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  1. Thread: RHodium Plating

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    Have decided to work with the metal as it is, and...

    Have decided to work with the metal as it is, and not go down the Rhodium plating road. THe metal as I work is showing through some gold, which is kind of unusual coloration but I like it so far....
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    Thanks Dennis, Lovely work in your albums....

    Thanks Dennis,

    Lovely work in your albums. Thanks for the tip.

    I should have said in my original post. A customer asked me to melt down her grandmother's ring to create a new ring. WHen I...
  3. Thread: RHodium Plating

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    RHodium Plating

    Hi guys,

    Maybe someone can offer some advice on this subject, as I am unable to find the information online.

    I recently melted some 9CT, 18CT yellow gold & Silver. About 25% gold mixture with...
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    Hi Dennis, Sorry just getting around to seeing...

    Hi Dennis,

    Sorry just getting around to seeing your reply now.

    Sounds like a good idea with the copper first, although since I originally posted, I have a feeling they will choose silver...
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    Hi Wallace, Many thanks for all your helpful...

    Hi Wallace,

    Many thanks for all your helpful tips in your reply.

    Thanks, you have really put my mind at ease, as quite nervous about moving from silver to gold.

    Thanks again
    much...
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    White Gold Question

    Hi

    I have been asked to make 2 rings in White Gold for a friends wedding. I have never worked in Gold before. Mainly Sterling silver and copper.

    I am fairly new to Jewellery making, 1- 2 years...
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    Thanks for all the tips guys, might go for the...

    Thanks for all the tips guys, might go for the foredom over the dremel fortiflex.
    Cheers
    Eamon
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    Thanks Enigma and Aurarius for the info and tips....

    Thanks Enigma and Aurarius for the info and tips.

    I will have a look at some of the video reviews online, and have a think about it.

    I was annoyed in fairness with how long my dremel 4000...
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    Hi aurarius, Have you used both the fortiflex...

    Hi aurarius,

    Have you used both the fortiflex and the Foredom?

    Which one would you recommend?

    I saw some good reviews of the fortiflex on youtube, and i see cooksons don't stock the...
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    Thanks Enigma, Is the fortiflex that bad? what...

    Thanks Enigma,

    Is the fortiflex that bad? what do you use yourself?
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    Pendant Drill question

    Hi Guys,

    I did a search on the forum but still feeling a little bit unsure about this. Can anyone offer some advice?

    I am currently using a dremel 4000 as a pendant drill. It works well but...
  12. Thread: exploding Silver

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    Hi Guys, thanks for the replies. THinking...

    Hi Guys,

    thanks for the replies.

    THinking back on it now, the graphite mold may have been wet, and I didn't heat it for long enough before pouring the molten silver from the crucible.

    Lesson...
  13. Thread: exploding Silver

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    in a crucible

    in a crucible
  14. Thread: exploding Silver

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    exploding Silver

    Hi guys,

    I was casting some silver today after spending a lot of time trying to find the correct heat from torches. Finally I managed to get the silver to flow and was about to pour into a small...
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    Hi Enigma, Beautiful work. :) Eamon

    Hi Enigma,
    Beautiful work. :)
    Eamon
  16. Thread: propane

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    Hi Aurarius, Thanks for your reply. I...

    Hi Aurarius,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I hope to buy a replacement hose in a week or two and going to replace the largest tip as it doesn't work fully. ( feels like half a jet instead of a full...
  17. Thread: propane

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    Here are some photos of the new propane tank and...

    Here are some photos of the new propane tank and the orca torch tips with the residue.

    The residue comes after 1-2 minutes use, then the torch starts to splutter, a high orange flame......
    ...
  18. Thread: propane

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    Hi Guys, need a little assistance. I...

    Hi Guys,

    need a little assistance.

    I bought a new disposable propane tank today for the Orca torch.

    I set it up, and it's firing up ok. But after a couple of minutes after igniting the...
  19. Thread: propane

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    hi Thanks, I will have talk to the guys in...

    hi
    Thanks, I will have talk to the guys in Suttons/betts, about a hose. That's where i bought the valve,
    and hopefully that helps with the problem.
    Thanks for all your help :))
    Eamon
  20. Thread: propane

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    Hi Mizgeorge, Thanks for reply. I think...

    Hi Mizgeorge,

    Thanks for reply.

    I think the fitting he supplied me with, maybe from another country, as i did try it with a full size propane tank/ regulator and it didn't fit that either.
    ...
  21. Thread: propane

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    Hi Aurarius. thanks for all your help with...

    Hi Aurarius.

    thanks for all your help with this. I had a look at the instructions you posted. The fittings on the hose are totally different.

    the instructions with my torch where also in...
  22. Thread: propane

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    anyway, not to worry. it seems to be working ok,...

    anyway, not to worry. it seems to be working ok, and i am checking as i go if there any leaks appearing and so far everything is ok ( no bubbles)

    Have you used this torch yourself?

    how do you...
  23. Thread: propane

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    Hi Thanks for your reply. photo no 4 shows...

    Hi

    Thanks for your reply.

    photo no 4 shows the piece i cut off.

    I bought the torch from a jewellery tools supply store.

    The fitting that was on the hose definitely did not fit any...
  24. Thread: propane

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    sorry forgot to attach the photos to last post....

    sorry forgot to attach the photos to last post.
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  25. Thread: propane

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    Hi Sorry, here are some more photos. The...

    Hi

    Sorry, here are some more photos. The torch came with a fitting that did not fit any of the propane tanks. so i cut it off, and bought a plumbing fitting to tighten the hose on to the top part...
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