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    Thank you George and Caroline, for liking my...

    Thank you George and Caroline, for liking my Flowers. Dennis.
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    Peter is quite right. It just isn't worth...

    Peter is quite right. It just isn't worth reviving and all the trouble that might cause. You could make a new one in an hour or so. Dennis.
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    A Flower Garden.

    Some of my family simply donít wear jewellery, so Iím hard pushed to think of something to send them.

    Here is one of my solutions, a little indoor flower garden, made from my collection of Perspex...
  4. Hi Colin and welcome. What you show in your...

    Hi Colin and welcome.
    What you show in your first examples is flat curb chain. I have not made one as it is easy enough to buy, so I can only offer suggestions.

    As you say, it could be put...
  5. Thread: Best eye screws

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    Silver plated screw eyes are pretty and the shine...

    Silver plated screw eyes are pretty and the shine lasts quite well, however they are prone to snap off if they are a tight fit when screwed in.
    So as Bob has said, it will be better to have them...
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    No point in setting it, as it will be super...

    No point in setting it, as it will be super secure just glued.
    In fact to my eye its a tad deep.
    You could also run a burnisher around the edge for a little shiny contrast.
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    I've sat in front of this picture for a while...

    I've sat in front of this picture for a while Sheena, and come to the conclusion that if I suggested you drill it and a bit fell away, it would be all my fault. There is already at least one visible...
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    Yes, if well soldered that looks OK, but: If...

    Yes, if well soldered that looks OK, but:

    If you make your notch too shallow, the claw will move sideways instead of closing. You might have to cut in further with a narrower V at least past the...
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    Yes, that one looks bigger. Obviously not...

    Yes, that one looks bigger. Obviously not possible for me to pop over to see it, but you would still have the option to use the two together if needed:
    The big one in your left hand to heat up the...
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    This is a problem with learning from books. The...

    This is a problem with learning from books. The author can present impossible diagrams without being taken to task.

    I suspect that if you tried to set these short soldered claws they would snap...
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    Yes Anne, bigger bezels are difficult, not only...

    Yes Anne, bigger bezels are difficult, not only because they need more heat for the solder to flow on the back plate, but also because too much heat on the bezel strip will cause it to distort and...
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    Hi Rotsco, Although the pictures are low...

    Hi Rotsco,
    Although the pictures are low definition, the rings appear to be well made and wearable.

    There is a variety of designs, but it is hard to comment further, because as we are all...
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    They might be able to send a new part, but stand...

    They might be able to send a new part, but stand firm until it has been dealt with. Dennis.
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    Dear Rotsco, Looking at this thread, I can see...

    Dear Rotsco,
    Looking at this thread, I can see no advice from forum members. What advice did you get?
    Dennis.
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    I see no problem, inserting a rectangular stone...

    I see no problem, inserting a rectangular stone into this setting Sheena. The problem would be how to set the stone, using these short bulky prongs.

    Perhaps there is a final picture to offer a...
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    No, as far as I Know its my own invention,...

    No, as far as I Know its my own invention, although there is nothing new under the sun, they say.

    There's no video, but why not try it?

    Filing a flat on one beak does not spoil them for other...
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    The blobs can be made by melting in a depression...

    The blobs can be made by melting in a depression in a casting block, the hammering the result flatter.
    If you like the bone pattern of cuttlefish, you can use that, and create an almighty stink.
    If...
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    I have posted about this before, but without any...

    I have posted about this before, but without any enthusiastic response.

    If you adapt some round nosed pliers, by filing a small flat on one beak, they will serve as setting pliers without any any...
  19. Thread: Fire scale

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    Argotect has a reputation for being hazardous,...

    Argotect has a reputation for being hazardous, but then so do many chemicals we use daily.
    https://www.kernowcraft.com/usercontent/doc/46494/ta18%20argotect%20powder.pdf
    Dennis.
  20. Thread: Fire scale

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    Another solution is Magic Borax (also aqueous),...

    Another solution is Magic Borax (also aqueous), known to some whimsical souls as Magic Boris.
    My tests showed that even after several applications there were unprotected patches. Dennis.
  21. Thread: Fire scale

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    Regarding the first two questions, either way is...

    Regarding the first two questions, either way is fine. Just a matter of choice.
    Keep containers of flammable solutions well away from flames
    Boracic acid and denatured alcohol (or meths)are...
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    Ha Ha, another can of fritters perhaps.

    Ha Ha, another can of fritters perhaps.
  23. Thread: Ingredients

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    Yes, but you might also have a hallmarking issue....

    Yes, but you might also have a hallmarking issue. Dennis.
  24. Thread: Riveting posts

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    No hope, with riveting. Possibly use a new post...

    No hope, with riveting.
    Possibly use a new post soldered to a biggish disk, and glue it on with gel superglue, which is strong, but very fst grab, so be alert.
    To get a craftsman like job, you...
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    Supporting Compound? No just held it. Dennis.

    Supporting Compound? No just held it. Dennis.
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