel...
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  • Allan's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 09:49 PM
    Interesting. I've never had to complete something so elaborate for my sales to the US, Canada, Switzerland, etc. Would a pair of London-hallmarked...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 08:49 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Thanks....I now have a titanium rod arriving plus some titanium blanks I already have so now to get making to these illustrations. Sent from my...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 08:41 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Soldering aids can be made from old flat files, heated and the tang bent while red. Also by gripping a nail in some cheap to buy haemostats. But...
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  • pearlescence's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 08:18 PM
    A couple of thoughts. Classic setting, but if the claws work even slightly loose you will very quickly have one very scratched pearl You have used...
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  • patni's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 06:16 PM
    Hello everyone. I have just made a video on pearl setting in a gold ring Would love if you could watch and give your feedback on it. Maybe...
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  • patni's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 06:14 PM
    Actually here in India , If you give any metal to a jeweller (say 22K or 99.5), they will convert it to 99.9999 Thats ehy this calculation seems...
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  • Goldsmith's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 06:11 PM
    Goldsmith replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Have you considered making titanium soldering clamps? they can be shaped into many useful shapes to make soldering easier. James
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 03:04 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    Brilliant. That is a very de luxe version of what I remember. Yes I will certainly be making one unless there are cheaper ones available. Thanks....
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  • china's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 02:48 PM
    china replied to a thread Soldering aid in Question Time
    This what you are looking for https://www.lionpunchforge.com/tools/p/lions-claw-solder-hold-down-ckzzf Borrowed from the welding industry, I made...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 02:13 PM
    I remember seeing a very simple gizmo for making sure one piece wonít move on another when soldering. It was a short bar of metal with a bent arm...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 12:10 PM
    Sheen replied to a thread Two For One in Show & Tell!
    i had a binge on wax carving but have gone back to silver soldering now. Trying to finish some of the bits in my to-do drawer, I've also got a brooch...
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  • pearlescence's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 11:43 AM
    CN22 is easy peasy. This is the hand carry form! Every box must be filled in correctly and then you pay the VAT or your stuff is impounded.
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  • Allan's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 10:09 AM
    Thanks both (so far), and fully agree much of this nightmare was foretold years ago. I was already filling out customs codes on CN 22 forms, so at...
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