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  1. Thread: Torch choice

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    Buy from Cousins at your peril, as they have a...

    Buy from Cousins at your peril, as they have a dreadful reputation for poor customer service.
  2. Thread: Carat punch

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    I'd suggest M Shaw Engraving, based in Sheffield...

    I'd suggest M Shaw Engraving, based in Sheffield - I've used him a couple of times and excellent quality.
  3. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Hi Sheena, I've been burnt by being charged...

    Hi Sheena,

    I've been burnt by being charged for the multi packaging in the past, so now I always send my hallmarking in a small sturdy box, wrapping all the pieces in one piece of bubble wrap and...
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    Ah, I think I get this now Dennis. I don't about...

    Ah, I think I get this now Dennis. I don't about others, but sometimes written descriptions are much harder to understand than pictures. I'm definitely a pictures woman!

    Thanks for the tip,...
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    Thanks Dennis. Can you recommend any of their...

    Thanks Dennis. Can you recommend any of their other supplies, or just the earring findings?
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    Thanks for the tip Dennis. I'd forgotten about...

    Thanks for the tip Dennis. I'd forgotten about Fischer and tbh prefer the quality of their posts and scrolls. I'm off to check out the rest of their stuff; when I last looked it was all in German!...
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    I'm looking forward to seeing your earrings...

    I'm looking forward to seeing your earrings Sheena.

    Dennis, are you suggesting that Argentium scrolls are better suited to use with Sterling too.., or just as a complement with the Argentium...
  8. Thread: Hallmarking

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    I wouldn't have a hallmark around any set items...

    I wouldn't have a hallmark around any set items myself and would plan on marking it somewhere else, or sending it unset?
  9. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Thanks for that Caroline. So you just stamp your...

    Thanks for that Caroline. So you just stamp your makers mark and it gets sent in for testing and the rest of the stamps..

    Yes, when I first had my assayed they came back in a shocking state, but...
  10. Thread: Hallmarking

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    I've always had my pieces stamped by the Assay...

    I've always had my pieces stamped by the Assay Office and never went with having my own stamp. However, why would you want to stamp your own pieces? They have to go in for assaying anyway, or is it...
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    An interesting thread and looking forward to...

    An interesting thread and looking forward to seeing pics of your inlay results.
  12. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Hi Sheena, Lovely to hear you are getting your...

    Hi Sheena,
    Lovely to hear you are getting your hallmark set up. Its an amazing feeling. When I first started over 10 years ago I hallmarked everything, whether it was over the weight or not. Now...
  13. Thread: “9ct” stamp

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    Where did you buy it and how much did you pay. ...

    Where did you buy it and how much did you pay. If you didn't pay much, its unlikely to be 9ct, but the best way to find out is to either buy a testing kit, or take it to a jeweller to have it tested.
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    I use a 2 LB brass hammer for mine, which works...

    I use a 2 LB brass hammer for mine, which works for me. I've only ever let my OH use it once, when he broke the adjustment thingie in the middle and had to send off to the US for a replacement. ...
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    I use my platinol all the time. If you are...

    I use my platinol all the time. If you are worried, then use a mask and wear some gloves. They are covering themselves with having the 'may case damage' signs written on stuff and I just use common...
  16. Thread: Wire guards

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    I really like your toggle clasp Shena, but think...

    I really like your toggle clasp Shena, but think you've hit the nail on the head that the toggle might be a little too oversized though.

    Having said that, your toggle is diffierent and different...
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    They are lovely Shena and I'd happily wear them! ...

    They are lovely Shena and I'd happily wear them! I'm liking your style and just need to discover mine.
  18. Thread: New toy

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    Fabulous Bob. The best bit is if anything needs...

    Fabulous Bob. The best bit is if anything needs sorting, you made it, so you can change it to suit your needs! I especially like the turning handle at the top, which looks rather stylish.
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    I'd say they are definitely worth buying and use...

    I'd say they are definitely worth buying and use both my 3" and 6" regularly.
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    Another vote for a refund. Mine are Moore &...

    Another vote for a refund. Mine are Moore & Wright and I've had them a few years. I can't remember where I got mine, but have just found these... ...
  21. Thread: Torch choice

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    Or lighting an open fire...:-D

    Or lighting an open fire...:-D
  22. Thread: Torch choice

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    Hi Caro, Glad you're happy with your Sievert. ...

    Hi Caro,
    Glad you're happy with your Sievert. Don't get rid of the micro torch, its always useful as a backup ;)
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    Tuffnell Glass are recommended for OxyCons, plus...

    Tuffnell Glass are recommended for OxyCons, plus they do refurbished ones and you can discuss with them your set up, so they can supply the correct bits for the job. ...
  24. Thread: Torch choice

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    Yes it is Caro, that's why I suggested it, as it...

    Yes it is Caro, that's why I suggested it, as it doesn't require any extra setting up and you don't have massive tanks around either. I think its a good half way house. Its not the same as the one...
  25. Thread: Torch choice

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    Hi Caro, I've got the same torch as you and...

    Hi Caro,

    I've got the same torch as you and its perfect for small jobs, but not so great for larger jobs. I've also got the plumbers torch, but as you say its all puff and no real heat!

    I'm...
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