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    I don't use KC any more, as I found the blades...

    I don't use KC any more, as I found the blades just didn't fix correctly in the frame, despite the knobs being changed in the Q. I've gone back to my eclipse saw frame. Sorry I can't be more...
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    Glad the proportion of tubing to stone is fine. ...

    Glad the proportion of tubing to stone is fine.

    The gap is tiny and seen through my loupe. However, I'm trying to set the stone so it sits just proud of the tube, with enough wall to push over....
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    Hi Dennis, Many thanks for the tips and its...

    Hi Dennis,

    Many thanks for the tips and its fine that you are going through them all, as I sometimes misunderstand things.

    I'm filing the tube on the mitre jig to ensure its flat, before I...
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    I'm not very good at explaining what I mean, but...

    I'm not very good at explaining what I mean, but I'm trying to improve using the stone setting burr, but thought you had to use a stone setting burr, in order to set faceted stones, rather than just...
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    Tube setting woes

    I'm trying to set some 4mm round faceted stones. My sterling tube is OD of 5mm, ID 3.8mm, with a .6mm wall. I've got a 4mm frazier burr, plus a 4mm ball burr.

    I use the ball burr, until I can...
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    Just to clarify Dennis, I wasn't suggesting...

    Just to clarify Dennis, I wasn't suggesting anyone on here wouldn't know what the stone was, just that its difficult to tell from a photo. xx
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    As Bob has said Richard, its impossible to tell...

    As Bob has said Richard, its impossible to tell from a photo, especially as monitors show colours differently.

    I'd suggest you take it to a jeweller, or gemologist for identification. As you...
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    I love those Dennis and my favourite is the first...

    I love those Dennis and my favourite is the first one too, as I love the shape of it.

    My hair has now got to the Dougal from the Magic Roundabout stage, so its pinned up every day now, as my...
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    I totally agree Caroline. To my mind it is a...

    I totally agree Caroline. To my mind it is a total cop out to design something and get someone else to make it without knowing the skills, time and effort involved in the making, but its a very...
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    This is my point Joseph; I think you do need the...

    This is my point Joseph; I think you do need the skills of making, before you can design and have it cast.
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    How can you design a piece of jewellery to be...

    How can you design a piece of jewellery to be model printed and cast if you have never made it before yourself? How would a novice go about this, or would one need to know more about the process of...
  12. Thread: Oxidising chain

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    I don't wax either Sheena.

    I don't wax either Sheena.
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    I've used Sea Clean 2 in my ultrasonic in the...

    I've used Sea Clean 2 in my ultrasonic in the past and didn't find it very good personally. Others may disagree. I use both of the ones linked and find them very effective. ...
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    Hi Lynda, I use town talk silver sparkle on a...

    Hi Lynda, I use town talk silver sparkle on a regular basis and can recommend it, plus when we had our shop, we regularly sold it to customers who said their old jewellery came up like new.

    I...
  15. Thread: Website reviews

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    Thanks for your response Dennis. I've never...

    Thanks for your response Dennis. I've never given a review for anything I've bought, as I just don't have the time, but do look at them to see how many positive or negative ones there are. I do...
  16. Thread: Website reviews

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    Website reviews

    I'm in the middle of setting up my website and am unsure whether to add testimonials or a link to a review site.

    Are reviews/testimonials worth having, do they generate trust in your business...
  17. Thread: Anniversary

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    Its been going since 2009 Bob. I joined sometime...

    Its been going since 2009 Bob. I joined sometime in the beginning, in July but not sure exactly when it started though....
  18. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Hello my lovely and so great to see you back on...

    Hello my lovely and so great to see you back on here. [] You've been very much missed, but not forgotten about. xx
  19. Thread: Mens necklace

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    Its a funny thing with mens necklaces and to a...

    Its a funny thing with mens necklaces and to a certain extent bracelets Caroline. When we first did shows we made a range of 'mens' chunky bracelets, after being asked for big chunky bracelets by...
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    The other option would be to send him a link to...

    The other option would be to send him a link to the Curteis website, without the prices, so he can choose some types of chain he likes. That way he has a few choices, plus you can also discuss them...
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    I'd suggest Curteis? https://www.curteis.com/ ...

    I'd suggest Curteis? https://www.curteis.com/ You have to register to see their prices, as they are wholesale, but they are based in Shropshire, very helpful and good on price too. I'd also...
  22. Thread: Clowning Around.

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    That's lovely Dennis and it made me laugh out...

    That's lovely Dennis and it made me laugh out loud. Love the nose too and yes, what a lucky chap you are having a mini lathe.
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    Well done Sheena! That looks lovely. I lost...

    Well done Sheena! That looks lovely.

    I lost my marbles a long time ago...;)
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    Its absolutely stunning Alistair; more so because...

    Its absolutely stunning Alistair; more so because you had a few challenges to make it.
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    We regularly stamp using impressart stamps onto...

    We regularly stamp using impressart stamps onto sterling silver and have found an arbor press the best way for us. When we first started the impression was a bit hit and miss, but using the press...
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