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    It is safe if every thing is in good order as I...

    It is safe if every thing is in good order as I explained above, to check if there is a tiny flame switch lights off in the area and you will see if it still has a flame, normally it will be just at...
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    Seems like it may have not extinguished leaving a...

    Seems like it may have not extinguished leaving a tiny flame burning, faulty shut off valve on the handle, may just need cleaning, could just be loose fittings or my need a service kit, probably just...
  3. Thread: PVA of gassing

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    Interesting I did not find that when I googled...

    Interesting I did not find that when I googled it, may a good case for the old fashioned Hide glue.
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    PVA of gassing

    A question has been asked on the wood working forum that I am a member of, does PVA off gassing cause gold to corrode, member state that a jewellery box he made and stored 9ct gold rings in resulted...
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    Yep, that way you keep the heat low, I used easy...

    Yep, that way you keep the heat low, I used easy on a large belt buckle, Brass back and Silver face (For my kilt) that was in 2019 it worked very well and is as solid as the day I made it.
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    As said above, plus be careful not to overheat...

    As said above, plus be careful not to overheat the Brass it will bring Zinc to the surface and contaminated the join, causing it to fail.
  7. Thread: Weather

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    I hope that was meant to be 30c Dennis, all jokes...

    I hope that was meant to be 30c Dennis, all jokes aside must be a big shock, I'm used to it down here just turn on the Aircon, I visit a town called Andamooka often about 700 ks from Adelaide...
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    My thoughts it is a low grade Silver my have...

    My thoughts it is a low grade Silver my have caused the result should be easy enough the remove as said above, I think the most likely cause is that it was over heated.
  9. Thread: Weather

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    Weather

    The news tells me you are getting some of our type of weather over there, try to keep cool hope it does not last too long.
  10. Thread: Hydraulic Press

    by china
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    Hi Mandy, sorry for the late response...

    Hi Mandy, sorry for the late response (renovating) that press looks like the one my friend in QLD had about 2 yrs ago thread broke off one of the bolts in normal use, plus it is only 8 ton, save your...
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    "Cabinet Makers trick" did you make sure to clean...

    "Cabinet Makers trick" did you make sure to clean the residue from the joint i.e. what ever the grit was on the "Sandpaper".
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    I don' t really have any tips I just seem to have...

    I don' t really have any tips I just seem to have become used to to correct colour over the years, it is not as critical as when hardening and tempering steel
  13. Thread: Failures!

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    Does not apply to me because I never makes...

    Does not apply to me because I never makes mistakes (HA! HA!).
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    I did not intend to start a Political discussion...

    I did not intend to start a Political discussion it was more of a general strange proposal
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    Revert to imperial

    I've heard that Boris intends to convert the UK back to imperial measurement, is he a roof short of a tile?
  16. Thread: Ruts!

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    What the others said, i really like the one with...

    What the others said, i really like the one with the green stone.
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    Thanks for the Video, I think it is pretty much...

    Thanks for the Video, I think it is pretty much the standard method these days, only difference when I twist wire is I use a cordless drill
  18. Thread: Torch help

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    Sounds as though, you have your pressure set too...

    Sounds as though, you have your pressure set too high, if you are using gauges that came with a Oxy welding cutting kit, they are most likely not suitable they will not provide low enough pressure...
  19. Thread: The Cook Book

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    I have contacted Cookson by email and they said...

    I have contacted Cookson by email and they said they would send me one, has not appeared yet but then I am in Australia and stuff from overseas is just taking forever at the moment, on Friday I...
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    Interesting I used double hook tongs on my draw...

    Interesting I used double hook tongs on my draw bench there are time when I need to hold them closed I am thinking of coming up with a manual clamp and doing away with the tongs.
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    I see that yours is the single hook version, do...

    I see that yours is the single hook version, do you have the physically hold the tongs closed ?
  22. Thread: Ruts!

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    I am also fortunate that I have no need to make a...

    I am also fortunate that I have no need to make a living from what I make. although in the days when I had to earn a crust I must have made thousands of cutting boards, because they sold quicker than...
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    I have tried Petrobond and it does not give a...

    I have tried Petrobond and it does not give a finish as fine Delft although it is less than half the price here, so bit more elbow grease my be worth it to offset the cost.
    There is a bloke down...
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    Hi Nick I usually resort to a big hammer, a big...

    Hi Nick I usually resort to a big hammer, a big vise and a suitable piece of round steel.
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    Nick well done, I would have lost patience and...

    Nick well done, I would have lost patience and gone with brazing or welding, but I suppose if you don't have access, there is more than one way to skin a cat, cast came out well too, all added up to...
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