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    Thank you Nick, that's fun. The wheels from used...

    Thank you Nick, that's fun. The wheels from used lighters can also be mounted on a mandrel, as trimmers. Dennis.
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    Poll: Cheeky though, that one, Peter.

    Cheeky though, that one, Peter.
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    Hello Marion, and welcome to the forum. You've...

    Hello Marion, and welcome to the forum.

    You've had answer no 1: If its titanium, then cold connect only. Perhaps, just anneal some and turn it into an open cuff, by bending around a rolling pin.
    ...
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    Poll: What makes you think that then Jane?

    What makes you think that then Jane?
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    Yes, those are super useful, and can be...

    Yes, those are super useful, and can be customised for the job in hand. For instance for chasing the blade should be smooth and blunt for fear of cutting too deep, or even right through. Dennis.
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    Thanks for the feedback, Dennis.

    Thanks for the feedback, Dennis.
  7. Thread: Hello

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    Hello Jane, and welcome to the forum. My safety...

    Hello Jane, and welcome to the forum. My safety pickle is old and gone lumpy, but pieces broken off work fine.
    Perhaps your solution is not strong enough or warm enough. Best wishes Dennis.
  8. Thread: Powered saw

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    Yes, there are scroll saws with blades for metal....

    Yes, there are scroll saws with blades for metal. When I first started, I got the Proxxon one. I found it quite difficult to keep on track. You have to keep the sheet pressed down, because it tends...
  9. Thread: Resizing A Ring

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    Hi Patni, that's pretty clear. You seem to have...

    Hi Patni, that's pretty clear. You seem to have solved how to protect the filigree with that white stuff. What is it?
    The alternatives I can think of are:
    Heat protecting paste, which in this case...
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    The glue is inserted with a piece of saw blade....

    The glue is inserted with a piece of saw blade. Never had one undo, or seen any reaction to it once set. You can deliberately undo it by gentle heating with a flame and pulling. Dennis.
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    Hi David, Here you will get lots of answers,...

    Hi David,

    Here you will get lots of answers,
    My view is that snake chain is not that strong, and prone to permanent kinks if not treated gently.
    So I avoid introducing a vulnerable spot by...
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    Hello Bruggen, and welcome back after all this...

    Hello Bruggen, and welcome back after all this time. Here are some videos showing how to use this tool, but demonstrators can ditch their failures, and you would never find out....
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    You can but try ii, but I think that if you use...

    You can but try ii, but I think that if you use artificial stones, which are basically coloured glass. a ball will successfully solder on with extra easy silver solder. Heat blockers are not much...
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    Hi Raven, and welcome the forum. There are other...

    Hi Raven, and welcome the forum. There are other ways of realising your design. For instance you could solder on a 2mm one hole bead at one end, slip on the bead,
    and then using extra easy hard...
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    Well done. Lots of members joined in, which is...

    Well done. Lots of members joined in, which is the beauty of a forum.
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    Information on these is sparse, Laura. I have...

    Information on these is sparse, Laura. I have found this picture to refer to, but it's not enough:...
  17. It's most likely to be the cable, as handpieces...

    It's most likely to be the cable, as handpieces don't damage that easily.You could try contacting Milnes Brothers, to see whether they have a reconditioned cable.
    https://milnesbros.com Dennis.
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    No idea, but I often wondered whether they could...

    No idea, but I often wondered whether they could be used to tack complex pieces together prior to soldering. Dennis.
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    Cookson have some and there are sone on Etsy....

    Cookson have some and there are sone on Etsy. Dennis.
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    Well, you've got the small hand torch Ce, so you...

    Well, you've got the small hand torch Ce, so you can prove me wrong. But I'm willing to bet that it will not heat your silver enough even for a small casting.
    The minimum would be a hand held...
  21. Thread: Hello!

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    If you want suggestions for courses, you will...

    If you want suggestions for courses, you will need to divulge where you live, Carole.
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    Thank you for you feed back. If needed, the stain...

    Thank you for you feed back. If needed, the stain on your pins due to heating can quickly be removed with a yellow radial disk on your hand held motor run slowly.
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    Flash is what you get when two halves of a mould...

    Flash is what you get when two halves of a mould dont fit together accurately, or closely enough.

    You haven't told us what kind of casing is involved. Dennis.
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    Yes You are right, David. The metal will crease...

    Yes You are right, David. The metal will crease unless you cut out a shallow V-shape with a fine saw blade, or a thin fibre reinforced disk.
    This will also guard against the turquoise corners...
  25. Hi Verbena, and welcome to your first post. My...

    Hi Verbena, and welcome to your first post. My answer is art deco, which is why I turned to acrylics in my final years. Dennis.
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