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    Fine silver .999

    Hello there,

    Can you set stones on fine silver .999, I was told that it's too soft.
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    Dennis, Thank you for bringing that up. I've...

    Dennis,

    Thank you for bringing that up. I've checked the data sheet for Ferris waxes and did not find any chemical or possible allergen. But when checking other waxes I found they were not waxes...
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    Wax carving allergy?

    I've made a few models in the past using wax with no problem. As of lately I've purchased some new waxes here in the US. As I started to use them I begun to notice a metallic taste and a clear...
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    Double Dragon Ring

    Silver ring


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    Wax carving Vs. CAD modeling

    Hi all,

    Just want to hear people's experiences with wax carving and also with CAD modeling. Your views and comments? Weaknesses and strengths of these different methods.

    Thanks
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    by marcos9999
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    Nice! Very clean and sharp design. There's more...

    Nice! Very clean and sharp design. There's more in there than meet the eye.
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    Thank you for your replies.

    Thank you for your replies.
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    For many years during the 80's I used to carve...

    For many years during the 80's I used to carve wax models of rings or pendants. At the same time I dabbled with 3D modeling using computer programs. I was never satisfied with the way these models...
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    Prong size question

    Hi there,

    I'm new to prong stone setting. I've created a model but I'm not sure how thick in diameter the prongs should be? The stones are to be 8mm in diameter or so.

    Thank you for your...
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    Thank you for your great input! Just bought...

    Thank you for your great input! Just bought borax and will try again.11909
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    Melted silver porosity

    I've melted some silver filings into a rod, which I then hammered and shaped into a ring. But to my surprise, after a high polish I've fond lot's of porosity deep within the metal. Filled away to no...
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    by marcos9999
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    Hi there...

    I enjoy jewelry making here in California and looking foreword sharing good info with other jewelers around the world. I've started jewelry making back in the early 80's and had a long period of...
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