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    the problem with this is its hard to get a good...

    the problem with this is its hard to get a good look at the process when inside but it does help
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    Hi Alistair, Sorry, I thought I had responded to...

    Hi Alistair, Sorry, I thought I had responded to this. I spoke to Milton Bridge and they are sending me a sample of a high fire counter enamel, which would seem to be the answer. They also suggested...
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    It would seem so. Im going to try putting a...

    It would seem so. Im going to try putting a firebrick enclosure over the top and heat from below to try and recreate a kiln environment
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    Torch fired enamel problems

    Morning all. Im new to enamelling. Getting reasonable results. I counter enamel on the back and it looks good, but when I flip it over to torch the front enough to melt the enamel, it ruins the back...
  5. great idea

    great idea
  6. thanks China

    thanks China
  7. Excellent. Thank you Denis

    Excellent. Thank you Denis
  8. Thanks china

    Thanks china
  9. Are 3M radial discs the answer to a cleaner bench?

    Hi all. Im looking for an alternative to rouge for polishing. I seem to get myself and everything else on the bench covered in a fine layer of red.
    Im looking for a cleaner way of working
    My...
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    Thanks Josef

    Thanks Josef
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    Thanks Dennis

    Thanks Dennis
  12. Thread: Enamel Course

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    Thanks Alistair I like the look of VitrumSignum...

    Thanks Alistair
    I like the look of VitrumSignum powders
    Milton leadfree are a bit bright for me but WG Ball opaque look great
    Im wanting to apply with a sieve and try the sgraffito technique
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    12417 seems the photos was too large. The4...

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    seems the photos was too large. The4 bits tops left are my first go at Shibuichi. Nice colour
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    I cant seem to load the next photo of my latest...

    I cant seem to load the next photo of my latest haul
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    Peter Here is the one (bell) that I got and was...

    Peter
    Here is the one (bell) that I got and was really happy with but I cant remember my pouring technique for it
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    The others are very exciting too. This was the result of an hour or so...
  16. Thread: Enamel Course

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    Alistair That great thank you. i will look at...

    Alistair
    That great thank you. i will look at the vidoes tonight.
    Good thinking about the solder melting!!!
    I think Thompson is a well respected brand but Im not sure where to get it yet. So when...
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    Thanks Alan and Peter That all makes sense. I...

    Thanks Alan and Peter
    That all makes sense.
    I had tried very hot water and very cold but nothing in between. Will try 70c
    I did put borax in some of them but thinking about it now, maybe not all...
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    Sending items through the post

    Hi Everyone
    Im in the early stages of trying to sell my creations and was wondering what method you all use to send items? Royal Mail/Hermes etc/signed for/insured?
    Ive not had orders for Europe or...
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    Water Casting technique

    Hi everyone.
    Im experimenting with water casting sterling silver. Im trying to get the bell shape but 20 - 30 pours have resulted in only one like this and I cant seem to replicate it.
    Questions I...
  20. Thread: Enamel Course

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    Enamel Course

    HI
    Can anyone recommend a good course for enameling techniques? Not too basic but not too advanced. Preferrably online
    I like to work with silver, copper and brass at the moment but am interested...
  21. Thread: Eye damage

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    Eye damage

    Hi everyone.
    I had a few hours working with a butane torch last week and the next morning my eyes were stinging badly for a half hour after waking.
    The last time my eyes felt like this was after...
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    Hello everyone. Im new

    Hi all. Ive just joined and already it feels good!!!! Im a hobbyist and have been making pieces for friends and family for a year or so, but am now trying to get a bit more commercial.
    I work form...
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