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    I ended up on a farm in Pembrokeshire, Caroline....

    I ended up on a farm in Pembrokeshire, Caroline. It was a formative experience and I have since thought of Wales as my spiritual home. Dennis
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    Yes that's a good way to put it Sheena. I was...

    Yes that's a good way to put it Sheena.
    I was going to edit the difference in size to half that, but got called away.
    The problem is that electrolytic action and corrosion takes place at the...
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    Well the Empire is getting a right bashing now,...

    Well the Empire is getting a right bashing now, so infamous might be more like it, Bob.
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    Yes George I contacted them, but I felt they were...

    Yes George I contacted them, but I felt they were being a bit defensive, possibly incase I tried to claim it back. However I felt it had a good home in their archives. The mystery is how it passed...
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    No the inner ring can be sterling and quite thin,...

    No the inner ring can be sterling and quite thin, but a little wider, say 5-6mm.
    Then make the copper band narrower to fit over that.
    Next use something round, like the head of a doming punch to...
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    Stranger than Fiction.

    It's Saturday afternoon, and very quiet on here, so pull up a chair and I'll tell you a story:

    We were still on a late summer holiday in Hastings in 1939, when Mr Chamberlain intoned on the...
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    West Bengal, and home to my favourite tea,...

    West Bengal, and home to my favourite tea, Darjeeling. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    Well, tell us where you live. Then we will have a...

    Well, tell us where you live. Then we will have a new window on the world. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    What to do Sheena, is to cut inside the prong...

    What to do Sheena, is to cut inside the prong with a thickish saw blade (say2/0) to weaken it, just where you want it to bend.
    It doesn't need much: a groove you can just see. Then the upright part...
  10. Interesting, but sooner or later you will...

    Interesting, but sooner or later you will begrudge that space. Personally I would drill a separate piece of wood , which can be stored away when not needed. Dennis.
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    Hi, this connector is not a finding I've seen...

    Hi, this connector is not a finding I've seen listed. If I had to give it a name, I would call it a figure of eight (8). Welcome to the forum, Dennis.
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    Dear Patni, If you want to polish like a...

    Dear Patni, If you want to polish like a professional, Then get the book and study it.

    In the mean time, you can simplify the method you already use, as follows:

    Don't use boiling acid. The...
  13. We're not a school, Richard. We can't teach you...

    We're not a school, Richard. We can't teach you everything, only hold your hand when you stumble. Dennis.
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    Depend on how tight your budget is, Sheena. You...

    Depend on how tight your budget is, Sheena. You will find a use for it sometime, when you need a more rapid reduction. Dennis.
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    Welcome to the forum Kitty. Start a discussion...

    Welcome to the forum Kitty. Start a discussion right now. Dennis.
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    Hi Patni, Here's a little article on the...

    Hi Patni,
    Here's a little article on the subject, but quite honestly it's so cheap to buy ready made, that it's hardly worth the bother....
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    True, you can't have undercuts, but if the wings...

    True, you can't have undercuts, but if the wings are folded flat, and you set it in the sand upside down, there should not be many undercuts to block out.
    Keep the sprue, short and thick, and make...
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    Caroline has indicated that you need to start...

    Caroline has indicated that you need to start with it flat, but it is quite a daunting task for a beginner, because you need

    1, To find some tapered (snipe nosed) pliers that you can mark with a...
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    Maybe a little metal polish such as Silvo and a...

    Maybe a little metal polish such as Silvo and a soft toothbrush? Dennis.
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    That's the setting done and dusted then Deb. How...

    That's the setting done and dusted then Deb. How about hanging all those tiny charms on a chain for a bracelet? Dennis.
  21. The metal needs annealing at every pass when it...

    The metal needs annealing at every pass when it is thick. Once it gets to about 0.2mm it no longer resists as much.

    At no time should you close the mill so that it takes all your weight to turn...
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    Hi Gemma, You can make the wings separately, but...

    Hi Gemma,
    You can make the wings separately, but I see no reason why you cant cast the whole thing and save work. Why not have a go?. Dennis.
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    Hi Roz, The difference in hardness is really...

    Hi Roz,
    The difference in hardness is really just academic. Both will give many years of faithful use, provided they are not worn for vigorous work, or in contact with abrasives such as sand or...
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    The base metal can become exposed by normal wear...

    The base metal can become exposed by normal wear and tear, but low carat gold can also be affected by harsh chemicals.

    The best advice is to clean it up and then set it aside when doing household...
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    No. The proportion of tubing to stone diameter is...

    No. The proportion of tubing to stone diameter is quite enough. I often go a fraction smaller, if necessary drawing the tubing down.
    You will find that copper is soft and liable to enlarge when...
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