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    As I make one offs Sheena, I have found it...

    As I make one offs Sheena, I have found it simplest to carve things out of thick sheet using burrs. If four legs are involved, I have used two sheets and soldered them together, to get the...
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    Hammerite, direct to rust is good stuff. No...

    Hammerite, direct to rust is good stuff. No undercoat needed they say.

    Some years back when I went on a pressing course at the Cass in Whitechapel, the workshop had just been refurbished. The...
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    No, I dont think so Sheena. For stamping, you...

    No, I dont think so Sheena. For stamping, you learn the sort of tap that's right with your particular hammer. Similarly with an arbour press. With a hydraulic press you have very little feedback, and...
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    Dear Sheena, your unusual questions all centre...

    Dear Sheena, your unusual questions all centre around how to solder something in the neatest possible way.
    The only thing is to do the repeated and long winded experiments, maybe partly with copper...
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    There's quite a bit on Etsy, but perhaps that's...

    There's quite a bit on Etsy, but perhaps that's the one you find too dear.

    Many of us here avoid medium solder as not flowing well, so you might also consider the hard from metal clays:...
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    Sale of hydraulic presses.

    Proops Brothers are not often mentioned on the forum, but they sell a number of useful items at low prices. In the past I have recommended their selection of collet mandrels as a bargain buy.
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    Thank you Alastair. In a way I'm perverting the...

    Thank you Alastair. In a way I'm perverting the use of this jewellery forum, by showing acrylics, but that is what I mainly make these days. Dennis.
  8. Hi Natalie and welcome. It's quite common for...

    Hi Natalie and welcome. It's quite common for solders not being a good match, even more so if the casting gold is from a different source.

    To hide the solder used to attach a jump ring, be very...
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    Thank you Caroline and David. Caroline, the...

    Thank you Caroline and David.

    Caroline, the base layer is purple, and you will see best on my reverse picture how the feet are part of that

    Yes David, I was tempted to add a glass of the dark...
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    I dont think you'll botch it up Sandra if you...

    I dont think you'll botch it up Sandra if you practice first. Dennis.
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    Thank you George. No doubt I will cover the world...

    Thank you George. No doubt I will cover the world eventually.
    The colours are fitted together flat bit by bit, using my mini light box. With the bill you get the the illusion of it being raised....
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    Thank you Bob, Sheena and Caroline. There' so...

    Thank you Bob, Sheena and Caroline. There' so much doom and gloom about, I'm trying to choose cheerful subjects.

    I keep a stock of roll textured silver, Bob. It is a bit wasteful for this, but...
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    Meet Tommy Toucan.

    Here is my new friend Tommy. Iím trying to make my animals a bit more realistic now, except that toucans have black body feathers, and I have used dark blue and purple for this one to give him a bit...
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    That's that then. The decision's been made and...

    That's that then. The decision's been made and I'm sure you won't be sorry to hand back the dreaded Dremel. Please keep in touch and show us what you are making. Dennis.
  15. Thread: White gold

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    Hi Theresa. !8ct white is OK to work with, but...

    Hi Theresa.
    !8ct white is OK to work with, but to my eye rather dull looking. 9ct has a pretty, slightly yellow cast, but tends to collapse if overheated. So it's best to use medium solder with it. ...
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    You can solder one end, or rivet both, depending...

    You can solder one end, or rivet both, depending on circumstance and the material used.
    If the tubing is a bit thick you can thin the end by running a ball burr that just fits.
    You can also make...
  17. If you are only going to make domes occasionally,...

    If you are only going to make domes occasionally, then quite a basic set will do, but the very cheapest, often don't cut properly.

    The useful features of the more expensive sets are:
    1.The...
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    Right Nick. Your question raises several points:...

    Right Nick.
    Your question raises several points:
    First of all, brass is not really suitable for spoons, because too many substances cause it to corrode, and they will quickly have a toxic coating....
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    There is a nibbler, but as it only produces one...

    There is a nibbler, but as it only produces one piece of solder at a time, it's a bit useless.
    The first thing most of us do, is to reduce the thickness in a rolling mill, or with a planishing...
  20. Hi Nik, Someone will no doubt post something more...

    Hi Nik, Someone will no doubt post something more informative for you, but I suspect that the Association for Contemporary Jewellers will have some guidance on this. They also recommend an insurer...
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    Hi Helen, and welcome to the forum. The stones...

    Hi Helen, and welcome to the forum.

    The stones were set by raising grains with a scorper (graver) also giving rise to the star shape. Only four grains were used and the others cut off.

    Not a...
  22. Thread: Gold!

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    Its really a matter of price and colour. The...

    Its really a matter of price and colour. The lower carats tarnish more with time.
    To my eye 18 ct yellow is the most beautiful. Others like red/rose gold, but complain that the solder is not a good...
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    You didn't say what gold you are using David, but...

    You didn't say what gold you are using David, but the general advice is to treat it like silver and you'll marvel at how easy it is to work with. Dennis.
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    The problem is with trapped water, which will...

    The problem is with trapped water, which will turn into high pressure steam when heated.

    The first time of heating, any steam from the flux will be driven off before the solder flows. Now you can...
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    I've read since that some people have used a...

    I've read since that some people have used a piece of potato, but it tends to break off inside the cap. Maybe a carrot?
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