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  1. Thread: Egg shape

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    You could cast it in silver. Maybe pour molten...

    You could cast it in silver. Maybe pour molten jewellers wax over half an egg then have a couple of them cast and solder together . You could cut a pattern out of the wax too its easier than metal.
  2. Thread: Weather

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    I think I would melt !!

    I think I would melt !!
  3. A magnetic tumbler can brighten up hard to get at...

    A magnetic tumbler can brighten up hard to get at areas but wont give a mirror polish
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    I think its worth it, also look at...

    I think its worth it, also look at https://www.jewellerytrainingsolutions.com.au/ I did the stone setting one a while back and can recommend it
  5. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Merry Christmas

    Hope everyone's not working to hard and fingers are not to sore !! Have a great holidays and thanks to everyone who contributes to make this such a helpful forum

    All the best Joe
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    You may need to watch the age of the cutlery the...

    You may need to watch the age of the cutlery the older stuff sometimes contained nickel.
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294072451046?epid=23046...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294072451046?epid=23046114864&hash=item4478157fe6:g:8j4AAOSwOJRgVBm2

    ahh ok I thought you wanted to cast that's why I said about burnout. burnout is removing the wax...
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    I have a 1kg version.It works ok, the temperature...

    I have a 1kg version.It works ok, the temperature setting doesn't seem so accurate but gets better with the more metal you use. You have to get the temp something like then guess it by eye. Also it...
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    Gold filled chains

    Changed my mind !! I got mixed up :dance:
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    https://www.metalclay.co.uk/foredom/ I think...

    https://www.metalclay.co.uk/foredom/ I think cooksons may sell them but I could not find them when I had a quick look,
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    The red is copper maybe its because the amount of...

    The red is copper maybe its because the amount of copper to make it red is more than the amount of stuff that makes it harder will allow ? Its an interesting question.I know red gold to cast can be a...
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    Most of the CAD and casting I do are unique it...

    Most of the CAD and casting I do are unique it also be quicker to scan the stones if they are all different.
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    Sometimes you can get bad solder, maybe its wort...

    Sometimes you can get bad solder, maybe its wort getting a small piece of new solder and trying that ? If its hot and clean enough it can only be solder or flux I'm guessing.
  14. Thread: Hi

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    Hi and welcome to the forum, I'm Manchester way...

    Hi and welcome to the forum, I'm Manchester way too.
  15. Thread: Devanet UK

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    That's interesting to know and you are not to far...

    That's interesting to know and you are not to far from me thankyou
  16. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hallmarking-requiremen...

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hallmarking-requirements-and-the-eu

    bit more info here

    also a French bit https://www.douane.gouv.fr/fiche/organisation-des-bureaux-de-garantie
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    are they above the qualifying weight ?

    are they above the qualifying weight ?
  18. Thread: Sizing cuff

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    https://www.amazon.com/Finger-Measuring-Universal-...

    https://www.amazon.com/Finger-Measuring-Universal-Bracelet-Measure/dp/B08LCTT6RT/ref=sr_1_40?dchild=1&keywords=bracelet+sizer&qid=1635686954&qsid=135-3753993-3315765&sr=8-40&sres=B0058EDIYI%2CB000VX8B...
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    Ah yeah you're right I read it as round not...

    Ah yeah you're right I read it as round not rounded shapes !!
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    If you had access to a pillar drill and dont need...

    If you had access to a pillar drill and dont need lots of them, you could use a boring head in the chuck and trepan them out.
  21. That's a great catch !

    That's a great catch !
  22. cut some v shapes in the wood on the jaws to fit...

    cut some v shapes in the wood on the jaws to fit round the orbs then place a thin bit of wood between the orb and the bottom of the vice.
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    I would start with a good book or course Steve...

    I would start with a good book or course Steve lindsay and Sam Alfano does some good dvds if dvds are still even a thing lol cookson sell them I think.I would start with a square graver you will need...
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    Yes the holes are so you can set the peg at...

    Yes the holes are so you can set the peg at different heights you only need 4 screws. I think I only have 2 in mine
  25. Its horrible when things go missing. I was asking...

    Its horrible when things go missing. I was asking because If you did sent the items special delivery you will be insured if the costs do not tally up with what you have sent as to what got hallmarked...
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