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  1. Thread: Wax carving

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    Thanks Dennis. I'm sucking up all this info. Just...

    Thanks Dennis. I'm sucking up all this info. Just about to go and look at bellores wires as well :)
  2. Thread: Wax carving

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    Might be worth starting something new first,...

    Might be worth starting something new first, caroline. I find it difficult to get going with things that have been sitting a while and often it's easier to create something spontaneously then go back...
  3. Thread: Wax carving

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    it is fun caroline but i found the ring making...

    it is fun caroline but i found the ring making really exhausting because of the amount of filing down you have to do. so making another ring will only be done on special occasions :) i think...
  4. Thread: Wax carving

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    Thanks Dennis, just watched some of the videos....

    Thanks Dennis, just watched some of the videos. can learn a lot just from watching someone going through the process of making something :) i was intending to just solder my cast bird onto ring bands...
  5. Thread: Wax carving

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    Wax carving

    Bought a wax carving kit from cooksons on black Friday. Finding it quite entertaining though taking away material is very differant from anything I've done before. This is my little bird yet to be...
  6. Thread: Small components

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    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)

    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)
  7. Thread: Small components

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    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but...

    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but it's good to remind everyone that why make something complicated if you can buy what you want. i have a good selection of premade stuff in my stash. i...
  8. Thread: Small components

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    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost...

    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost effective to get several casts of an item?
    What sort of burrs did you use for your dog?
  9. Thread: Small components

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    Small components

    Say I wanted to make a little sculpture of a dog or a bear and put it ontop of a ring band how do I go about this? I am thinking metal clay or wax casting. Any advice for making 3d components. It's...
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    What colour are you thinking of going for? :)

    What colour are you thinking of going for? :)
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    Yes :) I was looking into arbour presses...

    Yes :) I was looking into arbour presses previously and I think I would still like to get one the only slight spanner in the works is that i've developed a type of headache that is made worse by any...
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    Misspond just had to mention your rings. They...

    Misspond just had to mention your rings. They look like treasure rings, really super! Your gold looks really gold which i much prefer to the pale stuff. Paste is great for anything that need to be...
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    Thanks Dennis, that makes complete sense. You...

    Thanks Dennis, that makes complete sense. You keep me right and it's much appreciated :) researching each item and what it can do can be bamboozling
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    China thankyou for reminding me about sweat...

    China thankyou for reminding me about sweat soldering :) I keep forgetting that's an option.
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    There's an article on The Bench from 2019 about...

    There's an article on The Bench from 2019 about bezel wire, quite an interesting read . It says don't be afraid to layer your bezel and gallery wire, but doesn't tell you how....
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    Could this be used as an alternative to an arbour...

    Could this be used as an alternative to an arbour press for metal stamps? I'm having issues with any sort of hammering since developing a particular type of headache.
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    Soldering Decoration to settings

    I have three slightly differant questions to ask you lovely folks this morning.

    The first concerns soldering gallery wire to the outside of a plain bezel wall. I'd like to solder the bearer into...
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    As long as it's wearable, it's jewellery.

    As long as it's wearable, it's jewellery.
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    Exceedingly accomplished, you're getting expert...

    Exceedingly accomplished, you're getting expert at this acrylic lark (or should that be toucan). When it comes to acrylics i can't, but youcan. Sorry i couldn't help myself.
  20. Ooo thanks, I haven't looked on international...

    Ooo thanks, I haven't looked on international craft, will go and look now :)
  21. Searching for a rectangular link cable chain

    Looking for a chain like this one. This has 4x2 mm links. I would link something just a tad bigger (5mm?) I want it to be as plain as possible for a slightly industrial design.
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  22. Thread: Brass tube

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    Thanks Dennis will get ordering. I really would...

    Thanks Dennis will get ordering. I really would prefer to use gold, but wouldn't we all ;)
  23. Thread: Brass tube

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    I hadn't thought of that :) that would be rather...

    I hadn't thought of that :) that would be rather interesting for doing an unusual flush setting with a thick bit of rod.
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    To me it looks like the effect you get with a...

    To me it looks like the effect you get with a chasing hammer with a slightly rounded (almost flat) face.
  25. Thread: step bezels

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    Did as you said worked brilliantly. I've just...

    Did as you said worked brilliantly. I've just left it tacked before i decide how to attach my ring band. Fancy soldering it to the outside wall rather than the bottom this time but will see. Had a...
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