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    Thank you Sandra, I'm pleased you like it. 🙂

    Thank you Sandra, I'm pleased you like it. 🙂
  2. He is on Instagram and YouTube and has useful...

    He is on Instagram and YouTube and has useful tips.

    https://instagram.com/goldpolisher
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGoldpolisher
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    Many in the jewellery trade use Rhino, this is...

    Many in the jewellery trade use Rhino, this is not cheap, there is a free trial version. A free 3d package is Blender with the jewellery addon. Josef uses Rhino. There probably are lots of others out...
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    If you make the wings thicker and either set them...

    If you make the wings thicker and either set them in to the body where they attach or fit them to the body so that the top of the wings is almost flush. Then you can make the mould join in the centre...
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    You will need make a pattern for casting. Here...

    You will need make a pattern for casting.

    Here is a video that demonstrates casting a bee:

    https://youtu.be/O8SkURuokXY
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    No pics attached edit: ive just seen it added...

    No pics attached

    edit: ive just seen it added to the original post ;-)
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    These are just comments Jules I'm not a...

    These are just comments Jules I'm not a proficient setter by any means. You don't state what you are not happy about, what do you want to improve?



    This would leave a 0.1mm seat this seems to...
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    The basket weave is my choice Dennis. As you say...

    The basket weave is my choice Dennis. As you say perspex is not the easiest material for hand tools. I worked as a modelmaker for a while and the place where I worked had 2 pantographs one was 3d. I...
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    There are a few problems that occur regularly...

    There are a few problems that occur regularly with the delft clay/sand casting which I and a number of others have come across. One of them is the sand is cold or rather room temperature so that when...
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    The auction hasn't finished yet so you don't know...

    The auction hasn't finished yet so you don't know what the final price is.

    In addition to this microscope head you will need a stand and a bracket to attach the head to the stand. You will have...
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    Me to, although it's around 14 years and never had a problem. I thought that maybe if it had been running for a long time melting the metal it may have cooled the cylinder. A long shot, missing the...
  12. Is the gas cylinder cold? The gas is in a liquid...

    Is the gas cylinder cold? The gas is in a liquid form in the cylinder, when liquid turns into a gas it requires warmth it gets this from it's surroundings. Latent heat of evaporation or vaporisation....
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    The optivisor will still be useful to you even if...

    The optivisor will still be useful to you even if you have a microscope. For simple settings you may get away with the optivisor but for the smaller stones you will need a greater magnification than...
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    I think you've miss understood me Dennis. What I...

    I think you've miss understood me Dennis. What I was implying was that many jewellers have used more simple methods of enhancing eyesight than the microscope. To set well you have to use some...
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    How a microscope is marketed does not matter. The...

    How a microscope is marketed does not matter. The features of the microscope and what you want it to do with it do matter. Jewellers have managed very well for a long time without them and done a...
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    Pickling small parts can be a pain. What you can...

    Pickling small parts can be a pain. What you can do is get a plastic tea strainer, you should be able to warm the handle up with a heat gun and bend it so that it can fit over the edge of a crock...
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    There are many recipes for oil bonded sand...

    There are many recipes for oil bonded sand casting. They are a mixture of sand, clay and oil in some form. I've not tried these so cannot give a recommendation.
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    Could it be the difference between a brand item...

    Could it be the difference between a brand item and copy? There are quite a lot of dentists and jewellery tools that originate in China and are great for the hobyist but may not stand the test of...
  19. Hi Richard and welcome. That is a packed space...

    Hi Richard and welcome. That is a packed space with plenty of good stuff:Y:
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    For anyone interested it sold for 40,000kr around...

    For anyone interested it sold for 40,000kr around £3422.96
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    I definitely do like it Denis :-) it reminds me...

    I definitely do like it Denis :-) it reminds me of sugar icing mmmmm!

    I know you are happy with how the stones are set and they look good but I've been thinking, that doesn't sound good does it...
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    I haven't worked with platinum but I'm also...

    I haven't worked with platinum but I'm also interested.
    I haven't been able to locate the book but there are a few articles by the same author:
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    Bob is correct but there may be a way to work...

    Bob is correct but there may be a way to work around the problem of the shell strength. Thicken the shell with a meterial that will harden so that you have the cross sectional thickness you require,...
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    You might find this thread useful: ...

    You might find this thread useful:

    https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7364
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    Good intentions or good indentations 🙂 If you...

    Good intentions or good indentations 🙂

    If you had corresponding indentations in the marble then it would be much more secure. You could put pins on the inside of the band and drill small holes in...
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