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    That's not a bad idea.

    That's not a bad idea.
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    It's easy enough to do as Peter suggests, the...

    It's easy enough to do as Peter suggests, the problem is getting the job to look neat.
    A ball burr or similar to lower the area slightly where the tubes join eliminates the hassle & looks neat...
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    Can you not drill out the material between the...

    Can you not drill out the material between the stones & rubover the perimeter?
  4. Thanks Dennis, must be a while since I popped in...

    Thanks Dennis, must be a while since I popped in last.
    Shame tapatalk went downhill.
  5. Stones & mounts that don't quite match up is...

    Stones & mounts that don't quite match up is unfortunately quite a normal problem to be dealt with.
    Aside from tweaking settings or developing unorthodox methods, the answer is to either make your...
  6. Yes you can providing that you can get a deep...

    Yes you can providing that you can get a deep enough hole without going through...
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    As Peter says, a triangular bit would produce a...

    As Peter says, a triangular bit would produce a square..never seen or used one though!
    You'll have to pierce or cut the corners by hand after round drilling.

    Maybe not the easiest task to do as a...
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    Possibly someone would give you a concrete price...

    Possibly someone would give you a concrete price once they see the job in the flesh.
    Sounds easier to re-set an existing job but that isn't always the case.
    You'll be looking at somewhere between...
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    The micromotor handpieces are abit of an...

    The micromotor handpieces are abit of an investment, but eventually the pain of paying goes away.
  10. What are you trying to do Nick?

    What are you trying to do Nick?
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    This isn't rough but requested upside down...

    This isn't rough but requested upside down set...as a pseudo style in the customers words...however try keeping the metal work even.
    Flush setting you can "possibly" but you may need a small burr to...
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    One major point of doing your best is to also...

    One major point of doing your best is to also know when to stop faffing with something..you could easily waste a couple of hours for no noticeable reason.

    I did this myself as an apprentice.
    You...
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    If you set stones for a profession then you'll...

    If you set stones for a profession then you'll want one as it helps speed up some jobs & you never know what comes up.
    If you only make your own stuff then maybe not necessary as you can manage...
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    Forgot the yellow diamond link, all in 18ct so...

    Forgot the yellow diamond link, all in 18ct so decent materials...though certainly not high end work since anyone could do these with minimal skill...it's a time/money save with these CAD pip...
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    Nice to see "old school" pave for a change...just...

    Nice to see "old school" pave for a change...just did these this morning and they required zero skill in comparison.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170519/b9c4deab4d40c4ebdd3d3409668097e6.jpg
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    High end work as James points out is the very...

    High end work as James points out is the very best materials & workmanship, fine is good quality materials but not necessarily made all that we'll such as a lot of high St stuff...which also sell not...
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    You done well...getting a perfect layout & finish...

    You done well...getting a perfect layout & finish flush setting a flat surface isn't the easiest thing to do.
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    The thumb, you balance & pivot on that...so you...

    The thumb, you balance & pivot on that...so you don't have your whole hand in the air at any time.
    Hope that makes sense!
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    I use abit more of a potato peeler grip for...

    I use abit more of a potato peeler grip for drilling & burnishing..
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    You're bound to need it once it's gone. Sent...

    You're bound to need it once it's gone.

    Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
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    Stone setters can be quite inventive when it...

    Stone setters can be quite inventive when it comes to tools...
    Old grain (beading) tools are my favourite & make up different things for certain jobs if i I don't already have tool that will help.
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    You'll be scratching the stones if you are not...

    You'll be scratching the stones if you are not careful so...maybe some brass might be better for abit softer stones..also try & avoid riding the burnisher over the facets otherwise you won't get a...
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    So what happened? Providing you made a perfectly...

    So what happened? Providing you made a perfectly good mount with the correct stones you shouldn't really get a major problem.
    Then again it always seems to be the setters fault for not turning a...
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    Like all styles of setting there are various...

    Like all styles of setting there are various methods..all work but not for everything all the time.

    If you are making your own things with similar materials, one method can be enough...however if...
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    Buy a little pot of burr save/cut lube (whatever...

    Buy a little pot of burr save/cut lube (whatever make) & it'll last years.
    As for speed...there is no exact correct rpm.
    Different sizes/makes prefer different speeds.

    Sometimes I prefer to do...
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