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    Yes from the mould of the master, but the copies...

    Yes from the mould of the master, but the copies will all be the same size this shrinks again because your making a wax copy for the second time. most of the shrinkage is in the wax injection.
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    the fisrt one is cast and polished then a mould...

    the fisrt one is cast and polished then a mould is made from this its called a master and copys can be made from that by injecting wax into it but they will be smaller than the master as you have 2...
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    lovely work

    lovely work
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    You need to run the pins to round them off. It...

    You need to run the pins to round them off. It will make it matt cause the edges are sharp. fill it up empty or with some big ball shot in it if you have some then run for a few hours. I don't bother...
  5. Ah cool that's a nice idea, Silver is easier you...

    Ah cool that's a nice idea, Silver is easier you can melt it with a plumbers torch. You will need to make the claws a bit heavier in silver as its quite soft as a material. You may need to drill a...
  6. I would possibly make it from wire etc depending...

    I would possibly make it from wire etc depending on your design. Casting can be a pain if you haven't done it before. Platinum especially so, you will need a lot of metal to use delft cast method...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ9rTLQXmZ0&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ9rTLQXmZ0&ab_channel=Beaducation

    this is a cool tool for making them
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    How hot is the water in the machine ? It needs...

    How hot is the water in the machine ? It needs to be room temp apparently from memory those machines are set at 40 deg C. but that could of changed this could possibly have an effect
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    That's good then you have researched it...

    That's good then you have researched it independently of the interweb. I'm glad I could help.
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    If your having thousands made, you can afford to...

    If your having thousands made, you can afford to pay for samples then you can decide if they are upto your standards. How do you know they are fair ? Because the interweb says so ? I personally...
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    Usually its based on volume you will have to pay...

    Usually its based on volume you will have to pay for masters and moulds too then you get tax and duty as said above.
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    sand casting does not really give the detail...

    sand casting does not really give the detail required for jewellery casting. There is a system called delph casting that is gravity casting but its limited
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    As China said above you need to heat the flask in...

    As China said above you need to heat the flask in a burnout cycle so maybe 200 deg c then upto 720 deg c then drop to casting temp maybe 550 deg c then while its hot use vacuum or centrifugal force...
  14. Microscope for me too. I think its one of my...

    Microscope for me too. I think its one of my favorite things , Its probs the best thing I have purchased to improve my setting
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    I have a NSK micromotor and I love it but..... I...

    I have a NSK micromotor and I love it but..... I would buy a Foredom or equivalent pendant motor again before another micromotor they are more useful the micromotor is awesome for stone setting and...
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    I imagine it would be in french ! I know its...

    I imagine it would be in french !
    I know its not a book but the stone setting courses offered here are great https://www.jewellerytrainingsolutions.com.au/
  17. Thread: bench press

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    That's a great press ,looks smart too

    That's a great press ,looks smart too
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    That's crazy.

    That's crazy.
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    sparkly poop who would of thought it was a thing,...

    sparkly poop who would of thought it was a thing, referring to Wish obviously :D
  20. Because its not all 999 and your selling it on...

    Because its not all 999 and your selling it on the fact it is hallmarked 999. So if the catch is 925 it will not reach assay so it will be stamped with the next carat down. They wont hallmark a chain...
  21. I'm guessing if its on the same piece and...

    I'm guessing if its on the same piece and integral to that piece it will be marked to the lowest carat so sterling as it poss doesn't meet 999 assay probs. if it was a 999 pendant that can be...
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    How I made a magnetic pin polisher

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnZIdmUt-Y&feature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnZIdmUt-Y&feature=youtu.be

    Video overview of my DIY magnetic polisher as requested.
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    Yes of course will sort something tomorrow

    Yes of course will sort something tomorrow
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    Yeah they usually go in the stream. I took a bit...

    Yeah they usually go in the stream. I took a bit of video liberty and had to keep putting it into the dead spot It was difficult to film when it got into the pins as it fly round very quickly....
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    Slow motion magnetic pin polisher

    I made a slow motion video of the magnetic pin polisher I made . Its shot at 960 FPS. I thought it was interesting how the pins spin you can really see how it works. The skull ends up going round in...
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