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  1. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Yes you need a firm whack with an engineers...

    Yes you need a firm whack with an engineers hammer. I can’t read mine anymore either. I get in such a sweat marking mine even after decades that I have mine mostly laser marked
  2. Thread: Hallmarking

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    You need to whack it quite hard on lots of scrap!

    You need to whack it quite hard on lots of scrap!
  3. Thread: Hallmarking

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    They are all very patient!

    They are all very patient!
  4. Thread: Hallmarking

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    As far as I know they order them out with the...

    As far as I know they order them out with the office so it’ll depend how far on the order is. My 3 initials would have been rubbish especially in the Scots language CAJ or CAK, just doesn’t flow!
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    They are legend but never in a good way, that’s...

    They are legend but never in a good way, that’s why most of us steer clear of them!

    Re the angle on the cutter. I’ve just checked my Swanstrom and they do indeed have an angle which is...
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    Well that’s 2 very good reasons to go elsewhere...

    Well that’s 2 very good reasons to go elsewhere although Cousins tends to be more of a reason not to touch it as sometimes people seem to get good value from Indian goods as an entry level.
  7. Thread: Internet sales

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    That’s about it Nick.Good luck!

    That’s about it Nick.Good luck!
  8. Thread: Internet sales

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    Our OS even only happens once a year in May and...

    Our OS even only happens once a year in May and has about 80 participants and has been going for about 15 years. Last year was a disaster, they only postponed not cancelled and then puddled about...
  9. Thread: Internet sales

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    That’s where the hashtags come in I...

    That’s where the hashtags come in I thought.They're supposed to do the work for me:) I find this whole idea of likes quite damaging. I know how much it affects young people, I even find it upsetting...
  10. Thread: Internet sales

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    I don’t want a tribe to be honest and I don’t...

    I don’t want a tribe to be honest and I don’t follow other jewellers if I can help it due to the fact I’m never anywhere therefore don’t want other designs sticking somewhere in my brain cells. I...
  11. Thread: Buying a bench

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    I sent you an email a couple of days ago. Hope it...

    I sent you an email a couple of days ago. Hope it arrived!
  12. Thread: Internet sales

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    That’s just my jewellery page for public view, I...

    That’s just my jewellery page for public view, I have tight controls on my personal page.
    Somewhere our Open Studio social media expert shared a post on how to best manage accounts to get the best...
  13. Thread: Internet sales

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    Thanks Nick. At the moment I’m just trying to...

    Thanks Nick. At the moment I’m just trying to keep interest up by sharing past work until I have something new to share. Taking a decent photo is key. It’s really quite easy to add a page if you have...
  14. Thread: Internet sales

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    I have several friends on Etsy selling from a...

    I have several friends on Etsy selling from a linked account on FB. From recent comments there seems to be a lot of complaints about new terms and costs. I looked at it in the past and it requires so...
  15. Thread: Buying a bench

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    Yes I have quite a wide cutout because the depth...

    Yes I have quite a wide cutout because the depth of my bench had to fit the size of the room.
  16. Thread: Buying a bench

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    I’ve always had a skin as I like the flexibility....

    I’ve always had a skin as I like the flexibility. I bought a new bench of the tall variety with drawer and I hated everything about it, hate the drawer especially as I banged my knees. I sold it on...
  17. I agree with Dennis if weight is your worry. I...

    I agree with Dennis if weight is your worry. I would never make earrings any thicker than .9
  18. Oh gluing, that’s a question. If they are for...

    Oh gluing, that’s a question. If they are for your wife and are well made then why not. If you intend to sell them if you don’t feel up to making a rub over setting then you can buy them ready made...
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    I don’t really watch videos but have found these...

    I don’t really watch videos but have found these informative and the music has better taste than usual!
    I don’t have a phone and I’m usually on my tablet so find the portrait format limiting too but...
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    From what you describe it does sound as if the...

    From what you describe it does sound as if the drill is in reverse. Have you tried drilling a piece of scrap wood, if it still doesn’t work on something soft then it’s a problem with the drill and...
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    I wish there was a clean way of working with it...

    I wish there was a clean way of working with it as I have boxes and sheets of Perspex from the start of my time in the 70s/80s. Apart from getting pieces cut by laser, there’s still all the mucky...
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    You have been busy Dennis. I particularly like...

    You have been busy Dennis. I particularly like the necklace and the ring. You’ve more than met your brief!
  23. Thread: soldering

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    A pic would maybe be helpful as if it’s a stain...

    A pic would maybe be helpful as if it’s a stain rather than a solder line it sounds more like firestain
  24. Thread: Hello Everyone!

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    And buying tools so be very aware as it can be...

    And buying tools so be very aware as it can be compulsive.
  25. Thread: Hello Everyone!

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    Hi Anne welcome from me You actually couldn’t...

    Hi Anne welcome from me

    You actually couldn’t be starting from a better place with the basic starting point. Once you learn how to use tools and work from sheet and wire the world is your oyster...
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