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    That and Muggis2003 hasn't been on here since...

    That and Muggis2003 hasn't been on here since 2020.
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    Within the UK I know of Bring Diamonds (who grow...

    Within the UK I know of Bring Diamonds (who grow them); within Europe I tend to use Madestones, but an increasing number of diamond dealers will source them these days.
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    Woohoo! First spammer of the year!

    Woohoo! First spammer of the year!
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    Depends what level you're at. Andrew's...

    Depends what level you're at. Andrew's presentation is excellent and there's a wide variety of techniques on offer.
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    I quite liked the unconventional use, although...

    I quite liked the unconventional use, although I'm not convinced I'd have resorted to it. Kept the top flat still.
    Hoping to do a seal engraving course next year...
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    FWIW, the Potter recommendations for die pressing...

    FWIW, the Potter recommendations for die pressing use lead. That said, the groups are littered with people getting the lead stuck...
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    Since this is just the prototype and you're going...

    Since this is just the prototype and you're going to make them in 18ct gold, it's a bit of a waste of time worrying about work hardening them.
    You've had a lot of good advice on the engravers café...
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    It does now :) If it's really small then a stamp...

    It does now :)
    If it's really small then a stamp might do more harm than good; might be worth investigating having them laser marked.
    Might not.
  9. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    Plumbing supplies tend to be limited to low-temp...

    Plumbing supplies tend to be limited to low-temp solder & related (sweeping generalisation). For brazing it's usually more engineeringy - such as...
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    I think we'd need a bit more information than...

    I think we'd need a bit more information than that.

    Quantity?
    Lead time?
    Target price?
    Definitely stamped, not engraved? And if engraved, laser, hand, machine?
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    Have you asked your plater if they can shed any...

    Have you asked your plater if they can shed any light on why they might differ?
    Might be a change in their process, for example.
    A consistent process (from polishing on, with monitoring of...
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    Merged with previous thread.

    Merged with previous thread.
  13. They haven't been back online to see even the...

    They haven't been back online to see even the first reply.
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    Depends entirely on the beer. And cellar...

    Depends entirely on the beer. And cellar temperature is not that warm (as someone who used to work as a cellarman... :) ).
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    First thing that I'd ask is - given the age of...

    First thing that I'd ask is - given the age of the torch - what condition is the hose in (and for that matter the regulator)? Hoses perish & degrade internally as well as externally, and I've had a...
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    I've had a couple go where the enamel on the pot...

    I've had a couple go where the enamel on the pot has crazed, allowing whatever was in it to seep through. No idea why, but it's a complete pain.
  17. Thread: Resignation

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    Not bad, 3 posts total - the first, telling us...

    Not bad, 3 posts total - the first, telling us you had questions but no subsequent elaboration. The second, asking if you could post an article, but no subsequent elaboration. Now this - completely...
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    Depends on the article.

    Depends on the article.
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    TBH, the recommended thickness is usually down to...

    TBH, the recommended thickness is usually down to the rule of 3 teeth in the cut - which is a minimum only. You can quite happily have more teeth in the cut - hence my using 4/0 on 5mm.
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    Depends on how many you need. If you're looking...

    Depends on how many you need. If you're looking at large numbers, blanking, water jet or laser (need to check this - there may be issues with cutting brass due to zinc fuming).

    Smaller numbers,...
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    Don't put green leaves through a rolling mill,...

    Don't put green leaves through a rolling mill, you'll just give yourself a lot of work to clean the rolls of squidged greenery. Leaf skeletons, or better still artificial leaf skeletons if you can...
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    A standard Sievert burner will happily melt...

    A standard Sievert burner will happily melt several ounces of silver, even unconfined. However... A bit concerned by the crack in the scorifier; they have a habit of growing catastrophically at the...
  23. You are not Scott Martin....

    You are not Scott Martin.
    https://www.smpub.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002872.html
  24. Thread: "Olivia"

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    £1600 iirc

    £1600 iirc
  25. Thread: "Olivia"

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    Olivia is the new mill from Durston; 50:1 gearing...

    Olivia is the new mill from Durston; 50:1 gearing with the handle at 90 degrees to the rollers instead of the usual in-line.

    I get bored enough with 12:1 on mine, 50:1 is going nowhere quickly; I...
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