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  1. Thread: Small components

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    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)

    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)
  2. Thread: Small components

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    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but...

    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but it's good to remind everyone that why make something complicated if you can buy what you want. i have a good selection of premade stuff in my stash. i...
  3. Thread: Small components

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    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost...

    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost effective to get several casts of an item?
    What sort of burrs did you use for your dog?
  4. Thread: Small components

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    Small components

    Say I wanted to make a little sculpture of a dog or a bear and put it ontop of a ring band how do I go about this? I am thinking metal clay or wax casting. Any advice for making 3d components. It's...
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    What colour are you thinking of going for? :)

    What colour are you thinking of going for? :)
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    Yes :) I was looking into arbour presses...

    Yes :) I was looking into arbour presses previously and I think I would still like to get one the only slight spanner in the works is that i've developed a type of headache that is made worse by any...
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    Misspond just had to mention your rings. They...

    Misspond just had to mention your rings. They look like treasure rings, really super! Your gold looks really gold which i much prefer to the pale stuff. Paste is great for anything that need to be...
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    Thanks Dennis, that makes complete sense. You...

    Thanks Dennis, that makes complete sense. You keep me right and it's much appreciated :) researching each item and what it can do can be bamboozling
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    China thankyou for reminding me about sweat...

    China thankyou for reminding me about sweat soldering :) I keep forgetting that's an option.
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    There's an article on The Bench from 2019 about...

    There's an article on The Bench from 2019 about bezel wire, quite an interesting read . It says don't be afraid to layer your bezel and gallery wire, but doesn't tell you how....
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    Could this be used as an alternative to an arbour...

    Could this be used as an alternative to an arbour press for metal stamps? I'm having issues with any sort of hammering since developing a particular type of headache.
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    Soldering Decoration to settings

    I have three slightly differant questions to ask you lovely folks this morning.

    The first concerns soldering gallery wire to the outside of a plain bezel wall. I'd like to solder the bearer into...
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    As long as it's wearable, it's jewellery.

    As long as it's wearable, it's jewellery.
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    Exceedingly accomplished, you're getting expert...

    Exceedingly accomplished, you're getting expert at this acrylic lark (or should that be toucan). When it comes to acrylics i can't, but youcan. Sorry i couldn't help myself.
  15. Ooo thanks, I haven't looked on international...

    Ooo thanks, I haven't looked on international craft, will go and look now :)
  16. Searching for a rectangular link cable chain

    Looking for a chain like this one. This has 4x2 mm links. I would link something just a tad bigger (5mm?) I want it to be as plain as possible for a slightly industrial design.
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  17. Thread: Brass tube

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    Thanks Dennis will get ordering. I really would...

    Thanks Dennis will get ordering. I really would prefer to use gold, but wouldn't we all ;)
  18. Thread: Brass tube

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    I hadn't thought of that :) that would be rather...

    I hadn't thought of that :) that would be rather interesting for doing an unusual flush setting with a thick bit of rod.
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    To me it looks like the effect you get with a...

    To me it looks like the effect you get with a chasing hammer with a slightly rounded (almost flat) face.
  20. Thread: step bezels

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    Did as you said worked brilliantly. I've just...

    Did as you said worked brilliantly. I've just left it tacked before i decide how to attach my ring band. Fancy soldering it to the outside wall rather than the bottom this time but will see. Had a...
  21. Thread: Brass tube

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    Brass tube

    Any thoughts on where to get brass tube for stone setting. Want to set a 3.18mm facetted garnet. Gold is out of my budget
  22. Thread: step bezels

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    step bezels

    more gem setting at the moment. What's the best way to solder an inner step into a outer bezel, how should i place the pieces on my solder block and where should i place the solder to get it running...
  23. Thread: Rings

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    I'm sure I've seen a ring done like that. Will...

    I'm sure I've seen a ring done like that. Will see if it is on my Pinterest account for you.
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    Hi, this is a good place to learn :) give us...

    Hi, this is a good place to learn :) give us something fiendish to help you with :D
  25. I don't know if this helps but I thread it back...

    I don't know if this helps but I thread it back through the crimp and several beads, pulling on the end I crimp the crimp bead then I cut off the excess wire. Remember to have some space on your wire...
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