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  1. Casting Grain vs scrap sheet silver - are they the same ?

    I currently do sterling silver casting, and I have read in many places to use 50% old (e.g old sprue buttons) and 50% new e.g. casting grain.
    My question is…..
    Is there any difference between...
  2. It would be good to have the stage before the run...

    It would be good to have the stage before the run over setting stage, so us amateurs can understand the whole process

    Thanks Paul
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    Thanks everyone for the responses so far - I...

    Thanks everyone for the responses so far - I think i may have to lay some sheet metal in stratgic areas :)
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    Thanks, im not sure how that will hold up if I...

    Thanks, im not sure how that will hold up if I drop molten silver on it
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    what type of laminate ?

    what type of laminate ?
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    Workshop flooring

    Hi, I have just about finished my workshop (in my house) and I am wondering what's the best flooring to put down (at the moment its wooden floor boards which have been covered in hardboard). I am...
  7. Thread: Fordite

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    How about this...

    How about this https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1085528539? its called surfite, and is made from the left over resin from surf board making - its like Paul smith in a Cab :)
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    Just to clarify - Even if you list 10 items -...

    Just to clarify - Even if you list 10 items - etsy charges you 20 cents each time you sell one, so there is no benefit in listing 10 in one go, plus, when you relist an item it goes to the top of the...
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    Thanks james

    Thanks james
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    Thanks Nick - where do you get them from ?

    Thanks Nick - where do you get them from ?
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    Hi James, What are the metal clips made of that...

    Hi James,
    What are the metal clips made of that hold the bezel to the back plate when soldering ? are they just steel ?
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    Hi Federico, A few comments from me - 1. I...

    Hi Federico,

    A few comments from me -

    1. I think as you have already pointed out, your pictures need to be improved, if you search for a product on ETSY the image is very small, so it needs to...
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    How about something from nature like this Snake...

    How about something from nature like this Snake Vertebrae Bracelet http://www.philippaholland.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/HS0811-2.jpg
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    Just my 5 cents worth - If I have to wire tricky...

    Just my 5 cents worth - If I have to wire tricky shapes together, I tend to super glue them first, then wire - the super glue burns off when you heat for soldering.
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    Hi Steve, Thanks so much for this answer - its a...

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks so much for this answer - its a great help.
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    SIlver Hallmark question

    My understanding is that any piece of silver that weighs more than 7.78 Grams has to be hallmarked. Well my question is, does this apply to a single cufflink, or to the combined weight of a pair of...
  17. You could have them hanging from a small chain on...

    You could have them hanging from a small chain on each ear - like I used to have my gloves on a piece of string going through my jacket so i didn't lose them !!!
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    Hi Pearlescance, As you have pointed out, we...

    Hi Pearlescance,

    As you have pointed out, we currently live in Dubai, and since online businesses here are not monitored, you could say we are outside of any global jurisdiction. As you can see we...
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    Very nice - one way of stopping the flow of...

    Very nice - one way of stopping the flow of solder is to use liquid paper (a brand such as tipp - ex) , it comes in handy bottles, and has a little brush. It works by making the area "dirty", so...
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    I recently set up my own site with emy wife its...

    I recently set up my own site with emy wife its called forthemanilove.com as we got fed up with ETSY opening the doors to everyone and their mothers. We totally agree that you need very deep pockets...
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    I tried a vibratory finisher and gave up after...

    I tried a vibratory finisher and gave up after hours of use with either shot, ceramic pellets and impregnated shell. I now use a magnetic finisher, and within 10 mins its done, and everything comes...
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    If it is Firescale - you are better to make sure...

    If it is Firescale - you are better to make sure it doesn't happen in the first place, rather than try to polish it off.

    So, if you coat the item your are heating in flux (all over the piece...
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    Hi Martyn, Since I'm based in Dubai they don't...

    Hi Martyn,

    Since I'm based in Dubai they don't have many laws over here for royalty copyright etc so I don't bother, I have had the odd run in with ETSY where they have received a complaint and...
  24. Possibly, but there may be restrictions due to...

    Possibly, but there may be restrictions due to chemicals etc etc - All I know is I can't buy it off the shelf :(
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    Thanks Carin, They had access to my website...

    Thanks Carin,

    They had access to my website www.beaujangles.etsy.com, to see my designs, and I explained I would normally have around 500 grams cast in one go and that could be 3-5 times a month....
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