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    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works...

    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works fine take a few hours though. Great on tarnished silver.
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    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have...

    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have to decide what to charge work out at then tell the customer before you start any work. For example materials plus time taken at your hourly rate then...
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    I drain as much of the water off as I can after...

    I drain as much of the water off as I can after its settled over night with a syphon then put it on a big tray to dry out. Then dispose of it in a heavy duty plastic bin bag. I put the bag in a...
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    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc...

    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc lathe. If your mechanically inclined there's lots of info on the Web about making your own. There's a great forum called Cnc zone
  5. Thread: 0.15mm hole

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    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling...

    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling cutters you could write a toolpath to cut that hole with a small included angle If the plate wasn't too thick and Cnc it from both sides but would have...
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    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again...

    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again it's just practice I guess. I enjoy turning wax I find it almost therapeutic!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqRtxEVEUX8 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqRtxEVEUX8


    this video may be helpful
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    Start with a solid tube and drill out the centre

    Start with a solid tube and drill out the centre
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    You could use Kiln cones (Pyrometric cones) they...

    You could use Kiln cones (Pyrometric cones) they will tell you an approx temp then mark it up yourself

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    I agree looks a bit wonky, if you have a finger...

    I agree looks a bit wonky, if you have a finger gauge you know is correct then you coukd measure with that ?
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    Maybe look if there are jewellery courses...

    Maybe look if there are jewellery courses available at a local college. Then you can still get your making fix in a cat free environment.
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    Maybe have a look at delft casting its a sand...

    Maybe have a look at delft casting its a sand casting system for low volume casting


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPBcQJSCaoU
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    Depending on the complexity of the carving you...

    Depending on the complexity of the carving you could photograph it then import the picture into cad and copy it and produce a 3d model then have that milled or 3d printed and cast. You could sale to...
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    Yes the colour is not so important but will...

    Yes the colour is not so important but will change for example if you mix white and yellow you will get light yellow etc. The carat should be the same. People add higher carat gold if they are...
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    When casting you try to mix 50%new 50% old but I...

    When casting you try to mix 50%new 50% old but I have used all old metal and been successful and had no problem with hallmarking. Just don't overheat the metal
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    Heart shaped pendant

    Video showing the perils of stone setting.:)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4O_8WL5rao&feature=youtu.be
  17. Thread: Packing waxes

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    If for example you have small claws for example...

    If for example you have small claws for example they can be very brittle and fall off the way the post man chucks stuff about
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    Put the wax in a small zip seal bag first so you...

    Put the wax in a small zip seal bag first so you don't get fluff all over it. Then cotton wool around it, then put in a small card or plastic box about credit card size is ideal.
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    It's the Grs inside ring holder fitted in the...

    It's the Grs inside ring holder fitted in the small Grs ball vice saves you poking your fingers with sharp things all the time!
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    Setting an Eternity ring

    A quick video on how I set an eternity ring.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36U1v9gw0o&feature=youtu.be
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    its time consuming but work down the grades with...

    its time consuming but work down the grades with small rubber polishing wheels
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  22. oxidise them with liver of sulphur or one of the...

    oxidise them with liver of sulphur or one of the available products
    https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Platinol-Oxidising-Solution-100ml--Un1849-prcode-998-161A
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    1203812039 You could CAD them, have them...

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    You could CAD them, have them printed then cast. But the cost would be high I guess. I suppose you could offer custom or personalised ones ?
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    Would imagine multiply the largest inner diameter...

    Would imagine multiply the largest inner diameter of the link into the length you need would get you close ish ?
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    I wouldn't give any discount till maybe 250...

    I wouldn't give any discount till maybe 250 items. You still have to make the moulds etc but after that amount of items the moulds paid for its labour and materials to produce, you can offer the...
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