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  1. Thread: Silver etching

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    Yes, as Bob has said, only the lettering remains,...

    Yes, as Bob has said, only the lettering remains, and that is the resist. You also use heavy adhesive tape on the back and edges to protect those parts from the etchant.

    If you are using ferric...
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    Hi Rachel, If your stones have channels with...

    Hi Rachel,
    If your stones have channels with sharp edges, they can be smoothed with a cone shaped diamond reamer used by hand....
  3. Thread: 'Made' Online

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    'Made' Online

    If you're bored this weekend, you might like to look at some studio jewellery and other crafts from Made online:
    https://mademakers.co.uk/jewellery/ Dennis.
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    Well the only way to tell in that instance is...

    Well the only way to tell in that instance is with a gold testing kit. They they are not that expensive to buy.
    Pure gold of course does not tarnish, as witnessed by the colour of found nuggets, and...
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    9ct yellow, red and white, certainly tarnish...

    9ct yellow, red and white, certainly tarnish Wendy, due to the proportion of non precious metals in the alloys. In fact they get to look quite sad.

    When this happens, I am asked to clean up my...
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    That's good. Perhaps later we could see some...

    That's good. Perhaps later we could see some pictures of your adventures with repousse. Dennis
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    Thank you James, and the same to you. Hope you...

    Thank you James, and the same to you. Hope you are well. Dennis.
  8. Thread: Parsley Oil.

    by Dennis
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    It's not really April Fools day any more as...

    It's not really April Fools day any more as tradition says that it ends at noon. Perhaps it wasn't funny in the first place. Dennis.
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    There is really no way out of it if you have an...

    There is really no way out of it if you have an emerald cut stone and even more difficult if you want to make make a tapered collet.

    You will just have to buckle down and make it in one piece
    ...
  10. Thread: Parsley Oil.

    by Dennis
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    Parsley Oil.

    If you follow the latest trends, you will have heard of parsley oil. Parsley is not rich in oils, so it will take about two hundred bushels of parsley to yield just one litre, which makes it rather...
  11. Thank you Nick.

    Thank you Nick.
  12. Here you've hit on a serious point, Jewellery...

    Here you've hit on a serious point, Jewellery Girl. The sheet and wire come from you dealer in near perfect condition. You are not meant to mutilate them and then waste time cleaning up the damage....
  13. Here's the link for you:...

    Here's the link for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W6Aqv_wKfY
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    Your method will not succeed, because the ear...

    Your method will not succeed, because the ear posts on Snaptite fittings will be too short (10-12mm), so the shamrocks will sit too high and will tend to flop forward.

    For an inexpensive low tech...
  15. Thread: Help

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    Thank you for your feed back. We go back 25...

    Thank you for your feed back. We go back 25 years. It's where I bought my first reconditioned micromotor. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    A splendid piece in the right setting, but also a...

    A splendid piece in the right setting, but also a magnet for cat burglars. Dennis.
  17. Yes you can, and welcome to watch on lockdown...

    Yes you can, and welcome to watch on lockdown nights.
    Send links. Dennis.
  18. Valuable advice, but dont be surprised if palnik...

    Valuable advice, but dont be surprised if palnik does not return to acknowledge your answer; an annoying feature of forums.
    Still you're not talking to yourself. There are hundreds of lurkers out...
  19. Thread: Brass brushes

    by Dennis
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    Yes, they need to be run at low speed and have a...

    Yes, they need to be run at low speed and have a water or soap drip tube. Ideally you construct your own device for this, using a box and a low voltage motor.

    Walsh have a choice of brushes, but...
  20. The background has an interesting and unusual...

    The background has an interesting and unusual texture. The spinner is made from square wire, which is not the easiest of options.
    Very well done. Dennis.
  21. Thank you Sheena. Tedious and fiddly actually. ...

    Thank you Sheena. Tedious and fiddly actually.

    Its found a new use for my mini light box, originally made to build close fitting bezels.

    The components are:
    A translucent box to work on
    An...
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    Yes, well now you know the hazard, its best to...

    Yes, well now you know the hazard, its best to choose lower melting point solder for the ultimate soldering.
    Also don't clean up until all heating is done, because a cleaned up solder joint reheated...
  23. Thread: Step bezels

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    Well then it must be the bearer. There are...

    Well then it must be the bearer.

    There are lots of ways to find the place, for instance drawing on the bottom of the stone with a medium width water proof pen, inserting it and seeing where the...
  24. Thread: Step bezels

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    It is most likely rocking on its cutlet because...

    It is most likely rocking on its cutlet because the setting is not deep enough Sheena. Dennis.
  25. I dont have the knowledge to answer your...

    I dont have the knowledge to answer your question, but it is possible that changing to a hotter gas is all that's needed.
    Watch this space and someone will know. Dennis.
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