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  1. Thread: Collet Blocks

    by Paul Kay
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    IMO, I am in agreement with Dennis, start with a...

    IMO, I am in agreement with Dennis, start with a 17 round one. Once happy with using that one, you will know whether the different angled ones and 'exotic' shapes will be useful for your design. ...
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    Good call Dennis

    Good call Dennis
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    Great tip Dennis

    Great tip Dennis
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    You could also try the Gold Brush Plating Budget...

    You could also try the Gold Brush Plating Budget Kit from Spa Plating: https://www.goldn.co.uk/product/gold-brush-plating-budget-kit/ and swap out the gold and silver brush plating solutions for...
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    Ditto, that's exactly why I had some of those...

    Ditto, that's exactly why I had some of those joints, but none of the coil spring pins
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    Dennis, would that still hold true for the double...

    Dennis, would that still hold true for the double coil pin SuzC has ? I have the joints but not that particular pin style, so i couldn't physically try it, but it looks to me that the flat, if...
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    Just a heads up on Tube Sizes

    Just a heads up for anyone who is looking for thick walled tubing, but with walls less thick than jointing tubing. I was hunting for 0.8 - 1.00mm walled tubing.

    Betts have been updating areas of...
  8. Thread: small collets

    by Paul Kay
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    I used to make them, with a good success rate, as...

    I used to make them, with a good success rate, as advised by Dennis by starting on the surface of the block, but I needed a smaller bottom end and so now I start them inside a hole but gently tap...
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    Not all of the formulations of 'Head and...

    Not all of the formulations of 'Head and Shoulders' appear to contain Selenium Sulphide. Specifically the one Dennis has pictured and used, Head and Shoulders Scalp Relief and also, I understand,...
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    It sounds like your ingot is wider than the...

    It sounds like your ingot is wider than the d-shaped channel you are rolling with, am I right? If so, you need to understand that a rolling mill will shape the metal length-wise and spread it to...
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    If it is the same Faro quick release handpiece...

    If it is the same Faro quick release handpiece that I have, then the lever turned towards the flex shaft is open and turned towards the chuck is closed. But note, like mine, it probably only takes...
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    Moleroda are a good source for Felt Pads for...

    Moleroda are a good source for Felt Pads for hand-finishing, in 2 grades, soft and hard: https://www.moleroda.com/product/felt-pads/
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    Interesting, might give them I try. I guess they...

    Interesting, might give them I try. I guess they are a modern update of the chinagraph pencils I have been using for... ever.
  14. Having read the link and spent the past half hour...

    Having read the link and spent the past half hour rolling in laughter, this reminded me of a local jeweller from my youth, many many years ago, who, without going into specifics about race, religion,...
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    Now available from Cookson with added pegs:...

    Now available from Cookson with added pegs: https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Multipurpose-Bench-Peg-prcode-997-1661&query=bench%20peg&channel=uk

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    Time to re-melt my stock of Pinchbeck with an...

    Time to re-melt my stock of Pinchbeck with an added 'pinch' of gold dust?

    Note that there is a link at the bottom of Peter's link to:...
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    Take Dennis' suggestion and check out AE Ward. ...

    Take Dennis' suggestion and check out AE Ward. Currently they have 2.4mm Round White CZs at 2 ea or 0.10 ea for 100 at a 95% discount (so a tenner for 100 practice stones!). Those prices will be...
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    Here you go; 3mm disc punch replacement, I knew...

    Here you go; 3mm disc punch replacement, I knew I'd seen some UK stock somewhere:https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/7-diameters-03-to-0125mm Worth a chance for 3.95 + VAT? It looks like 3mm is a...
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    You could get a replacement 3mm punch (pack of 2)...

    You could get a replacement 3mm punch (pack of 2) and other diameters, from a USA based supplier e.g. https://www.riogrande.com/product/steel-punch-for-swanstrom-disc-cutter-3mm-dia/11259403, though...
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    Now that would be the best Design Inspiration...

    Now that would be the best Design Inspiration strapline ever.
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    I didn't even bother reading that one! Saw that...

    I didn't even bother reading that one! Saw that picture and that was enough. :)

    Mind you, I'm thinking of hanging my shaving brush around my neck when I go to work tomorrow.
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    Sorry Caroline, I forgot that you concentrated on...

    Sorry Caroline, I forgot that you concentrated on individually designed pieces, and so your comment would come from that viewpoint. Whereas my mind is currently firmly set in the 'similar but not...
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    I totally disagree, following a trend need not...

    I totally disagree, following a trend need not mean copying others, nor equate to cheap. Nor do you need to aim for bulk, low-priced items as the OPs 'friend' suggests.

    You can follow a trend and...
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    Peter, check this one out for lack of safety...

    Peter, check this one out for lack of safety features!!! https://www.surprise.shopping/index.php?route=product/product&path=63&product_id=128
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    Doh! #-o#-o Just tried it. That needs to be the...

    Doh! #-o#-o Just tried it. That needs to be the #1 tip in every book and video where soldering is concerned. Thank you, thank you, triple thank you, James
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