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    I needed a thin split mandrel once and took a...

    I needed a thin split mandrel once and took a piece of hanger wire and carefully sawed down the center to make my own mandrel. Maybe thats an option?
  2. You could aways try making your own (just one to...

    You could aways try making your own (just one to get the feel shouldn't take too much time). Then see if you like them and go from there.
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    If you search the forum there are lots of posts...

    If you search the forum there are lots of posts on this matter. Here are a few to get you started:

    http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4961&highlight=pitted
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  4. Ah thanks all. I bought it used and I don't think...

    Ah thanks all. I bought it used and I don't think its had any real TLC for quite some time. I pulled everything apart, cleaned in turpentine and will be putting it back together soon with plenty of...
  5. Hm, I'm not sure that it's tarnishing as all my...

    Hm, I'm not sure that it's tarnishing as all my silver is together and only a few sheets are exhibiting the stripes. I'll give them a soak in pickle and see if that makes a difference. Could be that...
  6. Grooves in brass rolling mill bearings - do I remove?

    Hi all, in the middle of taking my rolling mill apart to clean and hopefully fix it. I see that the brass bearings have grooves worn into them. Should I Polish them out? Keep them there? Does it...
  7. Striped banding pattern (possibly copper?) on sterling sheet?

    Hi all, I've just noticed what looks like copper banding on some sterling sheet I've received (not from Cooksons). It looks as if maybe the copper and silver did not mix properly and then once the...
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    I'll take a look if you PM me the link. I live in...

    I'll take a look if you PM me the link. I live in Canada, but we have a PO box in the US as we live so close to the border ;) With the state of the dollar right now I'll probably pass, but you never...
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    I like soldering & stone setting. Loathe...

    I like soldering & stone setting. Loathe finishing work (polishing/pre-polishing/sanding). I can go either way in regards to piercing depending on the day!
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    Interesting solution Dennis! I'll have to file...

    Interesting solution Dennis! I'll have to file that one away ..
  11. Thread: New necklace

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    Great as one of those studio "wow" pieces. Very...

    Great as one of those studio "wow" pieces. Very nice.
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    Congrats Lydia :)

    Congrats Lydia :)
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    Yes Pat! Thats what it reminds me of too.. ...

    Yes Pat! Thats what it reminds me of too..



    Thank you very much. That's something I frequently struggle with so that comment is appreciated!

    (replied once but it disappeared so hopefully...
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    Was working on this abstract form-based necklace...

    Was working on this abstract form-based necklace (was actually going to be a bracelet charm) when I realized how much it resembled a snowflake of sorts.

    2 3mm milky aquamarines and 2 3mm...
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    Glad to know as I've been meaning to renew a...

    Glad to know as I've been meaning to renew a subscription. I'd be quite peeved to have renewed only to get their replacement of Bead and Button, something I haven't a slightest interest in. Christmas...
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    definitely time to up your prices then! :)

    definitely time to up your prices then! :)
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    Peter you and I see eye to eye on the issue. I...

    Peter you and I see eye to eye on the issue. I had started to copy quotes to respond to a number of things only to see you already set out the same sentiment in your last two posts!

    Its a...
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    I've had a hammer hand piece on my long list of...

    I've had a hammer hand piece on my long list of "eventually"s, but I think its gotten a bump up to the front. Thanks for all your help!! How satisfying to have it (theoretically) figured out ..
  19. Thread: Hair Fork

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    Lovely! If she has thick hair I should think the...

    Lovely! If she has thick hair I should think the weight wouldn't be an issue? Thinner hair may present a problem though. Very nice :)
  20. Thread: Bar Setting

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    I have no advice to offer, but this is the...

    I have no advice to offer, but this is the setting in question for others who are curious.8454
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    Whoops can't seem to edit my last post, but I...

    Whoops can't seem to edit my last post, but I meant:

    "Do you think what I'm looking to do could be achieved by"using the same type of bit", not "using the same type of handpiece"?"
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    Aha! Searching the internet, I've come across the...

    Aha! Searching the internet, I've come across the term lazer/laser finish. I think this is what I'm ultimately looking for (and possibly what several of you have been referencing, I'm just too green...
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    Hey Sandra, I've interpreted it also as a jump...

    Hey Sandra, I've interpreted it also as a jump ring that connects two separate parts (instead of the jump ring being soldered to the bail/pendant directly) so if this isn't the case ignore my reply....
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    Ah yes, thanks for the tip. I tried making one...

    Ah yes, thanks for the tip. I tried making one out of an old drill bit, but in my hurry didn't do a proper job so haven't figured out if this is a valid avenue yet. How many digs/hits to the metal do...
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    Sparkle/sparkly texture using graver?

    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone familiar with gravers/chisels could give me some insight or suggestions. I'm trying to achieve a textured sparkly pattern on flat/curved metal. I know its possible,...
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