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    I've had success making the slip from dried-out...

    I've had success making the slip from dried-out clay that I ground up in a pestle and mortar, it's useful for using up old lumps.
    Leaves usually have more texture on the underside. After pottering...
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    I've found that an easy way to suspend the metal...

    I've found that an easy way to suspend the metal upside down is to glue a bit of expanded polystyrene to the back.
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    Have you tried taking the photo using less zoom...

    Have you tried taking the photo using less zoom then cropping the image?
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    Sticky: I was just re-reading Complete Metalsmith by...

    I was just re-reading Complete Metalsmith by McCreight. On page 15 it has a quote by Paul Hasluck, from Metalworking (1907).
    Well, it turns out that an earlier edition of that book is available for...
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    Here's a useful doc related to this:
    http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.google.com/en/gb/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf
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    Sorry, must have mis-read - didnt realise...

    Sorry, must have mis-read - didnt realise soldering was a requirement.
    Best to get yourself down to a haberdashers and see what they can offer.
    Normal popers have sewing holes round the edge, but...
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    I have a few pairs of vintage ones - only ever...

    I have a few pairs of vintage ones - only ever seen them in base metals though.
    Making my own set is approx item number 37 on my current to-do list!!!

    You could either get brass (not brass...
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    Thanks for all the replies. @Joe: Yes, I have...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    @Joe: Yes, I have one of those blocks, but wanted to avoid binding wire as I can't get it accurate enough.

    @Dennis: Thanks for the tips, I ended up using a variation...
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    Silver box construction help please

    Good evening.

    Can anybody please share some hints/tips on how to silver solder a small box?

    I'm thinking of a large locket type box approx 25mm square, with sides about 6-8mm deep, and a lid...
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    Are the data sheets available yet? (I can't see...

    Are the data sheets available yet? (I can't see them in the relevant technical section.)
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    I also found these recipes: 4 g potassium...

    I also found these recipes:

    4 g potassium iodide
    1 g iodine
    40 ml deionized water (or more for more dilute etch)

    Also try
    10 ml ammonium hydroxide
    10 ml hydrogen peroxide
    40 ml methanol
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    I'm wondering the same thing. There doesn't seem...

    I'm wondering the same thing. There doesn't seem to be a cheap alternative, here are some other suppliers:

    www-camlab-co-uk
    www-hswalsh-com
    www-reagent-co-uk
    v1-vitrumsignum-com

    Perhaps...
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    I keep seeing comments about how brilliante...

    I keep seeing comments about how brilliante silver is 'horrible to work with' etc. - but can somebody please clarify what the issues are? Thanks.
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    Is there any update on this please? You have me...

    Is there any update on this please? You have me intrigued...
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