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    One Day I will have to teach my self to do this, ...

    One Day I will have to teach my self to do this, that is a lovely example good work
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    ah! I have some Hammertone to paint my new mill...

    ah! I have some Hammertone to paint my new mill when it arrives maybe the hallmark press will catch the over spray.
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    Rust, Ahh! already is rust that means I don't...

    Rust, Ahh! already is rust that means I don't have to paint it
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    Here is a pic of a purpose built unit I made...

    Here is a pic of a purpose built unit I made some years ago, a Arbor press would do the same job, the small 1/2ton and 1 ton are very cheap these days, some have the ram already drilled, I am...
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    Hi Sheena when you say stamping do you mean...

    Hi Sheena when you say stamping do you mean decoration type stamping or, letters, Hallmarking, caricatures etc, for set shapes e.g. letters an Arbor press is quite suitable, in fact I have two...
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    First question if I understand it correctly , I...

    First question if I understand it correctly , I would sweat solder
    Second question really really carefully, I think it would be a major PIA
    Third question I have seen it done using the fusing...
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    I have no trouble getting hard Argentium solder...

    I have no trouble getting hard Argentium solder down here.
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    Yes you can use Argentium for Sterling, although...

    Yes you can use Argentium for Sterling, although they make a special flux for Argentium, I do not like and use Borax based flux as far as them medium solder curse I have not yet had the problem
  9. I agree with Dennis, just to emphasise the aim is...

    I agree with Dennis, just to emphasise the aim is to keep the joint as close/tight as possible, this will minimise any discrepancy in the colour.
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    Who said acrylics is not jewellery, jewellery is...

    Who said acrylics is not jewellery, jewellery is in many forms and many materials, I say keep up up the good work.
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    That is really well done Dennis, is the silver...

    That is really well done Dennis, is the silver hand textured or through the mill.
  12. Welcome to the club (and the Forum) it is a...

    Welcome to the club (and the Forum) it is a worldwide problem postage and freight from the US have gone sky high, started two years ago and is not slowing down, many items cost less than the actual...
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    Excuse my spelling, won't let me change it

    Excuse my spelling, won't let me change it
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    Holiday, head Bobl's advice he is very...

    Holiday, head Bobl's advice he is very experienced and high a high level of knowledge.
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    I think most Assay offices would be able to...

    I think most Assay offices would be able to perform XRF, I can pretty well guarantee it will not be economically viable, if you are concerned just scrap it and purchase the certified stuff it is only...
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    I am not aware of any economical method i.e. have...

    I am not aware of any economical method i.e. have it tested by a laboratory.
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    The only safety required is placement so you do...

    The only safety required is placement so you do not knock it about and damage connections etc, keep it away from flame, never enclose the cylinder in a cupboard or the like, unless it has ventilation...
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    I have to agree Caroline I always cut as I need,...

    I have to agree Caroline I always cut as I need, much easier to clean.
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    I also use wire as I use a lot of Argentium and...

    I also use wire as I use a lot of Argentium and that does not come in sheet form, so just use flush cutters or similar, being critical with size and shape is not really that much of a issue, I would...
  20. In my opinion knockoffs are false economy, plus...

    In my opinion knockoffs are false economy, plus they are usually, a product of corporate and intellectual theft, consider this as a alternative I have this type and have been using it for years
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  21. What Dennis said, also have a look at Pepe tools...

    What Dennis said, also have a look at Pepe tools brand, they have special at the moment which includes extra items
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    I use similar to this except they are made by a...

    I use similar to this except they are made by a company called Gilbow who I believe have long disappeared
    https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Straight-Shears-717.5cm-prcode-999-658
  23. Thread: Bending wire

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    Great to hear you found a suitable solution, that...

    Great to hear you found a suitable solution, that is one of the things that makes this forum "different" everyone is willing to share their knowledge
  24. I can't comment except to say that I have dealt...

    I can't comment except to say that I have dealt with Birmingham not Hallmarking as such, but to have a punch made, they were very good to deal with
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    The reason I am interested, is as you say you can...

    The reason I am interested, is as you say you can spend a lot of money on draw plates, I have a couple of expensive ones ( $120 ) and several cheapies ($13 ) and at this stage the only difference in...
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