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  1. Thread: Inspiration

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    Yes Dennis I will, I have couple of projects I...

    Yes Dennis I will, I have couple of projects I promised to show, unfortunately they are stuck on my old computer it is with a mate who is attempting to recover the hard drive "fingers crossed" as...
  2. Thread: Inspiration

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    Inspiration

    Back in Seventies I made enamel jewellery I actually made a living from it, as every one knows the fashion just died along with CB radios etc. Well all this talk in the other thread about the white...
  3. It is a much simpler exercise to make the bezel...

    It is a much simpler exercise to make the bezel correct rather than having to cut all the excess away with a graver, using the graver should basically be a clean up operation.
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    Further suggestions I spoke t my friend in Qld...

    Further suggestions I spoke t my friend in Qld she does enamel work all the time and has one prizes for her pieces, suggestion play around with temperature different enamel can be more sensitive to...
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    Just by the photo it looks to me as the metal was...

    Just by the photo it looks to me as the metal was not clean ( I am not saying that is the case ) be sure the surface is cleaner than clean, did you sift the enamel prior to application, you may need...
  6. Thread: copper plate

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    Sounds like it may a costume piece plated with a...

    Sounds like it may a costume piece plated with a Onyx cz, 395 is most likely a model number if this is the case the pickle may have removed the plating, is the "gold solder" keeping its colour
  7. I sometimes wear a limited edition silver ingot...

    I sometimes wear a limited edition silver ingot type pendant, it was gift from my partner, I don't wear it for show, but if it was pulling hairs I would not wear it.
  8. Thread: copper plate

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    I assume it is recycled if it is already...

    I assume it is recycled if it is already hallmarked and you have modified it ? is there a possibility that it is rose Gold
  9. Thread: copper plate

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    Did you use steel tongs in the pickle, if so get...

    Did you use steel tongs in the pickle, if so get yourself some cooper or non metallic tongs, make a new batch of pickle and try again.
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    I used Dialux back in the 70's took a long break...

    I used Dialux back in the 70's took a long break from jewellery now that I am making jewellery again I am using Dialux again and have been for years, with polishing compounds you will get as many...
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    With enamel you can make up a liquid with...

    With enamel you can make up a liquid with distilled water and various other liquids I have seen over the years and apply only where you want it, it can be ground down and re polished as well....
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    The main reason I have not used it is because I...

    The main reason I have not used it is because I had never heard of it. The UV is also very tough
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    I use Araldite because it is readily obtainable...

    I use Araldite because it is readily obtainable and seems to be just as good as some of the more expensive exotic brands, just a little bit at a time to get the "feel for it'
    The UV cure gear is...
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    Louise yes just a add small amount of the pigment...

    Louise yes just a add small amount of the pigment into the epoxy when you mix it, and then into the lower section of the stamping that you wish to keep the colour, the bits you accidently put where...
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    I use Lamp black powder ( I do not know if it is...

    I use Lamp black powder ( I do not know if it is true Lamp black) because I have it (Inherited from my father a little goes a long way) although any artist supply will will have a suitable pigment in...
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    Enamel, would be the most long lasting I can...

    Enamel, would be the most long lasting I can think of otherwise dyed epoxy e.g. Araldite, same process fill valleys and smooth off the hills
  17. Thread: Sievert safety

    by china
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    Quality gas equipment is inherently safe, it is...

    Quality gas equipment is inherently safe, it is how we treat them that determines how dangerous things are, you could fit a safety cut off valve I have never bothered the main thing is to make sure...
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    If you use Silicone I would suggest that use a...

    If you use Silicone I would suggest that use a neutral variety, (the type use for mirrors is neutral) the standard version may affect the metal.
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    I use one of this type to pick up small stones...

    I use one of this type to pick up small stones Pearls etc https://www.craftonline.com.au/products/sb-marvy-jewel-picker-tool
  20. Thread: soldering mitres

    by china
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    some years ago when I made up a set of 8 silver...

    some years ago when I made up a set of 8 silver boxes I used a set of these https://www.micromark.com/Mini-4-Corner-Clamps-1-2-Inch-x-1-2-Inch-to-5-Inch-x-5-Inch-Capacity
    I tried to find them, but...
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    1. Dull red. 2. Neutral. 3. I use pickle, after...

    1. Dull red.
    2. Neutral.
    3. I use pickle, after a few seconds cooling, I tend not quench anything instantly.
    4. Clean and polish as with any other precious metal.
  22. Thread: Photography

    by china
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    I have to admit I have never photographed a...

    I have to admit I have never photographed a single pearl on a white background it is a challenge I will have to take up I will let you know the results either way.
  23. Thread: The River Otter

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    Well done I think everyone likes Otters the...

    Well done I think everyone likes Otters the Japanese keep them as pets from what I have seen on you tube I don't if they need some type of permit.
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    I have Swedish made Lindstrom 8160 not...

    I have Swedish made Lindstrom 8160 not technically flush cutters but near enough I have been using them for 10 years, I have only replaced one spring in that time.
  25. Thread: Disc cutters

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    If you have a disc cutter it also allows you to...

    If you have a disc cutter it also allows you to cut discs from your recycled scrap.
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