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  • china's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    What are you using currently
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  • Watch Maker's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    I've been using some of the Menzera polishing compounds and I like them however they don't always come off that well in the ultrasonic cleaner. What...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Thank you everyone for liking the rockhoppers. I'm pretty sure there wasn't any beer. They live outside the EU, so anything of value would have...
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  • josef1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    the fisrt one is cast and polished then a mould is made from this its called a master and copys can be made from that by injecting wax into it but...
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  • jpo31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Thanks for your reply. Yes, he had made two resized models of the original design. However I understand he is saying he can only make 1x ring from...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Dennis, that is something so special for this couple. Absolutely wonderful! Ruedeleglise.
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    The casting process reproduces what you provide and nothing else - each different size might as well be a different design. If you want different...
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  • jpo31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Hi! I am hoping to get some advice re casting. I don't understand the process fully, so I am a little confused. I had made a wax ring in size N. I...
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  • mizgeorge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    Oh Dennis, thank you - what a lovely cheering sight (and story) on a very gloomy day. I love that the crests give them so much more expression than...
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread The Rockhoppers Wedding. in Show & Tell!
    What a fun token for them, such detail Dennis. I’m sure they have everything they’d ever need and it’s impossible to know what to give people now
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    They’d be even more impressed if people would just think and break or cut the retainer. It takes a couple of seconds. The same applies to other...
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  • china's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    That's spooky I was just watching a penguin being rescued from six pack retainer stuck around it's neck, I think the Rockhoppers will be impressed.
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    This is a memento for long term partners, getting married late in life. Its hardly jewellery, but I thought you might like to see it anyhow. The...
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 02:24 PM
    Ianfs replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    Thanks Caroline I have some Perspex and have cut it in the past so probably okay with that. I think a length of 100mm flexible tube and an...
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 12:23 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    You could build a plywood hood or box quite easily to work within and definitely the dust needs to be going away from you for your own health as well...
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 10:43 AM
    Ianfs replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    It's more of a nuisance giving some things a faint brown dusting. I use my recently purchased Foredom in reverse mode and polish in the direction of...
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 10:34 AM
    Ianfs replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    My family always buy presents for each other that we need/want rather than just guess. Stephen Goldsmith's book was on my list sent out a couple of...
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  • pearlescence's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 09:26 AM
    pearlescence replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    I'm going to recommend the book on 'polishing and finishing' by master polisher Stephen Goldsmith. It covers all the polishing issues, including...
    11 replies | 173 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 08:25 AM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    So the burning question remains. Is the dust in “moderation” (but what is in moderation?) a hazard to health like many other dusts. I suppose...avoid...
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  • china's Avatar
    29-11-2020, 02:56 AM
    china replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    Depends on weather your main concern is breathing in the the dust or just keeping the are clean the Moleroda's system will only keep the the local...
    11 replies | 173 view(s)
  • Ianfs's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 11:20 PM
    Ianfs replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    Thanks Dennis, I shall get to work on a DIY version as you suggest for my pendant motor. The Moleroda solutions look good but rather expensive for...
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 11:17 PM
    Ianfs replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    Thanks Caroline, it just goes to show what is lingering in the atmosphere. I work in a spare bedroom, so need to address the problem! Stay safe...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 09:37 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    The first line of defence is a hood to fit your polishing lathe. Even a primitive one made from a box will catch a significant amount of splatter. ...
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 08:50 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    That’s the joys of polishing Ian. Even with extraction I have a fine layer of polishing compound . Strangely even if I haven’t used the polisher for...
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  • Ianfs's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 06:47 PM
    Ianfs started a thread Tripoli problem in Question Time
    I am finding I get a light dusting of Tripoli over my worktop and tools. Does that mean I am using too much? I do get a little build up of black that...
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 02:47 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Air conditioning in The Lounge
    We don’t get midgies down here in Fife in the same way, that’s more a west coast problem. We had the flying ant influx but it only lasted for a day...
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  • china's Avatar
    28-11-2020, 02:34 PM
    china replied to a thread Air conditioning in The Lounge
    I have heard they are problem in Scotland, we just have about 300 other bugs to worry about, Flies, Blow Flies , Mosquitos, wasps, flying ants...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    27-11-2020, 07:12 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Air conditioning in The Lounge
    Don’t all the midges fly in then.....not in the winter, I know!
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  • china's Avatar
    27-11-2020, 01:26 AM
    china replied to a thread Air conditioning in The Lounge
    Just the opposite here today (currently 11.50 am 39deg C), will be same for the next three days, makes me me think of my grand parents, survived with...
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