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    I'm currently battling the bangle that Hugo made...

    I'm currently battling the bangle that Hugo made that failed the sizing and I can fully understand how he got it wrong!.

    I'm working in copper so I don't risk wasting a lot of silver.

    As to...
  2. Thread: short video

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    Would have liked the camera to have lingered...

    Would have liked the camera to have lingered longer on the jig - had to rewind and watch that bit again - otherwise brilliant idea!
  3. Thread: Torch choice

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    This was the one I bought - a fraction dearer but...

    This was the one I bought - a fraction dearer but Hamilton were out of stock and I wanted the shorter hose anyway. The 4m one would really have been annoying.

    I'm still delighted with it ( and I'm...
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    I was thinking it might be useful for lighting...

    I was thinking it might be useful for lighting charcoal :)
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    Well I went for the Sievert in the end. I gave...

    Well I went for the Sievert in the end. I gave the cannister torches serious thought but I have small hands (my bracelet size is 6" to give you an idea of how small!) and I don't find them easy to...
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    Having just tied my own brain in knots trying to...

    Having just tied my own brain in knots trying to work out the amount of metal I need to make a complex shaped bracelet, I appreciate any mathematical calculations I can find. I was hoping my geometry...
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    I think that's the one in the Kim video isn't it?

    I think that's the one in the Kim video isn't it?
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    Thank you - I don't sadly have space for all the...

    Thank you - I don't sadly have space for all the cannisters and I'm not sure I'm mentally ready for this set up yet!
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    Thank you everyone - such a confusing choice out...

    Thank you everyone - such a confusing choice out there. This is a link to the one I have, it's great for small jobs but add a heavy backplate or any form of heat sink and it struggles.
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    Torch choice

    I've got the Blazer GB 2010 micro torch which runs on butane and has a max temperature of 2500º.

    It's lovely for small jobs but if there is a significant amount of metal ( especially copper) it...
  11. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    Well I had some and tried it. It didn't...

    Well I had some and tried it.

    It didn't improve the stone at all but I did get a GreenLion!




    (sorry!)
  12. 12971 It would originally have been hand...

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    It would originally have been hand painted. It has a little attachment point for sewing on but that will be easy to file off
  13. I really must - I have a lovely vintage terrier...

    I really must - I have a lovely vintage terrier button that I want to cast and set which is why I bought it. Thank you for the encouragement.
  14. Well it was definitely appreciated by me. I have...

    Well it was definitely appreciated by me. I have opened my Delft Clay box, taken a look and put it away again! I need to take the plunge sooner or later!
  15. Thread: Step bezels

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    I've just done one with a fine silver bezel and a...

    I've just done one with a fine silver bezel and a sterling step. Mine did need to be soldered in as no back plate.
  16. Oh good question and I'll be lurking for the...

    Oh good question and I'll be lurking for the answer.

    I've been asked to add a bail to a (male) friends stone. It's been pierced sideways (like a bead) rather than front to back and I was debating...
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    Hobby/craft shops sell it in small glue sized...

    Hobby/craft shops sell it in small glue sized tubes for this type of application. (I work a lot in mixed media hence my rather off the wall approach at times)

    The clear silica is waterproof too...
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    Would clear silicon sealant work? I use it...

    Would clear silicon sealant work?

    I use it for attaching sea glass (which is heavy) to glass to make translucent sun catchers. The sealant dries clear so is invisible and but gives you plenty of...
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    I tried and failed! Hopefully this works -not...

    I tried and failed! Hopefully this works -not the greatest picture. Oddly one side came out much browner than the other. I buffed off the highlights with a fine emery paper
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    Well I thought I'd experiment. I had a heavily...

    Well I thought I'd experiment. I had a heavily textured piece that needed to be darkened to get some contrast.

    I put 1tsp of sulphur powder in a glass jar and 5 tsps of warm water. I added the...
  21. Thread: Hello

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    Very new here too but I've found the old hands...

    Very new here too but I've found the old hands very helpful to a raw beginner :)
  22. Thread: Doming blocks

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    Doming blocks

    Has anyone used the Cooksongold nylon block and punches please?

    If so did you like it?
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    If a hard boiled egg works would a paste of...

    If a hard boiled egg works would a paste of flowers of sulphur work? I have a lot of that!
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    Surely that would be a black mould though and I'm...

    Surely that would be a black mould though and I'm not sure it would survive the production process?
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    This got me curious as I couldn't see how mould...

    This got me curious as I couldn't see how mould could grow in citric acid - I found this in a photographic forum - looks like a bacterial contamination maybe?
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