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    Ahh thanks, I'm curious as to why there isn't...

    Ahh thanks, I'm curious as to why there isn't other option for red solder just medium!
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    9ct Rose gold medium solder not flowing

    Hello

    I was wondering if anyone had a problem with 9ct rose gold solder?
    I am trying to resize a diamond and ruby ring (going three sizes up) with a fairly fine d-shape shank (about 2mm wide). I...
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    I am making a replacement earring and therefore...

    I am making a replacement earring and therefore had to find a closely matching pearl, stupidly bought only one and the dealers are already out of town. I checked every pearl dealer in London and they...
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    Hi Dennis, It was my first time drilling a...

    Hi Dennis,

    It was my first time drilling a pearl and thought that even a small drill bit would be safe in a soft pearl. Now I know I was wrong :) Good advice on lubricating, I suspected if I did...
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    That's very helpful! Would it work in room...

    That's very helpful! Would it work in room temperature? I fear that if I start heating it up the beeswax may come off... And how long would I have to leave it in?
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    Broken drill bit in a pearl

    Hello everyone!

    Hope You are all doing great. I need to know how to remove a steel drill bit that broke off in a pearl? The pearl was undrilled (it is now) and I used a 0.5mm drill bit which...
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    James, I am wondering where you got the knife...

    James, I am wondering where you got the knife edge punch from? I have been looking at different repousse tools traders and none seem to have that specific tool. Unless you made it yourself? There's...
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    Hi Caroline, I do have the basics - pliers,...

    Hi Caroline,

    I do have the basics - pliers, needle files hand files, mallets, steel block, pendant motor etc. I am trying to move in from making a small scale, detailed jewellery to larger,...
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    Hi Dennis, Thank you for the reply! I agree I...

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for the reply! I agree I could definitely use more education! The only problem attending a course, or just simply relying on a college workshop is its very limited...
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    Wow! Thank you for all the response! I don't ...

    Wow! Thank you for all the response! I don't even know where to begin! Thank you Peter for the advise! I will leave the blacksmith anvil out of my shopping list. Definitely will look at the quality...
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    Metal Forming tools

    Hello Everybody! I have been preparing to buy some metal forming tools and need help in choosing the most versatile ones. I did a two short courses at a college where most tools were available...
  12. Hi Denis, Thank you for that, I have just tried...

    Hi Denis,
    Thank you for that, I have just tried this past weekend and it worked 3 out of 4 - so much greater success rate than previously. I will try and practice more until it is easier and they...
  13. soldering a post and a fine chain together for a thread through earring

    Dear Everyone
    I'm a newbie jeweller so please bear with me! I am trying to solder a post to a fine chain, actually two posts (one on each end) and a 'U' shaped piece of wire in the middle. I haven't...
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