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    haha, nah, I'm pretty sure I'll be reimbursed for...

    haha, nah, I'm pretty sure I'll be reimbursed for any materials I need.

    I'm capable of doing it, I'm just immensely rusty after having a long break (i decided that illustration was the true career...
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    Ah, thank you! It had entirely escaped me that a...

    Ah, thank you! It had entirely escaped me that a previous solder joint could be vulnerable, thanks for pointing that out!

    So there's no need to get the entire ring up to soldering temperature...
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    gold soldering

    Hello all,

    I've been asked to mend my father in law's wedding band that he had to have cut off his finger after he broke it. Ouch! It was a clean cut I believe (haven't seen it yet) so I assume...
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    Thanks for your thoughts! Up to now, I've been in...

    Thanks for your thoughts! Up to now, I've been in the habit of hallmarking everything, but I can't afford to assay very often, and it's frustrating to have finished work sitting around that I can't...
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    Another Hallmarking Question

    Afternoon all,

    A little question about hallmarking for you. Currently I have all my pieces hallmarked, despite many being small and under the weight limit, but obviously this is a considerable...
  6. Thread: Ring blanks

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    Ring blanks

    Hello all,

    Do any of you ever use ring blanks, like the ones sold by Cooksons? How much like cheating is it?

    I'm not the greatest stone setter in the world; I've never had any formal tuition...
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    Unfortunately I don't have a rolling mill, I so...

    Unfortunately I don't have a rolling mill, I so much wish I did.

    I think I did mention Ecosilver to her, hoping it would be a good compromise, but she was insistent on using her existing silver....
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    Thanks guys, the customer wants to recycle a...

    Thanks guys,

    the customer wants to recycle a silver bangle she was given as a christening present. It's not about money for her, it's not even much about sentiment; it's about ethics as she's a...
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    I have a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts,...

    I have a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts, which I graduated from 3 years ago. I went there as a sculptor, and came out as a metalsmith. Whether or not it's the right route for you depends on what...
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    reusing a customer's existing silver

    Hi all, I'm interested in your thoughts on recycling customers' existing jewellery into new pieces.

    I have an enquiry from a lady interested in me making her a piece to display an important stone,...
  11. Thread: ez torch help

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    Thanks guys, I guess I'll contact Suttons. I...

    Thanks guys, I guess I'll contact Suttons. I don't understand what the problem is, but I can see great gushes of gas coming out of the nozzle and the flame is huge when I try to light it, so...
  12. Thread: ez torch help

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    ez torch help

    Hello all, perhaps a silly question here, but you're so good at not minding.

    I have an EZ torch, bought from Suttons. After a few months it came round to time for a refill. I tried to order one...
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    Hi, thanks for helping. I've attached a couple of...

    Hi, thanks for helping. I've attached a couple of photos that might help.....maybe.

    I've tried to look at the hallmarks under a magnifying glass; I *think* one of them says 925. I'm hoping it...
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    solid or silver plated?

    Hello, sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but please humour me.

    I've been asked to repair a bangle by a friend-of-a-friend (I'm sure you all get this too). I'm not certain if it's solid...
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    ah, threading some wire through is a great idea...

    ah, threading some wire through is a great idea to avoid tangling, thanks!
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    polishing chains

    hiya, I've got a question I feel like everyone will know the answer to except me. sorry.

    What's the best way to polish a chain after it's been mended? I've been asked to fix one, but of course it...
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    well. that's that then. thanks!

    well. that's that then.

    thanks!
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    magnetic platinum??

    hi everyone, I've got an interesting one I'm hoping someone can help me with.

    A previous customer has contacted me to say the platinum rings I made for him last year are slightly magnetic. He's...
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    thanks for that, i'll check it out! only just got...

    thanks for that, i'll check it out! only just got back online after moving house, so I'll look now :-)
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    teeny bit of gold solder?

    Hello! I'm making a replacement engagement ring for a friend using the existing diamond (the original ring has worn away to nothing) and I'm in need of some 18ct gold solder. I'm struggling to find a...
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    engraving wedding bands

    hello all,

    does anyone know anything about engraving the inside of wedding bands? I've made a gold ring for a customer and he wants a rune inscription inside (he's norwegian). Obviously this isn't...
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    Thanks so much for your advice, your method makes...

    Thanks so much for your advice, your method makes a lot of sense. I'll be having a go this week!

    The earrings are lovely, too!
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    tips for making cones

    hello! I was hoping someone could give me advice on making small cone shapes out of sheet silver. Is there a special mandrel to shape it over? Do you do the same as for paper (start with a circle)?...
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    happily, though I really am interested in what...

    happily, though I really am interested in what people use the different machines for.

    I've got a few different ranges, including some fairly intricate wire work, but I also make lockets and other...
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    ooh, thanks James! that looks a great little...

    ooh, thanks James! that looks a great little machine. Is it not best to use some kind of tumbler thing for delicate wire or thin, spindly pieces though? Whenever I've tried to polish such things on a...
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