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    Another excellent video thanks. I have a cast...

    Another excellent video thanks. I have a cast iron one with openings on the top and the side but can’t remember where I got it. I’m happy with spoken instructions on the video as sometimes it draws...
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    Hi Nick Tried again last night and everything ok...

    Hi Nick
    Tried again last night and everything ok now thanks. I have a polished wooden pendulum which I’m told is for finding water etc
    Regards Kellz
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    Just clicked on the link to watch part two on my...

    Just clicked on the link to watch part two on my iPad. Sound is fine but I have no pictures. Any ideas?
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    Good, clear video. Look forward to part two. Not...

    Good, clear video. Look forward to part two. Not done any casting for a while but might have another go with my scrap silver.��
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    I think you’ll find that it is the mould that is...

    I think you’ll find that it is the mould that is re-usable not the compound. You knead them together thoroughly till all one colour then press the object you wish to reproduce into it and leave it to...
  6. Thread: Copper coating

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    Thanks folks. Will look into both.

    Thanks folks. Will look into both.
  7. Thread: Copper coating

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    Copper coating

    Hi everyone. As the price of silver seems to be rising, I thought I’d experiment a bit more with copper and brass. Can anyone suggest the best thing to use to stop the copper from oxidising and...
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    12625Hi. This is a 3mm cz flush set into 1mm...

    12625Hi. This is a 3mm cz flush set into 1mm silver sheet. I slightly domed the front and soldered it to a back plate then flush set the stone without any trouble. You just have to make sure you keep...
  9. Thread: Andrew Berry

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    Andrew Berry

    Morning. I subscribe to ‘At the Bench, and received an email to say that Andrew is doing a series of webcasts on his YouTube channel. There are 5 altogether covering various subjects and answering...
  10. Thread: New Year

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    New Year

    Happy new year everyone. I hope the numbers bode well as in 2020 perfect vision
  11. Thread: Twisted ring

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    Twisted ring

    Made this silver ring using 2x25cm lengths of 1.2 round silver wire after watching Andrew Berry video. You have to be careful when joining the band to get all the ends meeting.
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  12. Thread: New tv show

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    New tv show

    Morning all. I’ve just received an email about a program being filmed by twenty-twenty tv for BBC2. They are looking for 8 talented jewellers,amateur and professional, to take part in a “jewellery...
  13. Thread: Christmas gift

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    Christmas gift

    I made this pendant as a Christmas gift for a young lady. The smaller top disc is etched and polished to a mirror finish and the larger bottom disc is frosted (new acquisition).
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  14. Thread: Reticulation

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    Thanks for the positive messages. I have done...

    Thanks for the positive messages. I have done this before but I think the thicker gauge silver works better (and less chance of making holes in it)��
  15. Thread: Adjustable ring

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    Interesting but I need something simpler.

    Interesting but I need something simpler.
  16. Thread: Reticulation

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    Reticulation

    Recently made this pendant. It is 25x25 mm Stirling Sheri 1.4 mm thick. Annealed and pickled 10 times then reticulated and polished. I’ve just made another which I am going to oxidise 12203
  17. Thread: Adjustable ring

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    Adjustable ring

    Morning all. Being of the older generation, I have friends who have trouble with rings. If the ring goes over the knuckle it is then too big around the base of the finger and I am looking to make...
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    Thanks for the input. I thought of suggesting...

    Thanks for the input. I thought of suggesting Argentium or fine silver but I think it may only delay the tarnish.
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    Thanks Dennis. I’ll tell her to experiment.

    Thanks Dennis. I’ll tell her to experiment.
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    Discoloured silver

    Hi everyone. A friend of mine has lots of silver jewellery and is wondering if her course of vitamin B12 is causing it to turn very dark in a short time. It does clean up but has anyone heard of this...
  21. Thread: G.n.c.c.e.

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    G.n.c.c.e.

    Info for anyone who’s interested. It is the annual Great Northern Contemporary Craft Exhibition in central Manchester this coming weekend 11th-13th October. Details online. Well worth a visit.
  22. Thread: Quiet forum

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    Yes it is different from seeing work on the...

    Yes it is different from seeing work on the internet and although I couldn’t afford to buy the lady in charge was happy to remove items from the cases for me to look at closer. I am hoping to make a...
  23. Thread: Quiet forum

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    Quiet forum

    After reading remark about the quiet forum I decided to stop lurking and start posting so here goes. I recently treated myself to an overnight visit to the Birmingham jewellery quarter. I booked a...
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    Thanks for that. I’ll do some research and maybe...

    Thanks for that. I’ll do some research and maybe treat myself.
    Kellz
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    Love this ring and as Dennis says you make it...

    Love this ring and as Dennis says you make it look so simple. I’m also intrigued on the device you use for holding the ring. Any info? Kellz
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