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    Wards have 1.1mm diamonds...

    Wards have 1.1mm diamonds
    https://www.wardgemstones.com/stones/diamonds/brilliant-diamond-white-si-1-1mm-round.html
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    The Diamond industry around the world is a Mafia...

    The Diamond industry around the world is a Mafia like enterprise, a few companies such as Wards do not seem to to take part in this, and are happy to sell there products to all.
  3. Thread: Bezel pusher

    by china
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    Carefully drill a hole from the under side of the...

    Carefully drill a hole from the under side of the ring and push the stone out
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    Aris is where two planes meet forming a sharp...

    Aris is where two planes meet forming a sharp edge, in other words knock the sharp corner off.
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    That's a great mod, I'm out to the shed.

    That's a great mod, I'm out to the shed.
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    By some of these and make you own...

    By some of these and make you own
    https://magnet.com.au/products/neodymium-disc-3mm-x-2mm
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    What type of steel are you using, needs to be low...

    What type of steel are you using, needs to be low carbon, unless you have very sophisticated equipment.
    Do you do you own sandblasting, need to protect from rust as soon as it has been blasted,...
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    Yes that is one theory, however in my opinion it...

    Yes that is one theory, however in my opinion it is a waste of time putting it through the mill will do any thing that hammering will do.
  9. Thread: "Olivia"

    by china
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    "Olivia"

    So what are the opinions of "Olivia", would not suit me at all as I tend to use my Mill from the side, to give better access to the piece being processed.
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    I use one of this type for 90% of the Ingots I...

    I use one of this type for 90% of the Ingots I cast
    https://www.cjservice.com.au/ingot-mould-reversible
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    As far as I am aware most rolling mills accept...

    As far as I am aware most rolling mills accept about 7mm.
  12. Thread: Family Bling.

    by china
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    Some family members will be really happy with...

    Some family members will be really happy with those.
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    Great job, ( I am a big fan of home made tools )...

    Great job, ( I am a big fan of home made tools ) although as being commercially available one day, they already are, in a different version...
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    Rolling mill would make life easy although if you...

    Rolling mill would make life easy although if you are on a budget you can make do with a hammer and anvil, if I were to buy another rolling mill it would be a Pepe, from experience they are just as...
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    I use this type have done for years, have not had...

    I use this type have done for years, have not had any problems https://www.cjservice.com.au/crucible-holder-round
    https://www.cjservice.com.au/crucible-clay-rnd-76mm-400g...
  16. The actual composition will vary from...

    The actual composition will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and none of them will tell you, some combination of Gold, Zinc, Copper, in some cases Cadmium. there are various recipes on Google.
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    The are ways to fix it such as welding re...

    The are ways to fix it such as welding re drilling etc but the most practical method would be to buy a GRS bench plate and replace the existing Durston item
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    The reason it is confusing is, that is not a GRS...

    The reason it is confusing is, that is not a GRS bench mount ( as we all know Durston are notorious for copying other companies ideas) The holes in the genuine GRS mount are threaded the dovetail...
  19. Bad things happen, not good when they do,...

    Bad things happen, not good when they do, unfortunately, in organizations such as Royal Mail, Australia Post, USPS, it is is impossible to screen every employee, there will always be a fly in the...
  20. Sorry for late response I have not been well, lot...

    Sorry for late response I have not been well, lot better now, bobbing compound is just another name for compounds you already have, if you have scratches from sanding that don't come out then you...
  21. Thread: Flux

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    That is food for thought Auroflux/Auflux gets...

    That is food for thought Auroflux/Auflux gets good recommendations I tried some years ago and was not happy, ended up with a burnt on black soot, I must try again now that I am more experienced
  22. Thread: Safety Chain

    by china
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    Thanks Dennis, gives me something to go on.

    Thanks Dennis, gives me something to go on.
  23. Thread: Flux

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    I just use Borax and mix to a paste or liquid...

    I just use Borax and mix to a paste or liquid depending on the the particular application, I have tried several liquid fluxes and have not been very impressed as yet
  24. Thread: Safety Chain

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    HA! it is gold has enormous sentimental value,...

    HA! it is gold has enormous sentimental value, bracelet, the chain is basically worn out, if it was not so sentimental I would suggest melting it down and making something else from it I am the one...
  25. Thread: Safety Chain

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    Yep that is what I thought, just wondered if...

    Yep that is what I thought, just wondered if there was some unreasonably complicated equation. One of those family jobs where I should have pretended I was deaf, or hid behind the cupboard.
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