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    925 is not pure silver? Pure silver might not...

    925 is not pure silver? Pure silver might not have reacted, but an alloy will. Chlorine is incredibly aggressive on metals, which is why I'd never advocate swimming in either salt or chlorinated...
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    Good grief. If you order 2kg of copper, that's...

    Good grief. If you order 2kg of copper, that's exactly what you ordered! What's next, will a quarter pounder burger include the weight of the bun, box and serviette???
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    Drawplates, rolling mill, hammer & bench block,...

    Drawplates, rolling mill, hammer & bench block, file - all depends on what they want.
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    Solder them together, then split. Even a 3...

    Solder them together, then split. Even a 3 square file might work. Depends on the situation :)
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    I'd use a saw or a scorper to separate them so...

    I'd use a saw or a scorper to separate them so that the edges can go opposite directions.
    For really small stuff I might be tempted to use a prong splitter...
  6. You're aware this ad is a year and a half old, by...

    You're aware this ad is a year and a half old, by a poster with 1 post who hasn't visited since they posted?
  7. I'd guess because of the protests currently...

    I'd guess because of the protests currently running in HK.
  8. Thread: Kilt Buckle

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    That's lovely. I'd agree on the matte finish...

    That's lovely. I'd agree on the matte finish (especially given the dings it's likely to receive in use); the only thing I'd suggest on layout is that I'd have framed it with a border just to break...
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    Any chance you could get it plated?

    Any chance you could get it plated?
  10. Thread: Greetings

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    One tip - to avoid graver tips - *ALWAYS* keep...

    One tip - to avoid graver tips - *ALWAYS* keep your fingers below the level of the workpiece. That way, when the graver slips it'll go off into air and not bury itself in your fingers.
    DAMHIKT.
  11. Thread: 0.15mm hole

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    I've got to ask - where did you find 0.15mm drill...

    I've got to ask - where did you find 0.15mm drill bits? Even making them from needles I haven't gone that fine.
  12. Thread: 0.15mm hole

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    Even though it's "only" .5-.7mm thick, that's...

    Even though it's "only" .5-.7mm thick, that's still more than 3 diameters of the drill bit, so you're into deep hole drilling. I don't think I've any drill bits smaller than 0.3mm and they're quite...
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    Any of the pickles that work hot will also work...

    Any of the pickles that work hot will also work cold - but they take longer.
    I use pool pH down FWIW - same chemical as safety pickle (sodium bisulphate)
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    Yes, but the timescales involved at room...

    Yes, but the timescales involved at room temperature are... Long. In theory, mokume gane can diffusion bond at room temperature with the diffusion of the atoms across the boundaries (if it's clean....
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    The only commercial source outside of Japan I can...

    The only commercial source outside of Japan I can think of is momokoya.com - keum boo foil & gold leaf are, as you're already aware, far too thin for nunome zogan.
    Otherwise it's a case of roll your...
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    While the difference between sizes is not...

    While the difference between sizes is not completely linear - http://www.ringsizes.co/ - the gap between K & L does look excessive. I'd guess that L upwards has been offset by 1 size.
    Only way to...
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    Hmm. Good point - strong side lighting (from...

    Hmm. Good point - strong side lighting (from different angles) & you'd pick up most of what's needed.
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    There are some 2 part rubber putties that can be...

    There are some 2 part rubber putties that can be used to make moulds directly; I think Siligum was one of the available ones. You'd just need to make sure it didn't stick to the stone (and it might...
  19. https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t...

    https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1584 covers some of the basics on colouring it.

    Printing I'd look at screen printing.

    As for saws - Eclipse, Vallorbe, Knew Concepts. Some...
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    Standard jobber drill bit should do fine. ...

    Standard jobber drill bit should do fine. Depending on the diameter of bit you're using, you might want to take more time to clear swarf (and possibly even use cutting fluid).
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    I use Valtitan files on platinum (I have a...

    I use Valtitan files on platinum (I have a separate set I use on steel too) - there's no way I'd trust my cleaning to get everything off.
    Platinum's a bit rough on standard hardness files.
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    Can I suggest that a repair job isn't an ideal...

    Can I suggest that a repair job isn't an ideal way to cut your teeth on platinum techniques? It is a bit different in its handling - I have separate tooling for it (including soldering surfaces and...
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    I bought mine from my welding supplier; they're...

    I bought mine from my welding supplier; they're the same ones I use for plasma cutting. I'll check the makes later.
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    Option 1 would be to look at someone like...

    Option 1 would be to look at someone like Eurofindings to see what their options were; I'd suggest option 2 would be to look at having some resin models printed so that a caster can make moulds of...
  25. Thread: Kilt Buckle

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    I like that - looking forwards to seeing it once...

    I like that - looking forwards to seeing it once it's been cut.

    Other than the minor difference that I'd have tacked the tongue & loop in place prior to soldering (rather than through holes), I'd...
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