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    Hello from Switzerland

    Well well. I have a Schaefer pen which was a 21st birthday present as well. I think I know where it is! I remember the two friends whose present it was and still know one of them. Out it will come...
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    Would an ultrasonic bath help? After all it...

    Would an ultrasonic bath help? After all it loosens and removes anything to clean clock movements.


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    Thanks Dennis. I will give them a try. Sent...

    Thanks Dennis. I will give them a try.


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    Brass brushes

    Good morning....that’s the time I am writing this anyhow (U.K.)! Just a little bit of advice please. Circular brass brushes....where do you get yours from? I bought a couple of dozen from eBay and...
  5. Yes, he or she is a winner! But no kneeling for...

    Yes, he or she is a winner! But no kneeling for me!


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  6. Burner 3940.....perfect ! The ideal balance. A...

    Burner 3940.....perfect ! The ideal balance. A controlled dragon compared to the 3941 which is good for plumbing!


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    Oh it’s before STD!


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  8. Burners for sievert professional torch.

    I have been using the above with the needle flame 3537 for my small soldering jobs and then a large unwieldy go gas torch for larger bits. I want to get a new burner for my sievert kit instead. I do...
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    Thanks.


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    What a good idea! What do you use to dye Araldite...

    What a good idea! What do you use to dye Araldite please?
    David.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210222/349b581d...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210222/349b581d059e80ef51ee10ffd3764382.jpg
    Yes that’s what I do with scrap. Cut as many out as possible, texture some , drill a 1.5mm hole towards the edge, dome...
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    Yes, quite something. Near me there used to be a...

    Yes, quite something. Near me there used to be a pub with a large water tank outside in the garden. A piece of chain led from a post into the water. Notice said...don’t tease the water...
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    Different thicknesses, different diameters.....I...

    Different thicknesses, different diameters.....I would be bound not to have the ready cut disc when I wanted it.......then to wait a minimum of 2 days before you can get what you want. David

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    Were you able to see the product when I sent you...

    Were you able to see the product when I sent you the second reply? No obvious url .....


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    Photography

    Thanks for all your advices. The choice of equipment is very broad.

    Dennis. When you say a white cube are you alluding to a light box of 40x40 cms to be large enough with external 3 lights as...
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    Photography

    As ever.....questions! I want to take some better quality photos of my “creations”! I have a good DSLR camera and quite a bit of success in general photography. However so far I have been...
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    Ah but the domed pieces are only 13 to 16 mm in...

    Ah but the domed pieces are only 13 to 16 mm in diameter and the hammered finish is on the con cavity. I also found that when I attempted this the doming tended to become deformed.


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    Disc cutters

    Andrew Berry I think has a talk on sharpening the punches.
    I have one like yours and found difficulties in cutting neatly so after some looking about I bought a clamping one. I found it on eBay at...
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    Thank you both. This could be “the answer to the...

    Thank you both. This could be “the answer to the maidens prayer”! One item I like to make includes a hammer finished domed roundell of silver. I have to be so careful not to be too strong when doming...
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    Ah, memories .......of course I remember that a silver spoon used for eating a boiled egg always tarnished. It was my job as a child to polish them up. Should have remembered that!


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  21. Did that with a number of other pieces....no go!...

    Did that with a number of other pieces....no go! Collect only. Maybe they take pity on those that live in the wilds!


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  22. So once darkened by any means can you then polish...

    So once darkened by any means can you then polish the piece using a felt buffing wheel to shine the “high spots”. I take it the darkening would be done after tumbling the piece?


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  23. Hmmm. How long do you have to leave it egged...

    Hmmm. How long do you have to leave it egged please?


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  24. Well unfortunately Platinol has to be collected...

    Well unfortunately Platinol has to be collected from London or Birmingham as it is a “Dangerous” product whereas Liver of Sulphur is only “Hazardous” and can be posted. I will therefore be under...
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    Thanks. I have now connected with U tube and will for the sake of harmony in the house try platinol which I gather isn’t so smelly!
    David


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