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    Hi Yvette and welcome. Further to Dennis's...

    Hi Yvette and welcome.
    Further to Dennis's reply... I'm still asking! I'm sure you'll get plenty of help here.
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    That's excellent news Wallace! You're an...

    That's excellent news Wallace! You're an inspiration to others. I take my hat off to you and wish you lots of good times with your M.A.
  3. Hi Penny, Long time no see. Hope all is well...

    Hi Penny,
    Long time no see. Hope all is well with you. If you're in Tavi at all do drop in to say hello.
    That said, if you don't get anywhere with the 220ishC solders you may want to revisit...
  4. Thread: Arachnophilia.

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    Brilliant Dennis! It looks extremely arachnoidy....

    Brilliant Dennis! It looks extremely arachnoidy.
    As always your imagination and ingenuity seem endless.

    I love the clever spring loaded chain adjuster.
    Is the capsule made by you or is it a...
  5. Thread: Pepe vs Durston

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    Thanks all for your responses. Dennis -...

    Thanks all for your responses.



    Dennis - Thanks. I'm on a rolling subscription with Andrew Berry and have seen the demo of the Pepe bender. In the back of my mind he also used the Durston for...
  6. Thread: Pepe vs Durston

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    Pepe vs Durston

    Does anyone know if there is much difference between Pepe and Durston equipment quality wise?
    Some of their items look suspiciously similar and in the case of ring stretchers, identical.
    ...
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    Looking at past and recent threads on insurance...

    Looking at past and recent threads on insurance and supplier discounts I'm thinking of joining GOJD or a similar organisation.

    Does anyone know if PPL insurance covers working on other peoples...
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    9953 I do use a vice for my bangle mandrel which...

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    I do use a vice for my bangle mandrel which hopefully is visible in this older photo.
    Got it from Machine Mart https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-125mm-bench-vice-cvr125b/
    It's a 5"...
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    Had family visiting so Have been offline Just a...

    Had family visiting so Have been offline
    Just a quick belated thank you for all your helpful responses and to you Michaela for posting the question in the first place.
    Guess I'd better bite the...
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    Hi Sarah I'm also thinking of opening to the USA...

    Hi Sarah
    I'm also thinking of opening to the USA Sarah and am as green as grass on what the requirements are and any pitfalls.
    Without wishing to pry are you able to indicate what you mean by 'A...
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    Bit of a long shot Peter but Andrew Mayhan may be...

    Bit of a long shot Peter but Andrew Mayhan may be able to aquire/produce some
    http://www.mayhanco.com/services.html

    I've never used them but one of my old teachers used to use them for all her...
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    Very evocative Lydia! It brings back memories of...

    Very evocative Lydia!
    It brings back memories of reading Hans Christian Anderson's 'Snow Queen'
    It's the sort of thing she would have worn in my childhood imagination. (A very long time ago and...
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    Good point Sarah, Thanks. A bit of burnishing...

    Good point Sarah, Thanks. A bit of burnishing will probably help too.
    I did get a call from Cookies this morning. Their view was that the Easy solder had a much higher palladium content and would...
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    Hello Ace Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll...

    Hello Ace
    Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll get lots of useful advice here.
    There's usually someone who can help out with problems or techniques.
    Tim
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    Thanks Dennis, appreciated! Tim

    Thanks Dennis, appreciated!
    Tim
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    Just wondering if anyone has had anyone has had...

    Just wondering if anyone has had anyone has had any further experience of working with palladium since Anna's post.
    I'm in a bit of a quandry in that a friend has asked me to enlarge his palladium...
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    Hi Sue, Not sure if you have (or have access to)...

    Hi Sue,
    Not sure if you have (or have access to) a rolling mill but if so there is another way to create grooves.
    The pics show a groove I created in a bangle commission which was then filled with...
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    Thanks for that Nick. I'll have a look at them...

    Thanks for that Nick. I'll have a look at them and get some further info.
    Cheers
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    Yes I forgot to mention that Dennis. You put me...

    Yes I forgot to mention that Dennis.
    You put me onto them when I was having the 'Flat Finish' problem.
    I still use them often but I've found that a final buffing usually with the WHR mop and...
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    Your penchant for ingenious solutions and...

    Your penchant for ingenious solutions and eclectic work never ceases to amaze me Dennis
    Brilliant! Love it!
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    Thanks Sarah, Good to know I can get the...

    Thanks Sarah,
    Good to know I can get the handpiece first and the LX motor when funds allow
    T
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    So will you be posting the photo for us...

    So will you be posting the photo for us Caroline?? I'm sure we could all learn something about protective clothing...... go on!

    T
  23. Thread: Tools

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    Hi Tats, All excellent advice above. The brulee...

    Hi Tats,
    All excellent advice above.
    The brulee torch is a good starter for small items and I still use mine a lot but if you go on to make larger pieces such as bangles you will find you need a...
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    I've found Menzerna P175 or M5 excellent for...

    I've found Menzerna P175 or M5 excellent for finishing silver and gold
    I usually use WDR (White Double Raised also known as Swansdown) for finishing but Moleroda also produce an even softer verion...
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    Hi Sarah, Do you use your hammer handpiece on a...

    Hi Sarah,
    Do you use your hammer handpiece on a standard SR pendant motor or do you have the LX high torque low speed motor for it? I'm thinking of getting one for the same reasons you mention but...
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