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    I think that what is probably happening is that...

    I think that what is probably happening is that the tool tip is heating up and the plastic is sticking to it. This also can happen when machining aluminium, the chips that come off can become welded...
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    Great idea Matt which has produced a very nice...

    Great idea Matt which has produced a very nice spoon. I like the stone set in the handle.
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    The methods that require heavy duty equipment may...

    The methods that require heavy duty equipment may not be available to you but there are methods to shape sheet into hollow forms that are suitable for one offs or short runs. They are based on a...
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    Here is a further video of a spoon being forged...

    Here is a further video of a spoon being forged and stamped. He uses tin instead of lead that the old spoonies used to use. You should be able to see how this method could be used to shape a hollow...
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    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment....

    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment. There are some significant forces produced. The pushers are large and fit under the arm so that you can get your body weight behind the tool as the video...
  6. This one shows a more conventional use of the...

    This one shows a more conventional use of the ring bender and use of the hammer afterwards.

    https://youtu.be/8nW_UbP3a1g
  7. Here's a video of how Dexter signet rings does...

    Here's a video of how Dexter signet rings does it.

    https://youtu.be/6SG5pg9heu0
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    Hi Karen, Yes I am happy with the Eakins...

    Hi Karen,

    Yes I am happy with the Eakins Microscope although I don't have any experience with other scopes so can't do a comparison. It enables me to do more detailed work that I would not be able...
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    How do you pick up the item? Do you touch it at...

    How do you pick up the item? Do you touch it at all with your fingers and if so is it by the corners?

    Just trying to rule out possible problems.

    I've had some chips on the edge even when it has...
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    Its not clear from the photos what can be seen...

    Its not clear from the photos what can be seen under the chips. Is it bare metal or is it white enamel?
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    On Android you open the image with the photos app...

    On Android you open the image with the photos app and then click on the "lens" button. It comes up with this;
    https://www.lymited.com/buy/cartier-gold-topaz-and-diamond-necklace-1950s
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    Very nice indeed Bob.

    Very nice indeed Bob.
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    Very nice ring, I love your method of texture....

    Very nice ring, I love your method of texture. I've been looking at making something similar but have not taken the plunge yet.
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    I agree. I've raised a number of vessels with...

    I agree. I've raised a number of vessels with both hammer and spinning. I've never raised one with a spherical bottom. The methods I've used for estimating blank size has been stated by James. I've...
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    James Miller Instagram

    A few images of James popped up on Instagram today from 1982

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNKUhUhgg22/

    Very nice work.
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    With a piece like this perhaps you could design...

    With a piece like this perhaps you could design it so that the joint is positioned hidden under one of the claws.
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    The Patiala diamond necklace.

    This is not your everyday wear.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7Z3sknWE3

    The story that goes along with it is interesting. It was made by Cartier for an Indian Maharaja of Patiala and it went...
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    Probably got shares in the hearing aid...

    Probably got shares in the hearing aid manufacturing companies ;-)
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    They do provide some background noise ;-) I...

    They do provide some background noise ;-) I prefer setting by hand as well l, along with hammer and punch when the need arises.
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    There are other makes that are similar to the...

    There are other makes that are similar to the Dremel 290. The Dremel is currently 17.99 on Amazon. You can also add one of the AC power controllers and get much finer control, the dremel is a...
  21. Very nice Dennis, great idea, is it a Mandarin?...

    Very nice Dennis, great idea, is it a Mandarin? Does he have a name?
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    I came across these two videos this morning which...

    I came across these two videos this morning which seems to be a bit of a coincidence. While the applications is different the principles are the same and temperatures are similar to what is required...
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    I'll let you get on with it rather than bombard...

    I'll let you get on with it rather than bombard you with questions ;-) I'll leave that until later on in the process :-)
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    What will you use to support the heating...

    What will you use to support the heating elements?

    Looking good.
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    I'm always interested in self built equipment and...

    I'm always interested in self built equipment and tools. I've been thinking about kilns recently. The other area I'm interested in is tig welding. Not enough time in the day!
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