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    I think that’s all it should need. If it’s washed...

    I think that’s all it should need. If it’s washed occasionally and is kept fresh then a light cloth occasionally to remove any light tarnish should be sufficient. Dennis once suggested the anti...
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    I don’t bother about rings as everyday use does...

    I don’t bother about rings as everyday use does the cleaning for you but I’d want a dress piece to be looking good otherwise why would you dress up and add jewellery that isn’t at its best. If a...
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    Must be a man thing as I like my jewellery to...

    Must be a man thing as I like my jewellery to look as good as new otherwise why would I wear special pieces if it had built up patina, to me that’s just dirt.That’s not how people buy them or why...
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    The washing up liquid used in the jewellery dept...

    The washing up liquid used in the jewellery dept at ECA was probably industrial strength green stuff. As strong as needed to take off the rouge and everything else. I can honestly say I’ve tried...
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    I agree with Bob. Washing up liquid on a soft...

    I agree with Bob. Washing up liquid on a soft sponge keeps it fresh and grease free as general maintenance.Then a silver cloth such as Goddard readily available in supermarkets or hardware shops....
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    I’d never heard of Wish before now, perhaps for...

    I’d never heard of Wish before now, perhaps for the best!
  7. Thread: Tarnishing info

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    I just use ordinary tissue from eBay, not sure...

    I just use ordinary tissue from eBay, not sure it’s acid free as the BAO said that acid free has sulphur. I get my boxes from the Bagnbox Man because I know most of my customers throw them out and...
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    I isually roughly wrap mine in ordinary tissue...

    I isually roughly wrap mine in ordinary tissue with a black garnish tab in the jewellery boxes I use when they are sold which have got a bit scabby or the corners have gone. My work can lie form one...
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    Usually when a post is at least 2 years old and...

    Usually when a post is at least 2 years old and someone new just says thank you very much it’s a sign They are building up posts to sell us some rubbish
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    If it’s the edible stuff then it’s quite...

    If it’s the edible stuff then it’s quite different from keum boo gold. I do know you can buy it from silver clay companies cheaper than Cookson but not at that price. You could try multiple layers to...
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    I think you are right given that Cookson’s was...

    I think you are right given that Cookson’s was £82 yesterday. Did it say how thick it is ? Good for playing with though
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    I do Keum Boo and you can build up the layers...

    I do Keum Boo and you can build up the layers
    I’ve also started melting thin gold sheet onto silver. It’s a matter of catching it in the melt and before it disappears to get the effect you want....
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    I do Keum Boo and you can build up the layers...

    I do Keum Boo and you can build up the layers
    I’ve also started melting thin gold sheet onto silver. It’s a matter of catching it in the melt and before it disappears to get the effect you want ...
  14. Thread: Copper solder?

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    Wonder how much of it was the last tin in the...

    Wonder how much of it was the last tin in the cupboard during lockdown, still as unpalatable I imagine!
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    That’s sounds about right to me George! Except...

    That’s sounds about right to me George! Except the measuring part, I don’t think I‘ve ever done that
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    This seems to have become a spam post Sheena

    This seems to have become a spam post Sheena
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    It’s a bit like cooking, I don’t measure the...

    It’s a bit like cooking, I don’t measure the pickle just put some in . It’s a bit how like how long is a piece of string as how big is your pickle bath and how much water is in it
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    It’s evidence that you should never buy bullion...

    It’s evidence that you should never buy bullion on eBay. Even if it melts or seems to work you might send it to assay and find that it’s not what it said on the box and they won’t allow it
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    Well Jules gave you a link to a company that...

    Well Jules gave you a link to a company that sells 2 otherwise amazon is a bit hit and miss. The last product I was sent was a bit like rough custard powder, didn’t dissolve and coated the crock....
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    Well Jules gave you a link to a company that...

    Well Jules gave you a link to a company that sells 2 otherwise amazon is a bit hit and miss. The last product I was sent was a bit like rough custard powder, didn’t dissolve and coated the crock....
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    Pickle never really goes off, I think my first...

    Pickle never really goes off, I think my first bag of alum sat in a cupboard for 20 years. Some of the safety pickles are just not very good. A good pickle should even work cold over a much longer...
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    What is it about first time use of any disc...

    What is it about first time use of any disc cutter! I remember my first post on here being my Swanstrom handle locking fast after my first cut and I just couldn’t get it open. No one answered.

    I‘m...
  23. Thread: over annealing

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    That’s great news! Being nervous about something...

    That’s great news! Being nervous about something is half the battle and once you overcome that it all falls into place. Beyond ones expectations is even better!
  24. As I already said if you have to remove any part...

    As I already said if you have to remove any part using pliers and not manually then it’s all marked the same and I think Josef is right. You can’t open a properly closed unsoldered jump ring without...
  25. Is there not that anomaly that if something has...

    Is there not that anomaly that if something has to be removed with 2 prs of pliers then it becomes part of the main piece soldered or not? Confirmation from an assay office would be good
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