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  1. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Another way to gain consistent results is to use...

    Another way to gain consistent results is to use a press, but that will cost more money
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    Have you had previous success with that...

    Have you had previous success with that particular sheet, it is not unheard of to have dodgy Silver especially from places such as Ebay.
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    Depending on how thick your brass is you get away...

    Depending on how thick your brass is you get away with Argentium, it has a lower melting point, normally inlays are held in position mechanically e.g. by under cutting the edge with dovetail.
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    To add to what Dennis said, adding Silver will...

    To add to what Dennis said, adding Silver will create a softer metal and will be easier to work.
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    Just bite the bullet and use platinum does not...

    Just bite the bullet and use platinum does not need to be plated and will match the ring better
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    To be blunt it is made in India DON'T TOUCH IT

    To be blunt it is made in India DON'T TOUCH IT
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    I would form the ring, shape the embellishments,...

    I would form the ring, shape the embellishments, then solder to the ring you may need to use binding wire or small clamping devices, like tweezers or Titanium clamps (plenty of info on these on the...
  8. Thread: Buying a bench

    by china
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    Re mandrel holes I don't use them or have them....

    Re mandrel holes I don't use them or have them.
    ( why am I up at 1.10 am at 7 deg c )
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    The sodium bicarbonate ( Baking soda/Bicarb...

    The sodium bicarbonate ( Baking soda/Bicarb )neutralizes the acid and the water washes the the bicarb off, also you will clean again after polishing, very little chance of any remaining.
  10. Thread: Buying a bench

    by china
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    Draw vs skin purely a matter of choice, I find if...

    Draw vs skin purely a matter of choice, I find if you frequently move from your Jewellery bench to other locations as I do, soldering station is adjacent my main bench and my heavy bench is is behind...
  11. Thread: Buying a bench

    by china
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    The one in the video should be ok, the thing...

    The one in the video should be ok, the thing about having it made means you can adjust the size and anything else to suit, the top is important at least 38-40 mm, I use a draw to catch things not a...
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    Hi Erik, I mix my pickle (Sodium Bisulphate)...

    Hi Erik, I mix my pickle (Sodium Bisulphate) about 1/2cup to 1.5 litres, your neutralizing and washing procedure is correct, using cold will significantly increase the time it takes using hot is the...
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    I will second that, I just turn off if there is a...

    I will second that, I just turn off if there is a strange strip of video in the centre of the screen
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    That is really nice looking set, the ring reminds...

    That is really nice looking set, the ring reminds me of a licorice allsort "sorry"
  15. Thread: soldering

    by china
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    "it seems to appeared where they have been...

    "it seems to appeared where they have been soldered together" Do you mean you can see the solder or does a dark stain appear?
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    I send all my engraving to a master engraver, he...

    I send all my engraving to a master engraver, he uses the hand pushed technique, this in my opinion is a much "classier" result than machine engraving, a competent engraver will be able to engrave...
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    Josef have a look here...

    Josef have a look here https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10940

    To be honest things just fell into place would have been a different story if I needed to chase down heat treating...
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    Home made Rolling Mill

    Ok a bit more about the Mill, will try and keep it short, this concerns the rollers as it is probably the most interesting.
    The whole process began with me obtaining some rollers ( well known Brand...
  19. Thread: New toy

    by china
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    To be honest Most of my shed consists of wood...

    To be honest Most of my shed consists of wood working gear I have a metal lathe, a surface grinder, welding gear and really questionable milling machine. Luckily I have a mate who's shed is equipped...
  20. Thread: New toy

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    A few more pics, the magic box contains a VFD,...

    A few more pics, the magic box contains a VFD, the motor is 3ph doing it this way gives better/simpler speed control while retaining torque at low speed.
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  21. Thread: New toy

    by china
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    Yes nick I probably could, too many other things...

    Yes nick I probably could, too many other things on the "round too it list" you are correct it weighs 78 kilos, the little bench is on wheels so I can move it around easily
  22. Thread: New toy

    by china
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    Thanks for the all the positive replies, "when...

    Thanks for the all the positive replies, "when are you taking orders?" at two years each I don't think I would have too many customers.
  23. Thread: New toy

    by china
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    New toy

    A quick and dirty picture of my new toy, will take a better onw when the sun comes up about two years in the making, just finally put it together tonight after painting, put some electrons into and...
  24. Thread: Gold solder

    by china
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    Thanks Dennis, I have 18ct easy so that makes...

    Thanks Dennis, I have 18ct easy so that makes life simple, The idea of jump rings without solder sounds attractive. The actual bracelet is well worn, while pretty much anything is repairable every...
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    Currently getting 4-5 spam emails a day from the...

    Currently getting 4-5 spam emails a day from the same source, keep blocking to no avail.
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