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  1. Thread: Torch choice

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    That's the one I'm using. I still love it. It...

    That's the one I'm using. I still love it. It comes complete. The only thing else you need, as Nick says, is a cannister of propane.

    A "quirk" to be aware of is the black button on the brass end...
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    I am currently making a couple. They need some...

    I am currently making a couple. They need some hammering and shaping though still

    I melted down my 1977 Silver Jubilee pendant (which I never liked) as the raw material. I've since been given...
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    Well the alternative for me was Carrie which was...

    Well the alternative for me was Carrie which was actually my grandmother's name. I refused to answer to Caz!
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    Tell me about it....... There's a reason I...

    Tell me about it.......

    There's a reason I rarely use my name in full!
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    Thanks Dennis - sadly the stone I was fighting...

    Thanks Dennis - sadly the stone I was fighting was too big for the setting tool.

    When I've recovered I'll give your pliers a whirl.

    Thanks for the tip :)
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    I've just done my first tube set too and horrible...

    I've just done my first tube set too and horrible problems getting the stone to stay in. Sheer brute force in the end
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    Sounds fine to me - I hate hearing myself too. I...

    Sounds fine to me - I hate hearing myself too. I was interviewed in a podcast a couple of weeks ago but I can't bring myself to listen to it at all ( I'm told I sound like Julie Andrews!)
  8. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Thanks Caroline The only info they've sent me...

    Thanks Caroline

    The only info they've sent me are the hallmarking rules and some sketchy advice on completing the submission notes. No useful practical information on how to place a HM or even how...
  9. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Do they always put the official hallmark next to...

    Do they always put the official hallmark next to the sponsors mark?

    I was planning on stamping the backplate of some pendents but it will be behind the stone. If I sent them set they could break...
  10. Thread: Hallmarking

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    I've pinched a gurt big 'ammer from my husband...

    I've pinched a gurt big 'ammer from my husband and that's working better. Still need to practice! I need a loupe to read it at 1mm.
  11. Thread: Hallmarking

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    That's great - my punch has arrived but I'm...

    That's great - my punch has arrived but I'm struggling to get a good clear impression. I've never been keen on stamping so I guess practice is needed!
  12. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Just got a message that my punch has been...

    Just got a message that my punch has been despatched and will be here tomorrow morning! I went for my 3 first name initials. I'd love to see yours too once it arrives
  13. Thread: Hallmarking

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    I'm just registering too - but with Birmingham. I...

    I'm just registering too - but with Birmingham. I was amazed to get my first choice of letters and shield shape - that has got to be an auspicious sign

    Definitely exciting!
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    I'm currently battling the bangle that Hugo made...

    I'm currently battling the bangle that Hugo made that failed the sizing and I can fully understand how he got it wrong!.

    I'm working in copper so I don't risk wasting a lot of silver.

    As to...
  15. Thread: short video

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    Would have liked the camera to have lingered...

    Would have liked the camera to have lingered longer on the jig - had to rewind and watch that bit again - otherwise brilliant idea!
  16. Thread: Torch choice

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    This was the one I bought - a fraction dearer but...

    This was the one I bought - a fraction dearer but Hamilton were out of stock and I wanted the shorter hose anyway. The 4m one would really have been annoying.

    I'm still delighted with it ( and I'm...
  17. Thread: Torch choice

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    I was thinking it might be useful for lighting...

    I was thinking it might be useful for lighting charcoal :)
  18. Thread: Torch choice

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    Well I went for the Sievert in the end. I gave...

    Well I went for the Sievert in the end. I gave the cannister torches serious thought but I have small hands (my bracelet size is 6" to give you an idea of how small!) and I don't find them easy to...
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    Having just tied my own brain in knots trying to...

    Having just tied my own brain in knots trying to work out the amount of metal I need to make a complex shaped bracelet, I appreciate any mathematical calculations I can find. I was hoping my geometry...
  20. Thread: Torch choice

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    I think that's the one in the Kim video isn't it?

    I think that's the one in the Kim video isn't it?
  21. Thread: Torch choice

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    Thank you - I don't sadly have space for all the...

    Thank you - I don't sadly have space for all the cannisters and I'm not sure I'm mentally ready for this set up yet!
  22. Thread: Torch choice

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    Thank you everyone - such a confusing choice out...

    Thank you everyone - such a confusing choice out there. This is a link to the one I have, it's great for small jobs but add a heavy backplate or any form of heat sink and it struggles.
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  23. Thread: Torch choice

    by Caro
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    Torch choice

    I've got the Blazer GB 2010 micro torch which runs on butane and has a max temperature of 2500.

    It's lovely for small jobs but if there is a significant amount of metal ( especially copper) it...
  24. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    Well I had some and tried it. It didn't...

    Well I had some and tried it.

    It didn't improve the stone at all but I did get a GreenLion!




    (sorry!)
  25. 12971 It would originally have been hand...

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    It would originally have been hand painted. It has a little attachment point for sewing on but that will be easy to file off
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