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    Thanks. Looking with a magnifying glass the sides...

    Thanks. Looking with a magnifying glass the sides of the cab start to curve in at about 1.5mm so I will have just about 1mm to “fold” over. Wish me luck! If you see bolts of lightening from the Essex...
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    I read that a cab either a high domed one or a...

    I read that a cab either a high domed one or a flatish one only needed 1/3 of its height. Seems very little and having made the ring, the cup, soldered it all together, polished it. I don’t want to...
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    This is a home made as it were cup using 0.3mm x...

    This is a home made as it were cup using 0.3mm x 3 mm fine silver strip. I have reduced the height down to 2.5mm already!
    David


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    Bezel strip height

    I am about to set a 3.5mm high oval turquoise cab into a bezel cup. It seems that the recommended height of the walls of the cup should be about a third of the height, 1.16 mm…….In your experience is...
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    Yes, same here. I must say I find Andrew Berry,...

    Yes, same here. I must say I find Andrew Berry, Estona and one other very useful as well. Plus of course our resident Gurus here!


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    Hmmm bit dubious me thinks….wrong forum? ...

    Hmmm bit dubious me thinks….wrong forum?


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    So now we have two distinct camps. Those that are...

    So now we have two distinct camps. Those that are very recognisant of the risks and potential problems and those that almost discount the lot…..If nothing else, bringing the subject up has possibly...
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    Interesting replies…..I always have the intention...

    Interesting replies…..I always have the intention to put on a dust mask when doing anything that creates visible dust, but impatience usually wins……after all it is only for a few minutes……Or is it? I...
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    Filters, masks…..

    How many of us use extractors, masks and filters when soldering polishing, filing etc?
    Does it depend upon the amount of these tasks we perform, the environment , whether in a larger well...
  10. Ah but how big a cylinder? Sent from my iPad...

    Ah but how big a cylinder?


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  11. Thanks Nick. As to the bottles…..I have seen...

    Thanks Nick.
    As to the bottles…..I have seen kits with very small bottles, only about 30cms high or so. Are these in your opinion useless in terms of endurance or ok for small quantity /though put?...
  12. Thanks China….now I believe you can use different...

    Thanks China….now I believe you can use different gases? Is this true and if so what would you recommend? One other point comes to mind….my workshop is in my house….safety etc. Any comments there?...
  13. Sievert professional with 3 “burners” or Smiths little torch?

    I have used the Sievert with propane since the beginning of my “journey” but I can’t fail to notice that the Smiths little torch with Oxygen / gas is used by many people. As ever advice and opinions...
  14. Great idea. Thanks Dennis. Sent from my iPad...

    Great idea. Thanks Dennis.


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  15. Never too late….another idea and source! Thanks...

    Never too late….another idea and source!
    Thanks
    David


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  16. I am now looking for a reliable non acid gold...

    I am now looking for a reliable non acid gold verifying kit as I don’t fancy walking about with nitric acid in my pocket!……any advice?


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  17. Too late ! Done it! But the recipient will pay!...

    Too late ! Done it! But the recipient will pay! (If she wants it!) I must do some “junk shop” searching purchase to find some more……or pay the price!


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  18. Yes Dennis…..at the risk of being excommunicated...

    Yes Dennis…..at the risk of being excommunicated by my wife I used 4 links of her totally worn out chain to make 2 decent sized balls. Has worked well……..!


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    Crafty!


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  20. Necessity is the mother of invention! This...

    Necessity is the mother of invention! This morning 9ct gold was £17.31 a gm! Yes I will ask if she has any bits of her own I can use. I like the idea of the bead. Drilled through the ring then...
  21. Ooops two photos! You see there are to be 2 balls...

    Ooops two photos! You see there are to be 2 balls both at about 3 gm which at the current price of gold would be a bit eye watering!


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  22. Hmm yes! I think this ring is planned to be worn...

    Hmm yes! I think this ring is planned to be worn most of the time! I have made one using copper and I think it looks...
  23. Thinking of the wear aspect. Gold plating seems...

    Thinking of the wear aspect. Gold plating seems to wear off rather quickly and as an orb on a ring would get a lot of friction against clothes etc.


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  24. Soldering gold filled to sterling silver

    Is it possible , practical, to solder a gold filled small orb to a larger piece of silver…..or will the gold melt off the orb and spoil the whole thing? I have been asked to solder a 9 ct gold orb of...
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    Yes, yes and YES. Turn off right back to the...

    Yes, yes and YES. Turn off right back to the bottle(s).


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