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    Very nice Dennis. That is a fox. I 'm on brooches...

    Very nice Dennis. That is a fox. I 'm on brooches myself at the mo. Do you find two pins give extra stability?
    Nick
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    I did say this but it was some time ago. Nick

    I did say this but it was some time ago.
    Nick
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    Before you temper you need to harden so if you...

    Before you temper you need to harden so if you skip this you remain with the steel you initially softened prior to shaping
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    Theres a great book Evaz .Its"Chasing and...

    Theres a great book Evaz .Its"Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern", by Nancy Megan Corwin.
    Re steel, Allen keys can be bought in job lots on ebay.You can practise shaping by...
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    Soham Harrison on Toutube has some v good stuff...

    Soham Harrison on Toutube has some v good stuff for free.
    Nick
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    S Since you have 10,000 [how do you know?:)]...

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    Since you have 10,000 [how do you know?:)] you can afford to put a handful in a tumbler. You'll know in an hour or so.
    Nick
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    Wow James, that really is very special.

    Wow James, that really is very special.
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    That is fit for a princess James. Nick

    That is fit for a princess James.
    Nick
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    Hey .Just wondering where you bought your pine...

    Hey .Just wondering where you bought your pine rosin?
    When I last looked prices for 100gms were astronomical .
    Nick
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    I've just looked atCookson's Eva, and think you...

    I've just looked atCookson's Eva, and think you have bought setters' pitch which ain't the one you need.I presume it will set hard in order to hold fast what is being worked on.I can't find the...
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    I gently heat it in a saucepan . I can't but if I...

    I gently heat it in a saucepan . I can't but if I could I'd do it outdoors on a camping stove.
    Where did you get your pitch? Are you planning to use plaster of Paris to stiffen it up?
    Nick
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    Poundland. Nick

    Poundland.
    Nick
  13. He was the copier not the designer

    He was the copier not the designer
  14. As far as I am aware the designer was a resident...

    As far as I am aware the designer was a resident of the Bronze Age and most unlikely to express an opinion.
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    It's a family heirloom not High St ****. You took...

    It's a family heirloom not High St ****. You took it to an "expert" and I would definitely consider it unacceptable.I worked in Consumer Protection many years ago and you did not get what you paid...
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    I wanted to ditto Theresa's comment. And thanks...

    I wanted to ditto Theresa's comment.
    And thanks again Goldsmith.Very useful.
    Dennis- hmmm... I know what you mean.
    I must make more of an effort . I'm always looking for solutions to problematic,...
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    Ditto Theresa. Nick

    Ditto Theresa.
    Nick
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    Is He on the forum? Nick

    Is He on the forum?
    Nick
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    There seems to be a very long wait for such a...

    There seems to be a very long wait for such a short list.
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    o-m-g !!!!

    o-m-g !!!!
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    What you do is go to a charity shop and buy...

    What you do is go to a charity shop and buy yourself a cast iron frying pan or skillet- mine are about 3/4 " - 19mm ? That's plenty to be getting on with. I was going to suggest the Liverpool Grease...
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    Lucky you pal! I'm still slaving over a claw set...

    Lucky you pal!
    I'm still slaving over a claw set moonstone for my sister.
    Ho ho hum..
    Merry Christmas everyone and as always thanks for your invaluable help.
    Nick
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    Very nice Theresa. I like the base too, it's a...

    Very nice Theresa. I like the base too, it's a nice feature.
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    Very useful and nifty tool .Not expensive on ebay...

    Very useful and nifty tool .Not expensive on ebay either.
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    I haven't actually tried a file though that's a...

    I haven't actually tried a file though that's a good idea. My boxes are also roundish.It's just looking at the finished item, the join is uneven.
    Tidying up. Yep.I need to work on that.
    Thanks
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