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  1. Very interesting. Thank you for posting. English...

    Very interesting. Thank you for posting. English voice over would be even better. Dennis.
  2. Thread: Egg shape

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    That said, you will always need to make the...

    That said, you will always need to make the hollow shell in two parts, and for most methods it will be easier to make two identical vertical halves, and the join them.
    For instance you could lay the...
  3. Thread: Egg shape

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    Our member James Miller has made lots of eggs. He...

    Our member James Miller has made lots of eggs. He might not see you here, but if you find him on twitter he will help you. ...
  4. Thread: Sizing cuff

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    Quote [He send to think I should know if the...

    Quote [He send to think I should know if the difference between the width of her hand and wrist was normal. What is normal when it comes to a woman’s shape!]

    It might be grounds for divorce in the...
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    No hope of a reply. That was 3 years ago.

    No hope of a reply. That was 3 years ago.
  6. Air Hole regulates the amount of oxygen from the...

    Air Hole regulates the amount of oxygen from the air and concentration of heat at the point of the flame. Reducing this reduces the risk of firescale but of course also makes the flame cooler, so the...
  7. It's impossible to clean up a complex surface...

    It's impossible to clean up a complex surface without removing some of the detail, so as Bob has said, it is best to anticipate and avoid remedial work.
    Radial disks will help with mild firescale if...
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    Instant result.

    Instant result.
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    What you get free on line is some sample lessons,...

    What you get free on line is some sample lessons, but not the complete course. If you like what you have see, then it is worth subscribing. Dennis
  10. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Thank you Joe, and best wishes to you and all our...

    Thank you Joe, and best wishes to you and all our members. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    Marvellous way to make industrial quantities of...

    Marvellous way to make industrial quantities of wire. Thank you patni for continuing to send us videos. Hope you are ll avoiding Covid. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    I got the Maxflame butane torch from Cookson...

    I got the Maxflame butane torch from Cookson during the last lockdown, partly out of curiosity, and partly because Tesco were able to deliver lighter gas re-fills with our groceries.
    I must say, I...
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    Also this inexpensive one from Cookson, which...

    Also this inexpensive one from Cookson, which could easily be downsized: https://www.cooksongold.com/category_select.jsp?channel=uk&query=sterling+signet+rings
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    No, people are frequently in search of formulas,...

    No, people are frequently in search of formulas, or recipes, but the way forward is to make a group of 3 or 5 links in copper, and see what you get.
    Dennis.
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    Yes because they have a thicker centre, bending...

    Yes because they have a thicker centre, bending up from flat with a ring bender will leave them not quite round. You can try to follow up with a mallet to improve things a little, but not much.
    The...
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    Many of us avoid medium, as it runs reluctantly. ...

    Many of us avoid medium, as it runs reluctantly.
    Hard is OK but needs more heat.
    Easy is good, but has a slight yellow cast.
    Rocks are OK, and hard places no better. Dennis.
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    Yes good to watch Patni, but as Nick says, there...

    Yes good to watch Patni, but as Nick says, there is some nervousness about lead in the workshop.
    Personally, I would press that out in my hydraulic press and a small piece of neoprene rubber.

    Oh...
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    Hi Nick, You could try re-melting it, using...

    Hi Nick,

    You could try re-melting it, using plenty of borax.
    You could file off the more obvious pits and spread molten solder over the end with a soldering pick.
    Or you could file the end...
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    No, always worked in a domestic setting, so...

    No, always worked in a domestic setting, so haven't done any casting since my student days. However it would take the pain out of getting the metal hot enough to pour. I would look up the user guide...
  20. Hi Tia, I once bought a battery powered gold...

    Hi Tia,
    I once bought a battery powered gold plating pen, being the cheapest option, and found the results too subtle for my tastes.
    You might like to try this for yourself:...
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    Yes, one of the reasons, beginners who have...

    Yes, one of the reasons, beginners who have invested in Dremels, don't get on too well.
    From memory, substituting a sewing machine foot control, was mentioned here some years ago, but lost in the...
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    Your assay office will provide a suitable small...

    Your assay office will provide a suitable small stamp, at reasonable cost. To avoid stamping wires, you could also investigate ready made sterling tags....
  23. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    I sympathise Sheena, having had matching problems...

    I sympathise Sheena, having had matching problems myself. You will probably have to make do with brass wire. It might match better if you pull it through folded sandpaper first for a matte effect.
    ...
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    Also, maybe there is little demand for an array...

    Also, maybe there is little demand for an array of 9ct solders.
    Both red and yellow 9ct become more similar in colour when heated for soldering, so it makes little difference which colour solder you...
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    Yes, if you protect your stones in water, or a...

    Yes, if you protect your stones in water, or a paste, this will absorb a great deal of heat. With a good joint, a slight mismatch in colour will not show, so you could try , extra easy 9ct solder.
    ...
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