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    Don't put green leaves through a rolling mill,...

    Don't put green leaves through a rolling mill, you'll just give yourself a lot of work to clean the rolls of squidged greenery. Leaf skeletons, or better still artificial leaf skeletons if you can...
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    A standard Sievert burner will happily melt...

    A standard Sievert burner will happily melt several ounces of silver, even unconfined. However... A bit concerned by the crack in the scorifier; they have a habit of growing catastrophically at the...
  3. You are not Scott Martin....

    You are not Scott Martin.
    https://www.smpub.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002872.html
  4. Thread: "Olivia"

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    1600 iirc

    1600 iirc
  5. Thread: "Olivia"

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    Olivia is the new mill from Durston; 50:1 gearing...

    Olivia is the new mill from Durston; 50:1 gearing with the handle at 90 degrees to the rollers instead of the usual in-line.

    I get bored enough with 12:1 on mine, 50:1 is going nowhere quickly; I...
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    It specifies the alloy used. There used to be a...

    It specifies the alloy used. There used to be a knowledgebase that had all sorts of useful datasheets, but it seems to be gone now.

    Try this:...
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    Have you come across Wigjig at all? Sorry... ...

    Have you come across Wigjig at all? Sorry...

    BTW - you might like one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089Q36374/
    Very handy for swapping between different discs.
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    Books - the Jewelry (sic) Engravers Handbook &...

    Books - the Jewelry (sic) Engravers Handbook & Meeks are my preferred ones.

    The Hand Engravers Association is about to run one if its intro courses online -...
  9. OK, so you have it in writing now that the items...

    OK, so you have it in writing now that the items went missing en route at least; hopefully you've got a record of the sent weight, so that provides proof end-to-end.
    I'd log it with the police as...
  10. Who??? You've got 3 comments by members here,...

    Who??? You've got 3 comments by members here, only one has any suggestion that you might have done something untoward if you hadn't used a recorded service and that's clearly prefixed.

    Things...
  11. The vast majority of us use Special Delivery...

    The vast majority of us use Special Delivery rather than hand carry.
    I'd be surprised if someone helped themselves to just some of the items and not all, which is what I'd infer; I'd suggest talking...
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    Some are, some ask for a payment for upkeep in...

    Some are, some ask for a payment for upkeep in return for increased features (access to sales, that kind of thing).
    Remembering that this is Cooksons' forum, and they call the shots - the primary...
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    Re spammers - case in point this morning: 6...

    Re spammers - case in point this morning:

    6 posts in 10 mins ish.
    Posting on years-old threads.
    No additional content in any posts.
    IP address tallies with frequent offenders.
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    I've had a few of those too. "I want a 1ct...

    I've had a few of those too. "I want a 1ct diamond in platinum, with diamonds all over it and my budget is 300".
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    The IP address? I think it's a mod/admin function...

    The IP address? I think it's a mod/admin function only. But I always look at new posters.
    Noting that IP geolocation isn't always correct; it usually manages the correct country though.
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    True. Which is why I tend to look at the IP...

    True. Which is why I tend to look at the IP address location as a guide. Certain origins are more likely to be spam than others.
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    The easy way to get rid of spammers is click on...

    The easy way to get rid of spammers is click on the "report post" button, at which point some mindless drone (me) will remove the offending post and banish the perpetrators.
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    I get frustrated with spoken delivery - most of...

    I get frustrated with spoken delivery - most of the time it's too slow.
    Like that. And I really should make up a flask like yours.
  19. Thread: Outage

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    Reckon you overdid it with that sherry...

    Reckon you overdid it with that sherry...
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    Bigger torch? Direct flame on the joint isn't...

    Bigger torch? Direct flame on the joint isn't good if the whole thing isn't up to temperature, you'll exhaust the flux in that area before the temperature is at the right point. If you can put up a...
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    How clean is your copper to start with, and are...

    How clean is your copper to start with, and are both parts brought up to the same temperature?
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    For small volume, Wards are good; if you're...

    For small volume, Wards are good; if you're working more with them then there are others such as R M Weare, Worldshiner and a fair few others. But if you only want one or two, I'd go with Wards.
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    I've got one of the hand-held versions, which...

    I've got one of the hand-held versions, which came with a mere 4 pins - and arrived with the pins retained as the picture on the Cooksons site shows.
    Obviously it's got more pins now; I filed...
  24. Thread: New bench

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    We had drawers for A0 for engineering drawings...

    We had drawers for A0 for engineering drawings (CAD is so much easier to fit), but I've seen smaller ones - just can't remember how much smaller. We stuck the A1 & A2 drawings in A0 drawers, that...
  25. Thread: New bench

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    They look almost like plan drawers, although they...

    They look almost like plan drawers, although they may be a bit small for that. Nice either way.
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