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    You could possibly use the post like a rivet on...

    You could possibly use the post like a rivet on the back and be able to splay it enough to be secure.
    Family heirlooms! I’m not sure how many things I’ve been told growing up that they were family...
  2. I had to have a new punch made a while back from...

    I had to have a new punch made a while back from the assay office and they were looking for new suppliers. I have to say it’s pretty rough in comparison to my original one. A brand punch would be...
  3. Thread: cufflinks

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    It depends what you put on the end of the chain...

    It depends what you put on the end of the chain to push through the button hole I suppose
  4. It’s your mark Evie so you can use it just as a...

    It’s your mark Evie so you can use it just as a makers mark if you want. Mine is so small it’s not worth doing so
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    No I haven’t, I just deal with it I’m afraid

    No I haven’t, I just deal with it I’m afraid
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    I’m wondering if you are using solder paste? It’s...

    I’m wondering if you are using solder paste? It’s difficult to tell how much solder is in the paste and then you end up with this spread. If using paste I use a wooden cocktail stick to place it more...
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    The answer would be to ideally use less solder, a...

    The answer would be to ideally use less solder, a tiny pallion of solder is all that’s necessary for a post.For excess, needle files should take out the excess and then sandpaper to finish off....
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    A matt finish as I have found will only...

    A matt finish as I have found will only temporarily hide firestain. As the silver starts to get dirty or tarnish you’ll see the patches and it’ll be quite obvious to the wearer when she’s looking in...
  9. Thread: Storms

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    It must be devastating to be flooded twice in 2...

    It must be devastating to be flooded twice in 2 weeks as some of the properties in Yorkshire have. We have had a flood here 70 years apart, the last in the 90s and I remember how long it took the...
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    Forget everything I said in this particular case...

    Forget everything I said in this particular case as I completely missed they are pendant settings so agree with Peter and Bob
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    Sorry I reead it as rub over or claw. I don’t do...

    Sorry I reead it as rub over or claw. I don’t do claw setting and wouldn’t suggest bezel cups. Thought these looked ok...
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    The Curious Gem sell rub over settings

    The Curious Gem sell rub over settings
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    I was too late to edit and say that a short...

    I was too late to edit and say that a short jewellery course to learn workshop basics is the ideal way. Some people are book learners others need one to one training. The problem is that not everyone...
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    There should be basic skills and workshop...

    There should be basic skills and workshop practice in a book somewhere. If you can solder then knowing the sequence of events before and after that is useful. Someone can probably suggest a book for...
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    Solder, pickle, wash with soapy water. Finishing...

    Solder, pickle, wash with soapy water. Finishing with files or wet and dry. Polishing through the different grades of polish, tripoli then rouge for traditional compounds. Iím assuming the white...
  16. Thread: Cord end caps

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    I think that’s a great idea and much better...

    I think that’s a great idea and much better quality than any of the companies I posted George!
  17. Thread: Cord end caps

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    I suppose at a push if they aren’t too expensive,...

    I suppose at a push if they aren’t too expensive, you could saw the loop off and drill a hole
  18. Thread: Cord end caps

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    Have you tried all these?...

    Have you tried all these? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cord+end+caps&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari
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    I wouldn’t think so but have no idea. I would...

    I wouldn’t think so but have no idea. I would phone Foredom, I believe it’s easy to get parts
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    It was my understanding that it is Pi plus the...

    It was my understanding that it is Pi plus the metal thickness only
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    I think I’ve just said that but yes £72 to...

    I think I’ve just said that but yes £72 to register plus the cost of the punch or as I am re registering at a cost of £36. I don’t know what the charges or rules are at any other office but Edinburgh
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    It’s not a requirement just a personal choice....

    It’s not a requirement just a personal choice. Not sure many of us do it so choose from the suggestions I made above. I mostly have everything hallmarked even if underweight and I have a batch going...
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    The sponsorís mark and makerís mark are the same...

    The sponsorís mark and makerís mark are the same thing. The former is used by the assay office as Iíve just had to re register mine.
    Do you want to mark everything even underweight items?
    You can...
  24. It probably does. I bought the leather ones many...

    It probably does. I bought the leather ones many years ago and they are so thick they’re still in the drawer. A new product came onto the forum a while back and they were so tight they almost cut...
  25. No it doesn’t wane but you learn to take better...

    No it doesn’t wane but you learn to take better care of yourself. One warning that while the fingers protectors may do what it says on the packet your fine grip isn’t the same.
    Having thought about...
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