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    CAD would do it, but I think I've seen that...

    CAD would do it, but I think I've seen that commercially for far less than custom work would cost.
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    Ah, that post-dates mine slightly - I didn't know...

    Ah, that post-dates mine slightly - I didn't know they had both been bundled into one.
    Sill excellent reference material.
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    This is the flush & bezel setting set, I assume? ...

    This is the flush & bezel setting set, I assume? It's really very good.
    https://newapproachschool.com/products/bezel-flush-setting-with-diamonds-and-fragile-colored-stones
  4. Thread: Copper solder?

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    Didn't take you long to show your colours, did it?

    Didn't take you long to show your colours, did it?
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    Plasticine and investment soldering.

    Plasticine and investment soldering.
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    I use pH down (sodium bisulphate, exactly the...

    I use pH down (sodium bisulphate, exactly the same as standard safety pickle) too. I tend to see a bright white after pickling, even cold - perhaps you need more? Warmed is so much faster though. ...
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    I confess I rarely watch Youtube techniques...

    I confess I rarely watch Youtube techniques videos - if I do they're usually sped up as I don't have the patience for rabbiting on (possibly hypocritical given the number of tangents I can introduce...
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    Prior to 1975 rings (not wedding rings) were...

    Prior to 1975 rings (not wedding rings) were exempt. Now, yes - above 1g needs a hallmark.
    https://theassayoffice.com/current-legislation
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    I'd point out this is a forum for jewellery...

    I'd point out this is a forum for jewellery makers. If you've any doubts about it being gold I would suggest you take it to a jeweller for testing, followed by contacting trading standards if it...
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    When you say you've run the oxycon for several...

    When you say you've run the oxycon for several minutes, have you left the O2 tap on the torch open while doing that?
    There's a lot of volume in the line to get through before you get the higher...
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    How simple's simple? I have a Gravograph...

    How simple's simple? I have a Gravograph pantograph machine that I have to confess I never use - I prefer the versatility of hand-engraving lettering. The pantographs are quite mechanical (and need...
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    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand...

    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand for me to justify paying someone else to do it. I'd only feel guilty about it.
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    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type...

    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type blades which I'll be grinding to different shapes. Not prepared to buy the "expensive" ones and massacre them :)
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    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and...

    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and either checking the ads or taking one out. Say hi from me to Rebecca if you do :)
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    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's...

    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's certain locations are more common than others for spam.
  16. Thread: Torch choice

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    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source...

    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source for Sievert.
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    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're...

    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're using them for carving small stuff.

    https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/spring-calipers (I have M&W digital verniers from these guys - while they're not...
  18. That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it...

    That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it smooth & use abrasive papers (with a soft backing - dense packing foam for example) to get it to a mirror finish before attacking anything. Once you...
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    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine. Did...

    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine.
    Did you buy them from Amazon?
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    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put...

    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put out enough O2 to run reasonably hot with a Little Torch. You don't need a cylinder as well.
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    They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution isn't.
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    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the...

    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the points on mine periodically (diamond polishing disc), but that's all. From the photos you've posted that looks knackered.
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    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it? (Decided I...

    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it?

    (Decided I couldn't be bothered waiting for them to spam the forum for a change, so pushed the button)
  24. Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You...

    Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You might mill a wax. You might print the result. You might not use CAM at all, but build the model to render for the customer then hand-make.

    All of...
  25. With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's...

    With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's possible to polish off the germanium oxide layer - and then the stuff'll tarnish again. It needs heat to form the oxide layer; if I've understood,...
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