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    What a sad story, but as Bob says above,...

    What a sad story, but as Bob says above, decorators sanding blocks (From paint shops and ironmongers) are thick, hard and flat, so used lightly (entirely in one direction) won't get into the...
  2. Thread: Rings

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    Bit dark on my screen, so I took the liberty of...

    Bit dark on my screen, so I took the liberty of enhancing it a bit.Hope you don't mind.
    Good looking setting and a marathon task completed. Dennis.
  3. Thank you all for looking in, and your kind...

    Thank you all for looking in, and your kind comments. Dennis.
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    Possible that you are getting a sensitivity to...

    Possible that you are getting a sensitivity to base metals (test by taping the metal to your inner arm over night. does it leave a red patch ?)

    If not, then get a smoother motor, such a an...
  5. That's a bit of an exotic question, Rocky, but I...

    That's a bit of an exotic question, Rocky, but I would get a base metal clay for cheapness and do some experiments. That's the way we all work and then show it on here. Welcome, Dennis.
  6. Some Simple Argentium Ear Hoops and a Pinkie Ring.

    When I completed my second acrylic suite, which you can see in my album, I decided to add a pair of Argentium ear hoops to wear with it on less jolly occasions.

    So I drew down some triangular...
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    This is what I have, Caroline, but I always hold...

    This is what I have, Caroline, but I always hold it steady with one hand.
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    Lock the vice?

    Lock the vice?
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    Dual purpose tools are always a pain. I've had my...

    Dual purpose tools are always a pain. I've had my Proxxon for more than twenty years. Its always ready and the optional three jaw chuck will take from standard 2.3mm drills to 7mm drill bits. For...
  10. Thread: Twisted ring

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    Good result. We won't ask to look at the join ha...

    Good result. We won't ask to look at the join ha ha. Andrew Berry is our most useful resource, even though I get a bit impatient when he goes on about the obvious. Dennis.
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    Good suggestion Deb. Tons around if you google...

    Good suggestion Deb. Tons around if you google coloured niobium ear hooks, for instance here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/niobium_ear_wires
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    Engraving is a loosely used term to cover rotary...

    Engraving is a loosely used term to cover rotary and vibratory tools. But if you want to extend you hand engraving skills, dont even think about them. What you need is a power engraver that uses...
  13. Thread: Optivisors

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    Thank you for letting us know. I often open the...

    Thank you for letting us know. I often open the front door with one on, but tipped up like a bucket handle, as I have forgotten about it. dennis.
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    Well you can try a back saw, but in my experience...

    Well you can try a back saw, but in my experience they are not anything as sharpas a jewellers saw blade and more likely to slip and make a mess.

    One thing that might help, as well as increasing...
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    What you do, as Caroline says, is to scribe the...

    What you do, as Caroline says, is to scribe the line using dividers and then, using an appropriate saw blade for the thickness of metal, cut through all the corners next. Then it will be reasonably...
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    The only thing that jars for me, is the non...

    The only thing that jars for me, is the non matching ear wires Sheena. Perhaps you could copper plate them, by putting them into well used pickle with an iron nail and then polish away only the...
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    There's nowt so queer as folk. Dennis.

    There's nowt so queer as folk. Dennis.
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    Here is some information for you, but I guess...

    Here is some information for you, but I guess permanent masks eventually get contaminated, or inefficient....
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    Thank you both. Dennis.

    Thank you both. Dennis.
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    Dear Ruedeleglise, I'm glad that you have...

    Dear Ruedeleglise,
    I'm glad that you have solved your problem, but it would extend our database and help other members if you could explain how you did it?
    Dennis.
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    Thank you Deb. Dennis.

    Thank you Deb. Dennis.
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    Here is a saw blade chart. You need at least...

    Here is a saw blade chart. You need at least three teeth touching when sawing the sheet, so the chart is not that helpful.
    However don't despair, a 4/0 blade will be just right for a smooth clean...
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    Draw it out carefully as a flat strip on graph...

    Draw it out carefully as a flat strip on graph paper, which helps to keep it accurate.
    The diameter will be taken from measuring your ring stick with callipers.
    The length (the cicumference) will...
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    Much has been said on this subject over the...

    Much has been said on this subject over the years, so here is a thread to start you off: https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9439. Others can be found by putting the word 'torch' in...
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    Thank you Caroline. Tensol 70 as mentioned...

    Thank you Caroline.
    Tensol 70 as mentioned above is a two part cold-cure acrylic. if you shop around, it is not that expensive, but you are saddled with 500 ml, far more than you might need. It is...
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