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    Merry Christmas everyone, and a massive thankyou...

    Merry Christmas everyone, and a massive thankyou for everyone’s help and advice over the years :) Hope everyone’s had and having a wonderful festive season :)

    Faith :)
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    Oh perfect thanks Dennis :) I can use the diamond...

    Oh perfect thanks Dennis :) I can use the diamond plates I have for that if needed :)

    Ta again and merry Christmas
    Faith :)
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    Thanks Dennis :) Would you bother trying to...

    Thanks Dennis :)

    Would you bother trying to clean things like radial disks somehow at all?

    Ta loads again :)
    Faith
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    Bronze Clay - Tool Contamination?

    Hi all,

    Firstly I hope everyone on here is well, and sorry to come on straight with a question having not been on in ages. My work (not Jewellery) has been so busy I’ve not been doing my...
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    Thanks Dennis :) From previous posts i was...

    Thanks Dennis :)

    From previous posts i was hoping there'd be a few folk, just no one had asked my particular question :). I do have magnification now, but not a microscope, so i was hoping to give...
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    Hi again, Well I appear to have asked an...

    Hi again,

    Well I appear to have asked an impossible question, but i'll have one last go :)

    After some leeeenghty googling I think I need (for my 1.5mm stones):
    - 0.4mm round graver for...
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    Grain setting tools

    Morning all,

    For a while now I've been seriously considering having a go at grain setting. In terms of tools, I think I will need (extra to things I already have):

    A half round scorper for...
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    Thanks Kathryn :)

    Thanks Kathryn :)
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    Congratulations Lauren! your little elephant is...

    Congratulations Lauren! your little elephant is just adorable, I love him!

    Faith :)
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    Thank you Sarah, Wallace & Bob :) I'm definitely...

    Thank you Sarah, Wallace & Bob :) I'm definitely glad I didn't give up on them now :)

    Faith
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    Awww thank you both for those lovely comments...

    Awww thank you both for those lovely comments Dennis and George :)

    It took me a while to get the wire shape pleasing, and both the same lol, and practice has definitely improved my bezel setting,...
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    Hi all, By way of update I'm finally...

    Hi all,

    By way of update I'm finally finished!!!

    I ended up having to make a few saw cuts to extract the stone, and made two completely new settings, which seems to have taken forever as I've...
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    Hi Dennis, Tourmaline and amethyst are my...

    Hi Dennis,

    Tourmaline and amethyst are my favourites, as I like the flower shapes, they're all really lovely though. Sounds like a really nice project too, earring making without the stress of...
  14. Thread: Mobius Ring

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    Thanks Dennis, I wondered if wood might be the...

    Thanks Dennis, I wondered if wood might be the answer :)

    Yeah I guess the size will be deceptive given the shape. I'm tempted to have a go myself at some point!

    Faith
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    I must have missed this facet of maths, I had to...

    I must have missed this facet of maths, I had to google what a möbius was, and then make one out of paper I was so intrigued!

    Just out of curiosity, how would you true it round? I assume you...
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    Hi Wendy and thankyou, the whole thing was...

    Hi Wendy and thankyou, the whole thing was embedded in thermoloc to set, which I figured would support and protect it all, but now you say that of course the dome was round and so could have twisted...
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    Ooo it probably was that you know Dennis, I'm...

    Ooo it probably was that you know Dennis, I'm pretty sure I did overheat the first one, and that's the broken one. I never quench tho at least, I sit poking things impatiently until they no longer...
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    That's lovely Theresa :) Faith

    That's lovely Theresa :)

    Faith
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    Aww thanks Sarah, yeah it could definitely have...

    Aww thanks Sarah, yeah it could definitely have been worse!

    Thanks Theresa :) I didn't burr the hole no, I drilled right thru the dome, emeried both sides, balled the end of the wire, threaded it...
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    Thanks Dennis, that's a good shout about the wire...

    Thanks Dennis, that's a good shout about the wire position, further up would be fine :) Do you reckon the tube foot would be stronger than drilling the dome to solder? I liked the drilling idea just...
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    Thanks Dennis, I will try that for sure as...

    Thanks Dennis,

    I will try that for sure as it's good practice even if I don't manage to save the dome this time.

    I think I have changed my mind about the design too, I think I want integral...
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    The sadest thing in the world.....

    Well not really, but I'm pretty sad right now.

    Here lies my first attempt at dome setting:

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    That little loop in the foreground had previously been attached, threaded through a hole...
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    Thanks Bob :) Sorry Dennis, I didn't spot your...

    Thanks Bob :)

    Sorry Dennis, I didn't spot your block hiding in the corner, it looks similar doesn't it so I guess I was worried bout nothing. Big thanks for taking the photo specially for me too...
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    Hey talking Dennis :) Oh no, am I the mug!? ...

    Hey talking Dennis :)

    Oh no, am I the mug!?

    See I don't like grease either, and my "workshop" would otherwise be an upstairs bedroom, heated well and (obviously) indoors. And all my tools,...
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    Tool care: how oily is good?

    Well no ones talkin today, so I'll ask a really dumb question :)

    I just treated myself to a disk cutter and steel doming block / punch set, not fancy, just cookies kinda standard ones. They've...
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