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    Those are so gorgeous and unique! I use 0.4mm...

    Those are so gorgeous and unique! I use 0.4mm brass on turquoise, so far without issue! Glad you succeeded so brilliantly! May I ask why you were concerned?
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    I bought that bigger torch in the images I showed...

    I bought that bigger torch in the images I showed and boy, it melted the solder evenly and fast! It's quite a powerful large flame that can't be adjusted, within almost no time it had also melted the...
  3. Would the same apply to sheet metal and wire?...

    Would the same apply to sheet metal and wire? (brass etc)
  4. Solder Paste in Checked in Luggage on flight

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not sure if this is right section for this, but I was wondering if anyone knows if one can fly with an unopened solder paste syringe in their checked in luggage?

    My aunt is...
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    Thank you, you are so helpful, I am so glad I...

    Thank you, you are so helpful, I am so glad I found this forum! :D
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    Thank you for your response! I am pleased to...

    Thank you for your response! I am pleased to know it is not my soldering skills :D
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    Thanks very much, Dennis! The link took me to a...

    Thanks very much, Dennis!
    The link took me to a page of many torches, I am not sure which one you are referring to?
    I am in South Africa and these are the affordable options currently at the store...
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    Big Bezel Soldering Issue

    Hi there,

    I recently bought some 3cm long tear drop cabochons but have been struggling to solder the bezel to the plate and I can't figure out why, smaller bezels aren't an issue at all.
    I'm...
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    I bought some new ball burs in different sizes...

    I bought some new ball burs in different sizes and they go through beautifully! Thank you! I had tested with some older ones that clearly weren't too sharp but the new ones go through well, thank you...
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    That actually does help, thank you very much!

    That actually does help, thank you very much!
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    I just tried that, it drills into wood like...

    I just tried that, it drills into wood like butter, no problem, I think I may just have a piece of very hard brass, but doesn't explain why I could do it last week (it still wasnt terribly easy but I...
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    I have tried from lowest and upwards with not...

    I have tried from lowest and upwards with not much difference :-/
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    What else can one do with 3mm thick brass if I...

    What else can one do with 3mm thick brass if I end up not being able to use it? It's so thick I can't think of what else I can do with it!

    (edit - its 2mm, sorry)
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    I wish! That would make so much sense with the...

    I wish! That would make so much sense with the way its drilling (kind of pushing the edges up instead of going through) It's unfortunately not in reverse, I wish that were the case.
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    Thanks for your reply. I started with a new cut...

    Thanks for your reply. I started with a new cut off of the same sheet of brass, because I just have one A4 sheet of 3mm brass, and have annealed it, still no luck. Could it be I got lucky with the...
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    Flush Setting - Drilling Problem

    Hi everyone,

    I have a very frustrating and strange issue.

    I have been flush setting into 3mm brass, everything has been going fine until it now.

    I try to drill into the metal, with barely...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Yes, I've noticed this already!

    Yes, I've noticed this already!
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    Thanks for the welcome! Yes you are right, I...

    Thanks for the welcome! Yes you are right, I suppose it is better this way! I have come to see that this will be a never ending journey of learning, which I think is great!
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    I read that one shouldn't use a steel hammer...

    I read that one shouldn't use a steel hammer though? If one can then fantastic, because I have a heavy enough steel one, I just worry about causing any damage?
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    Hello Everyone!

    Hi everyone!

    I am a newbiesmith/newbie (jewellery) metalsmith, I went to a few classes last year but have been mainly learning by myself which can be an incredibly frustrating process, especially...
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    Thanks for the welcome, and the reply! I've...

    Thanks for the welcome, and the reply!

    I've just found a copper hammer 2 pounds from a company that I'm not sure sells to the public but have emailed them to find a price!
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    That's amazing!

    That's amazing!
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    Homemade??

    Homemade??
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    Hammer and Disc Cutter Question

    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a disc cutter (cuts up to 1mm) and as fate would have, I can't find any brass hammers in South Africa, except for this one:
    (I can't post the link it says) But it is...
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