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  1. Thread: Gas setup indoors

    by Caro
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    No it's very possible - I do it! One of my spare...

    No it's very possible - I do it! One of my spare bedrooms is now quite a well equipped workshop.

    You may need to switch insurance companies - some are more business friendly than others. Mine is...
  2. Thread: Gas setup indoors

    by Caro
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    That may not be your only problem. I had a...

    That may not be your only problem.

    I had a very careful read of my insurance policy and it forbids "manufacturing". Now how on earth do you define that! At what point does a hobby making...
  3. No apology needed. I once fell foul of some...

    No apology needed. I once fell foul of some dictation software I was "training it" in the professional jargon we used. Luckily I spotted what it had done to "pension account" before the letter went...
  4. Amused by the auto-correct here! I found my...

    Amused by the auto-correct here! I found my first beginner's torch indeed an instrument of torture!
  5. My insurer had a hissy fit when I ran the idea of...

    My insurer had a hissy fit when I ran the idea of the SLT past them so checking your insurance is a good place to start. They are perfectly OK with my Sievert running on propane.

    My tutor warned...
  6. Love it! I've yet to take the plunge and try...

    Love it! I've yet to take the plunge and try enamelling.



    Now what's next?
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    Yes I would test the rings too before sending it...

    Yes I would test the rings too before sending it off. The 925 stamp worthless on its own. If they are not hallmark quality themselves then you would need to check your assay office policy on mixed...
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    Yes I've done this - thought it was out but...

    Yes I've done this - thought it was out but there was still a tiny flame.

    I always make sure I have the gas turned off at the tank as well before leaving it unattended.
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    I've used it with waxed cord and real...

    I've used it with waxed cord and real leather/suede successfully but never with a plastic one. It will stay put in the same place but it may not stay looking tight and neat. The best way would to...
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    I would just use a simple larks head knot through...

    I would just use a simple larks head knot through the ring on the top of the medallion (you may need to remove a bale if it has one like the one in your picture.)

    That will fix your medallion to...
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    The gem trade is full of good and bad sellers...

    The gem trade is full of good and bad sellers whatever nationality they might be. I've had some disappointing buys from the UK too. It's just a lot easier to return them and get a refund from a...
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    India is also a bit hit and miss. I ordered...

    India is also a bit hit and miss.

    I ordered some raw ruby from two Indian sellers. Both were much the same price and both arrived promptly ( well promptly allowing for international post that is)....
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    Really nice!

    Really nice!
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    They look great - the hardest part is often...

    They look great - the hardest part is often making the start!
  15. Thread: Awol

    by Caro
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    Get well soon :)

    Get well soon :)
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    Mine is just an old children's rock tumbler I got...

    Mine is just an old children's rock tumbler I got off freecycle. As long as you clean the grit out thoroughly so it doesn't scratch the jewellery it works just fine. Jewellery and shot is much less...
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    I haven't had to do this yet myself but I've seen...

    I haven't had to do this yet myself but I've seen that some people put it in an ultrasonic to clean it? Has anyone here tried that?
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    Much much cheaper from plumber suppliers! The...

    Much much cheaper from plumber suppliers! The mark up from the jewellery sites is huge.

    Try Hamilton Gas
  19. My safety pickle (citric acid) is in an old...

    My safety pickle (citric acid) is in an old coffee jar with a plastic lid. It sits in an old baby bottle warmer ( £5 from charity shop) and keeps nice and hot.

    5 minutes is usually enough for...
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    I had a horrible job getting a cylinder ( Mine's...

    I had a horrible job getting a cylinder ( Mine's the 8KG one) as there seems to be a distinct shortage of them at the moment.

    In the end I got one from the local scrap merchant who is also a...
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    That's great - thank you!

    That's great - thank you!
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    I agree - I want to send it as low profile as...

    I agree - I want to send it as low profile as possible. As always the value is a matter of opinion. I know what I would charge for them if I was to sell this design but I will be quoting the value at...
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    USA and hallmarking

    I want to send some pendants to a friend in the US - I am only charging the cost of the silver, my time is a gift to them.

    They are overweight for hallmarking though. If they are going straight...
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    I do use those type of discs for filing away...

    I do use those type of discs for filing away excess metal. I must admit I'd never thought to use them to facet metal balls though!

    Thank you for the idea
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    Well I'm still looking at my options. Having...

    Well I'm still looking at my options.

    Having had a root through what is laughingly called a garage here I've found a suitable power supply from a now well defunct model railway set. All I would...
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