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  1. People can't be told.

    People can't be told.
  2. I found the chamber of commerce existed to...

    I found the chamber of commerce existed to perpetuate itself and pay wages to its staff. Never got a single benefit from my year's expensive membership.
    If you've not run even a small business what...
  3. As I said to your post in another thread, if you...

    As I said to your post in another thread, if you are having to ask forums for answers to such basic questions, you should question the whole business. You simply aren't ready
  4. If you can't answer those questions yourself I'd...

    If you can't answer those questions yourself I'd say your ambitions are way ahead of your ability.
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    I messed around for well over an hour. Then...

    I messed around for well over an hour. Then concluded that any repair would not last. considering the replacement is around 12 if I get 10 more years that's not bad, and by then I'll be too decrepit...
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    Perhaps you could so some research yourself re...

    Perhaps you could so some research yourself re price etc..ebay, relevant websites, gemporia..
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    I'm awaiting the arrival of a new saw frame as my...

    I'm awaiting the arrival of a new saw frame as my 40+ year old one died on Sunday - handle fell off and not repairable.
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    2020 has been an interesting time. But aren't...

    2020 has been an interesting time. But aren't some of us at least fortunate to be able to work as normal since we already work from our home workshop? With more of the same sure to come we're already...
  9. Thread: Ear wires

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    That's interesting, because mine are diameter...

    That's interesting, because mine are diameter sensitive and mine are also around 40 years old - gun method. I had some findings which were very elegant, the hook flowed into a sort of lily flower...
  10. Thread: Ear wires

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    I could make some very rude and sexist jokes,...

    I could make some very rude and sexist jokes, Dennis....
  11. Thread: Ear wires

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    Many wearers who think they can't wear silver...

    Many wearers who think they can't wear silver earrings have actually had a reaction to the tiny bits of plating flaking off through wear and irritating the piercing.[/QUOTE]
    Or they have American...
  12. Thread: Ear wires

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    Why? they're such an old and bead-y very amateur...

    Why? they're such an old and bead-y very amateur design.
    And cheap!
    In the scheme of things if you must use these hooks just buy them. It's not worth hours of your life to make them.

    If you are...
  13. Ouchie. Been there etc. Sympathy

    Ouchie. Been there etc. Sympathy
  14. It depends on your market. Whether customers want...

    It depends on your market. Whether customers want precious metal or base metal. Vermeil can be assayed and marked (as silver, but still..it's a hallmark)
    1 you can find vermeil with a decent layer...
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    [QUOTE=Ruedeleglise;110137]Following on from the...

    [QUOTE=Ruedeleglise;110137]Following on from the foredom sr discussion I have looked on eBay and they appear to sell what I assume, probably quite erroneously is a full kit of motor shaft and hand...
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    I'm going to recommend the book on 'polishing and...

    I'm going to recommend the book on 'polishing and finishing' by master polisher Stephen Goldsmith. It covers all the polishing issues, including safety. ...
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    Do you mean beads or pearls since you mention...

    Do you mean beads or pearls since you mention knotting?
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    It might be worth simply poking around on eBay...

    It might be worth simply poking around on eBay and the internet generally for an hour before you do complicated stuff - unless you want to do complicated stuff. There are plenty of charm sized silver...
  19. You are legally required (at the moment anyway,...

    You are legally required (at the moment anyway, who can say what the law on anything will be on Jan 1?) to give your snail address for service of any writ.
    also you are legally required to display...
  20. Thread: Gold!

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    Get the money first!

    Get the money first!
  21. Find a local person who already has a sponsor...

    Find a local person who already has a sponsor mark and get them to get your piece assayed.
  22. Pandora has a big factory just around the corner...

    Pandora has a big factory just around the corner from one of my pearl suppliers just outside Bangkok on a huge mostly jewellery industrial estate. Thai jewellery is often beautifully designed and made
  23. A couple of reminders - firstly that you will...

    A couple of reminders - firstly that you will have to pay Vat and duty on import and secondly that, at least for now, the items must comply with the EU metal content rules.
    In normal times the best...
  24. It's the law.

    It's the law.
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    You could tell them the oysters are happy-...

    You could tell them the oysters are happy- implanting the nucleus in their sex organ makes them more not less reproductively active.
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