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    Thank you Patni, that's really interesting. One...

    Thank you Patni, that's really interesting. One very skilful goldsmith. Not a job for a beginner. Dennis.
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    West one castings Hatton Garden often comes up...

    West one castings Hatton Garden often comes up
    www.west1castings.co.uk
  3. Thread: Inspiration

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    Hope you'll show it then, Bob.

    Hope you'll show it then, Bob.
  4. You can use a narrow square graver, but they...

    You can use a narrow square graver, but they need setting up, sharpening and keeping sharp.
    However if you are not used to using them, you might find it easier to use half round needle files which...
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    Renaissance wax is an expensive grease, with no...

    Renaissance wax is an expensive grease, with no permanent benefit for silver.

    As Caroline has said, it can be used on patinated metal, to enhance the colour by giving it a wet look, but then so...
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    Hello Sami, and welcome to the forum. I hope your...

    Hello Sami, and welcome to the forum. I hope your shed is not too cold. Dennis.
  7. Thread: copper plate

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    There's a moral in here somewhere, beginning with...

    There's a moral in here somewhere, beginning with Don't. Dennis.
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    Yes, they are beautiful, but too labour...

    Yes, they are beautiful, but too labour intensive. As Deb has said, you could get them mass produced by a laser cutting service and the jump ring soldered on, or even reproduced in multiples,...
  9. Thread: copper plate

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    Alternatively, unless you can identify the assay...

    Alternatively, unless you can identify the assay office it could be just the makers mark and turn out to be plated. Dennis.
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    From memory, the anti tarnish bath requires...

    From memory, the anti tarnish bath requires expensive equipment and is only appropriate for large volume output.

    Anti tarnish strips, or tabs, which are cheap and plentiful on line, can be added...
  11. Thread: copper plate

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    Hi Billy, you cant really ruin gold by soldering...

    Hi Billy, you cant really ruin gold by soldering and pickling.

    Is it new gold from a reputable dealer or re-cycled from something old?
    If recycled, did it have a British hallmark, or was it just...
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    Well, post her the plastic sizer set (cost about...

    Well, post her the plastic sizer set (cost about 1.50), make sure you have a matching stick, and you'll have it perfect. Dennis.
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    Hi Noora, and welcome to the forum. Sizing rings...

    Hi Noora, and welcome to the forum.
    Sizing rings can be very frustrating unless you are very strict about it. Certainly trying work it out by measuring the circumference of a finger directly is a...
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    Cookson have a set including mandrels. Quite...

    Cookson have a set including mandrels. Quite expensive, but ideal for small objects.
    Unfortunately once used on brass, they will get too dirty for silver.

    You can use three per mandrel or four...
  15. Thread: Help with Gimp

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    I would normally have sent the pendant on its...

    I would normally have sent the pendant on its own.

    The assay office might be willing handle it already on its necklace. Ring them and ask. I would say that the beads and stringing are irrelevant...
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    No they look fine. Every extra wiggle will harden...

    No they look fine. Every extra wiggle will harden them more.
    I dont like working with brass because its rather dirty, but radial disks will clean a ring up Dennis.
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    No it's not American. It could be the internal...

    No it's not American. It could be the internal diameter in mm, or something quite other.

    Check it out with something that can be sent and verified with your own ring stick, such as Cooksons...
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    Dear Patni. It's always a pleasure to watch...

    Dear Patni.
    It's always a pleasure to watch someone else working, rather than working yourself.
    The video you posted is about soldering a chain, but the screw earring one would be more...
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    Hi Douglas, and welcome. Here is the size chart...

    Hi Douglas, and welcome.
    Here is the size chart donated by one of our valued members, Sleeping Dragon:

    http://www.sleepingdragon.co.uk/uploads/2/6/0/9/26090340/ring_metal_sizes_1-3mm_a-z6.pdf ...
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    I have watched this thread develop and have not...

    I have watched this thread develop and have not joined in because I dont do stamping.
    However as one who likes to keep things simple, I can't help wondering why anyone would want to mix their own...
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    Hi Tia, and welcome. This was posted by a member...

    Hi Tia, and welcome.
    This was posted by a member no longer with us, but you might be able to find him:
    https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6305 Dennis.
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    Hi Trippy, and welcome. I suspect most people...

    Hi Trippy, and welcome. I suspect most people would not solder it at all, but just close it as perfectly as possible. It looks stout enough to resist opening again.

    However If you feel more...
  23. Thread: Brooch Pin

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    But extra easy solder is cheap and worth...

    But extra easy solder is cheap and worth ordering, because it extends the hierarchy of solders when you need it.
    Cookson will send it by return. Dennis.
  24. Thread: Brooch Pin

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    Well you're battle scarred but much wiser,...

    Well you're battle scarred but much wiser, Sheena. I guess for the very last soldering of the bezels onto the bar, I would have used extra easy solder placed inside.
    The truth is you have packed...
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    It's looking beautiful, but why is the flower...

    It's looking beautiful, but why is the flower blue? Is it just a trick of the light? Dennis.
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