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  1. Thread: Microweld help

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    http://www.firstaderepairs.co.uk/ Maybe worth...

    http://www.firstaderepairs.co.uk/

    Maybe worth a call ? I've used a guy in Birmingham that repairs them aswell but I cant find his details but he was good and turned it round fast.
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    You can buy the switches in them thats possibly...

    You can buy the switches in them thats possibly whats gone well thats what went in one of mine anyway
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    They got taken over a bit ago and the prices went...

    They got taken over a bit ago and the prices went very expensive in my opinion but the service has always been good for me.
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    Making a new setting bench

    Hope ths is in the right place to put this on the forum.
    I have started to make a setting bench. First of all I'm not a carpenter despite my name! I sketched up what I wanted with measurements then...
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    The working distance as stated above is important...

    The working distance as stated above is important I think mines around 175mm it allows you to get tools in and still see whats going on . I would check that first
  6. What type of flower is it ?

    What type of flower is it ?
  7. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    yeah I know but im sure it is or was. Your right...

    yeah I know but im sure it is or was. Your right maybe its to do with the gold forming a barrier or I just got it wrong lol could be copper
  8. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    In not sure with gold but I know you should plate...

    In not sure with gold but I know you should plate the silver with a barrier coat first of something like nickel before you rhodium plate or the silver contaminates the rhodium and leaves it streaky /...
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    You will need oyx/propane or a water torch to...

    You will need oyx/propane or a water torch to solder platinum also eye protection it gets very hot and bright !
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    Good to have you back !

    Good to have you back !
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    i dont think you can sell it as silver has to be...

    i dont think you can sell it as silver has to be called white metal
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    You only need to hallmark if your selling it and...

    You only need to hallmark if your selling it and its over said weight. Also you may run into problems with the nickle laws old silver can contains this.If you save up a few items its not so expensive...
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    Yes that ^^^^^^^

    Yes that ^^^^^^^
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    maybe you could put a polished bevel around each...

    maybe you could put a polished bevel around each jigsaw part
  15. Its probs cast. But you could make it by cutting...

    Its probs cast. But you could make it by cutting a hole in silver sheet.
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    You could cut it from a flat peice of wax with a...

    You could cut it from a flat peice of wax with a paper template. Then bend and solder when cast at least with wax you can fix it if you mess up. This would be easier I think but by no means the most...
  17. Thread: Optivisors

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    If you put longer screws in the lens and lock...

    If you put longer screws in the lens and lock them in place with bolts I used pcb stand offs in the picture. You can move the lens away from the visor and adjust the focal length . It dosent look...
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    https://youtu.be/qvffS-QfAV0 I made a video...

    https://youtu.be/qvffS-QfAV0


    I made a video of my setup it works ok. I would use the one with the scew fittings.I cant find any specs on the regulator but I just turn it up till it works...
  19. You should be ok with 18ct it has lots of gold in...

    You should be ok with 18ct it has lots of gold in it so will be more bendy (I cant spell malauble), For what you paying in assay and postage and such I think I would send the metal to be refined like...
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    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works...

    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works fine take a few hours though. Great on tarnished silver.
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    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have...

    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have to decide what to charge work out at then tell the customer before you start any work. For example materials plus time taken at your hourly rate then...
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    I drain as much of the water off as I can after...

    I drain as much of the water off as I can after its settled over night with a syphon then put it on a big tray to dry out. Then dispose of it in a heavy duty plastic bin bag. I put the bag in a...
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    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc...

    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc lathe. If your mechanically inclined there's lots of info on the Web about making your own. There's a great forum called Cnc zone
  24. Thread: 0.15mm hole

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    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling...

    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling cutters you could write a toolpath to cut that hole with a small included angle If the plate wasn't too thick and Cnc it from both sides but would have...
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    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again...

    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again it's just practice I guess. I enjoy turning wax I find it almost therapeutic!
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