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    I did have a minor jam and used a length of dowel...

    I did have a minor jam and used a length of dowel as a drift in the reverse direction. Being wood it didn’t mark or harm the cutting plug.


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    Really need to see it to asses the problem. So...

    Really need to see it to asses the problem. So are there any helpful members near you? I am in Essex.


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    Melting scrap silver.

    Just got the mill from cooksons……40kilos! Now well bolted down on my garage workshop bench and put together. Itching to experiment first with textures and leaf skeletons. A new journey of discovery...
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    Yes Dennis I remember that post but couldn’t...

    Yes Dennis I remember that post but couldn’t remember if I had decided which mill! I suppose initial thinning can be by use of a hammer…..with annealing of course.. anyhow thanks to you all for your...
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    Does anyone know the maximum thickness of silver...

    Does anyone know the maximum thickness of silver you can start rolling progressively down from an ingot to produce a thin sheet. This is with the entry level mill. The write up is a bit vague…..they...
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    Thanks all of you for your advices. This is a...

    Thanks all of you for your advices. This is a next big step for me!
    I blame Dennis who said over a couple of years ago that he thought I was on the slippery slope to addiction!……….Rolling mill very...
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    And yet another question! Borax powder….could one...

    And yet another question! Borax powder….could one use a liquid flux instead when melting down scrap? Weather too blustery and rain showers not best to experiment today!


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    Aha! I may have my answer! I have just found a...

    Aha! I may have my answer! I have just found a sievert 3941P 2 Bar-240 g/h. DG 2238 burner. 2cms diameter. I remember buying it for plumbing a few years ago and , yes Caroline it sounds like a...
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    Thank you both for your advice.we have a really...

    Thank you both for your advice.we have a really good unit near me that stocks the most vicious looking gear! I get my red bottle propane from them so will visit them armed with your advice. Yes, the...
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    Melting scrap silver.

    I have got my hands on a 3ins scorifier with handle and an ingot with slots on both sides. All second hand but look serviceable except the scorifier has a small crack in it. Please what type of...
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    That looks amazing! Thanks for the information....

    That looks amazing! Thanks for the information.
    David


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    Reusable leaf “stencils”

    I have been told these are available so one can texture sheet silver with the impression of a leaf by rolling through a mill. ?? Do any of you use these and if so where can they be obtained please....
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    Hi Nick. Do you have enough time for the day work...

    Hi Nick. Do you have enough time for the day work as well! Terrific mod…..I will be off to the garage as well!


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    Magnetic clasps for necklaces

    I have been asked to make a light necklace but with a magnetic clasp as the lady has severely arthritic fingers. I have see a number on eBay etc but wonder if any of you have particular favourites....
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    Many thanks for your advice and thoughts. This is...

    Many thanks for your advice and thoughts. This is the next step in the addiction! Any advice as to what type of Ingot mould to buy?


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    The basic entry level rolling mill

    A simple question….I hope! What thickness of material, usually silver in my case can you pass through the mill? I know you have to progressively reduce the thickness in stages and anneal.
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    Thanks China. I am a sucker for tools so no doubt...

    Thanks China. I am a sucker for tools so no doubt I will be buying one.(Don’t tell the wife!}
    David


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    This sounds like a big step up the ladder……I...

    This sounds like a big step up the ladder……I assume one then must get a rolling mill. Any advice there?
    David.


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    Well I never! One simple request and just look at...

    Well I never! One simple request and just look at all the replies. Really impressive! This is quite a “club”. Thank you all for your input.
    David.


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    Going there now! Sent from my iPad using...

    Going there now!


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    Thanks. Yes I see Vallorbe are well represented....

    Thanks. Yes I see Vallorbe are well represented. Yes I think I remember some dissatisfaction with one make but I can’t remember derails. Suppose buy a well known name and a fairly up market priced...
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    Blades

    Some months ago I bought some saw blades, where from I can’t remember. I bought them as spares so I wouldn’t run out . Well, today I broke the last no4 blade of my original set, so reached for this...
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    Thanks you are an A1 bloke! Sent from my...

    Thanks you are an A1 bloke!


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    Being lazy, wouldn’t mind a suggested shopping...

    Being lazy, wouldn’t mind a suggested shopping list. I don’t have any “casting” basics at all….I think.


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    Thanks Nick. That was a great video. I feel a...

    Thanks Nick. That was a great video. I feel a buying of gear spree coming on!


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