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    Caroline, I have a tumbler I don't use it for...

    Caroline, I have a tumbler I don't use it for polishing metal I use for cleaning rough stones
    this is off topic, my partner Cait and I are off to Sydney tomorrow (later today ) going to Edinburgh...
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    That would take the fun out of it, there is...

    That would take the fun out of it, there is something magical about going through the various stages of hand polishing on a buff, ( but then I don't have a smart phone either)
    I would suggest if it...
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    You can basically stamp on any thing, thin...

    You can basically stamp on any thing, thin material will distort much easier, therefore you would need to be more conservative when applying the stamp, given enough pressure any size item will...
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    Loctite Gel Control, is a gel version

    Loctite Gel Control, is a gel version
  5. Thread: Pickle solution

    by china
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    Yes just mix with water add powder to water,...

    Yes just mix with water add powder to water, completely dissolve then heat ( works faster when hot) about 150 g per 1.5 litres, as for Alum I don't know I have never used it , (I am not convinced of...
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    Go to a pool/ spa shop and by some Sodium...

    Go to a pool/ spa shop and by some Sodium Bisolphate same stuff only much less expensive
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    It may be an annoyance, at least they will deal...

    It may be an annoyance, at least they will deal "crafters" there are many companies out there (increasing) that will not deal with you unless you are a business, while this is good if you are a...
  8. If you wish to part with some Blue john let me...

    If you wish to part with some Blue john let me know
  9. I don't actively boycott items from other...

    I don't actively boycott items from other counties, I am just fortunate that I am able to source most of what I use locally.
  10. Everything I purchase I now require to be...

    Everything I purchase I now require to be ethically sourced, unfortunately unless you are there when comes out of the ground etc. you have to rely on your suppliers being honest.
    customers not...
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    Mate works for Future Electronics, he just...

    Mate works for Future Electronics, he just supplied the parts I,m not sure who actually manufactured them, I will ask when I see him next week
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    Since I last posted the cheap LED's gave up the...

    Since I last posted the cheap LED's gave up the ghost so I have replaced them courtesy of my mate who does this for a living, output is now 5000k at CRI of 95
  13. Well that is worry Dennis that means you have...

    Well that is worry Dennis that means you have actually tasted it, did you have it with toast.
    On a serious note, not too many chemicals will enter through your skin, so if you wear your mask and...
  14. Thread: Fascinating

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    The host of this site (Chris) has qualification...

    The host of this site (Chris) has qualification in mechanical engineering, other that that every thing else is self taught
  15. Thread: Fascinating

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    Fascinating

    I defy any body not to find this fascinating, so grab a coffee and a couple of TimTams and enjoy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PwAQZNLy0I&t=170s
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    Dare I say it he/she is cute, don't know about...

    Dare I say it he/she is cute, don't know about the lasting value just look what they are charging in opp shops for those throw away acrylic 60's items
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    The shot is not stainless but plain mild steel...

    The shot is not stainless but plain mild steel and is rusting, run a cleaning cycle then rinse and dry shot in a oven, you will need to do this each time to prevent it rusting
  18. Thread: Soldering coins

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    Coin are made from various alloys and they can be...

    Coin are made from various alloys and they can be a problem to solder quite often you will need to polish after soldering, normally it is a better practice to mount coins in a bezel.
    I do not know...
  19. I cut disks up to 2 mm from Silver, I use a 20...

    I cut disks up to 2 mm from Silver, I use a 20 ton press and have a custom made disk cutter if you wish to stamp designs into the disk be aware that the disk will distort if you wish to produce a...
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    When I use Stirling Silver (Rare these days I...

    When I use Stirling Silver (Rare these days I mainly use Argentium) I coat with boric acid and I don't seem to have any issues with fire stain
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    I can only comment from a Australian view, for...

    I can only comment from a Australian view, for every real buyer on ebay 10 will be scammers or tyre kickers that's just the way it is, most jewellers will only pay scrap value, unless it is what is...
  22. Thread: Vecstar Kiln.

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    Darlington is only 5 ks from me, unfortunately...

    Darlington is only 5 ks from me, unfortunately Darlington UK is about 16000 ks, freight might be a problem, otherwise I would grab it, I'm suprised you don't have people fighting
    over it at that...
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    I have never done this with jewellery or musical...

    I have never done this with jewellery or musical instruments parts however I have had very good results with fired brass, load the vibrator and start it running then use a grater and grate some...
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    Nice work Dennis, I know what you mean with...

    Nice work Dennis, I know what you mean with acrylic making a mess, recently turned up some small bowling balls, ( 150 mm/6") for a local club on my wood lathe, even with the dust extractor going the...
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    Hi Gina, you can drill with what you have plus a...

    Hi Gina, you can drill with what you have plus a couple of accessories, if you look on line you will find various types of vice for holding beads and pearls, e.g....
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