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    Rhino is one of the least expensive commercial...

    Rhino is one of the least expensive commercial packages out there. It can do everything that Matrix/MatrixGold et al can do, although it'll take more time.
    For modelling/sculpting, there's ZBrush...
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    If you're setting or engraving professionally...

    If you're setting or engraving professionally they're more or less an essential piece of kit now. But yes, they magnify the mistakes too... Mine is an elderly Nikon that I picked up for a song; it...
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    Mostly I use 2/0 & 4/0. Even on 5mm steel. The...

    Mostly I use 2/0 & 4/0. Even on 5mm steel. The 3 teeth rule is a minimum.
    Tension I usually go for something approaching an E string on a violin (but it depends on the thickness of the blade -...
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    Iridium has a melting point of 2466C. Pt90Ir10...

    Iridium has a melting point of 2466C. Pt90Ir10 has a MP of 1800C.
    Yes, you can weld platinum rather than solder it; it's a different technique and takes some practice to get right.
    Johnson Matthey...
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    Postage to the UK included, I presume?

    Postage to the UK included, I presume?
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    They're one I use extensively (although usually...

    They're one I use extensively (although usually for bigger things than jewellery).
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    The issue of printing and subsequent casting can...

    The issue of printing and subsequent casting can be fraught - I recently had an extremely large piece cast in sterling (once I could find a caster willing to take it on); given the size of the piece...
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    It's almost as if engraving wasn't done at all...

    It's almost as if engraving wasn't done at all before the invention of the Crocker sharpener. Or perhaps that's a crocker something else... Wayne Parrot taught me the basics of getting a good edge...
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    My main reason for using HSS rather than carbon...

    My main reason for using HSS rather than carbon is laziness - they stay sharp & bright longer. I've also got some annealed flat scorpers I use near very soft stones, but they need constant...
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    Narrow HSS flat with a bright polished radius...

    Narrow HSS flat with a bright polished radius heel on it most of the time.
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    Couldn't locate one on Cookson's site, but - ...

    Couldn't locate one on Cookson's site, but -

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOOD-RING-HOLDER-HAND-CLAMP-WOODEN-GRINDING-HANDLE-JEWELLERY-MAKING-HAND-TOOL-/262119906655
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    It is, but there's a fair chance that finishing...

    It is, but there's a fair chance that finishing the casting will leave them muted. I'd be inclined to leave it until after casting, personally.
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    Right. So you want someone to buy the materials,...

    Right. So you want someone to buy the materials, spend time on crafting a custom ring and you don't even want to spend 50? Do you actually think that's reasonable - and if so, why?

    You know...
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    Except you're posting from a Barcelona IP address...

    Except you're posting from a Barcelona IP address and that's (well, was) a site of properties for sale in Italy. So, you're a spammer.
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    The price you are charging is for the entire...

    The price you are charging is for the entire piece. What you paid for the chain is between you & your supplier and if you buy 1000 of them, you'll be looking at a very different price to 1 or 2....
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    Have you annealed the wire before soldering? ...

    Have you annealed the wire before soldering?
    I'd also go with binding wire and/or clips.
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    Lampblack is around as artists pigments and makes...

    Lampblack is around as artists pigments and makes a suitable alternative in matsu yani - it's nothing more than finely divided carbon.
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    TBH, if the small torches give me gyp they get...

    TBH, if the small torches give me gyp they get binned. I'll clean the nozzle with a stiff brush to see if that improves things but any more than that they aren't worth the time or risk.
    Per...
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    As an alternative, you could always just drip it...

    As an alternative, you could always just drip it into the bowl -
    https://smp.uq.edu.au/pitch-drop-experiment

    Might be at it a while though :)
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    Put it in a bag, hit it with a hammer to break it...

    Put it in a bag, hit it with a hammer to break it and drop the pieces into the pitch bowl. Heat the pitch to melt it (heatgun, oven, torch). Whether you want to add weight to the pitchbowl before...
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    I'd use a textured punch, personally.

    I'd use a textured punch, personally.
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    New post from Rob on FB: "Good news! We are...

    New post from Rob on FB:

    "Good news! We are giving you early access to ordering on Cooksongold from today, to ensure you can once again get the supplies you need to keep you going. The Contact...
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    Definitely alginate for the mould; have a look at...

    Definitely alginate for the mould; have a look at life casting kits on EBay for supplies. Apologies if this is suck-egg advice: Do NOT use plaster of Paris for life moulding - the stuff is...
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    That's the link fixed. Seemed more appropriate,...

    That's the link fixed.
    Seemed more appropriate, somehow.
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    Not sure what you mean by the bell shape - with...

    Not sure what you mean by the bell shape - with yuwake, you're generally aiming for a billet (sort of a flattened pebble in shape).
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