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    Mine is so old that it’s numbered 294 but that’ll...

    Mine is so old that it’s numbered 294 but that’ll be the one!
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    The largest burner on the sievert will probably...

    The largest burner on the sievert will probably do it, I’ve only ever used it for soldering cuffs and the first time the noise scared the bejesus out of me!
  3. Thread: Gemstone in rivet

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    I’d deleted that answer and replaced it with the...

    I’d deleted that answer and replaced it with the one published. You’re too quick!
  4. Thread: Gemstone in rivet

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    You’d have to solder it or by drilling the splay...

    You’d have to solder it or by drilling the splay on the top you’d be taking away the riveting part if you get me and then would it not just fall out the bottom? You’d need a big solid rivet to still...
  5. Thread: "Olivia"

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    Sorry Bob, what is ‘Olivia’?

    Sorry Bob, what is ‘Olivia’?
  6. Thread: DF, HB gold wire

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    I have no idea and apparently on a search on here...

    I have no idea and apparently on a search on here in 2014 we didn’t know either!
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    Have you tried any of the specific to enamelling...

    Have you tried any of the specific to enamelling forums? I’m not sure there are many experts in enamelling on here at the moment
  8. Thread: Family Bling.

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    You have been busy Dennis, I thought you must be...

    You have been busy Dennis, I thought you must be beavering away on something! How lucky to receive one of these but as you say you’ll be a bit rookie now.
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    I don’t know about either of these but as Bob...

    I don’t know about either of these but as Bob said Durston suddenly started producing equipment that looked like other reputable bits of kit, was way more expensive. There has been in my experience ...
  10. Thread: Saw blades

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    I feel as if I’m in back to the future or 2014!...

    I feel as if I’m in back to the future or 2014! Have to wonder how much off it is valid now given the changes in trading
  11. Thread: Blades

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    I did a search on Vallorbe and there are a lot of...

    I did a search on Vallorbe and there are a lot of good general tips too
  12. Thread: Blades

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    Hi David I usually use Vallorbe but haven’t...

    Hi David
    I usually use Vallorbe but haven’t needed to buy in a while. I seem to remember a while back there was some dissatisfaction with them but I can’t remember the detail and what other brand...
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    If they are removable without the use of pliers...

    If they are removable without the use of pliers then they are treated as separate pieces. I know a few people who only make necklaces made up of multiple component parts like this
  14. These things happen unfortunately and at least...

    These things happen unfortunately and at least you have squared it with LAO and you can be confident that nothing has gone wrong at their end. Report to the police as suggested and then report to RM....
  15. Thread: Safety Chain

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    I have decades of tubs or silver scrap I should...

    I have decades of tubs or silver scrap I should really send in! My jewellery is all gold of various carat I would think and a platinum wedding ring. I’ve never melted anything except by accident and...
  16. Thread: Flux

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    There is a way round that Jules. I heat up the...

    There is a way round that Jules. I heat up the piece until the borax has bubbled and gone sticky then I place the solder. It’s well tacked on then and doesn’t move
  17. Thread: Flux

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    I do have a borax cone but find auflux easier and...

    I do have a borax cone but find auflux easier and less messy to use. I should go back and see if it makes much difference as it’s all we were trained to use but times move on and I know some still...
  18. Thread: Safety Chain

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    I’ve just been looking at my antique jewellery...

    I’ve just been looking at my antique jewellery and wondering if I wouldn’t be better stripping down the metal for scrap and making something new. I never wear it and don’t have anyone to leave it to...
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    If not deaf I’d have tried to talk them out of it...

    If not deaf I’d have tried to talk them out of it unless of course it’s gold!
  20. Thread: Safety Chain

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    I’ve never used them but suppose it has to allow...

    I’ve never used them but suppose it has to allow the bracelet to still go over the hand and a necklace to go over the head as you have to be able to get both of them on and off. That’s my guess though
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    Aw I missed them, nothing like a bit of spam for...

    Aw I missed them, nothing like a bit of spam for breakfast!
    Is there a point? Is it always to eventually post a link or is just time wasting? Given the more contrived spam going about such as the...
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    Given the original was 73k I would have been...

    Given the original was 73k I would have been interested in the budget for a remake
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    As I feel that the criticism about the Cartier...

    As I feel that the criticism about the Cartier post was aimed at me then I would like to point out that the original post said the customer wanted one as per the photos. It said that the pendant was...
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    So what was the point of the Cartier post? It’s...

    So what was the point of the Cartier post? It’s so much easier to check on the many dodgy emails I get by clicking on the sender and seeing what their actual address is.There are an incredible amount...
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    Is that something only you can do?

    Is that something only you can do?
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