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    I hope your long covid is slowly improving,...

    I hope your long covid is slowly improving, covid's a nasty virus. It's a big shock to suddenly find you can't do anything without feeling rotten! I haven't watched all that glitters yet. I have to...
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    thanks theresa :) what size of small stones? at...

    thanks theresa :) what size of small stones? at the moment i'm using 2.5-3mm one's mostly
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    I know this thread was a while ago but did Paul...

    I know this thread was a while ago but did Paul ever find some 0.8mm-1.00mm tubing? Also can you use jointing tubing for tube setting? i recently did a tube setting but i did wish the wall had been a...
  4. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    You had me going :) I'm so gullible, I worry...

    You had me going :) I'm so gullible, I worry about me sometimes. How will I survive the modern world? :help:
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    I probably learnt about yellow ochre from my...

    I probably learnt about yellow ochre from my American jewellery books. It's basically dirt so stops your solder flowing. I did my rectangle bezel according to John Cogswell who says that to score one...
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    I'd love to see a before and after. Why is it...

    I'd love to see a before and after. Why is it better than just oil?
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    Thanks Poor old Les and Alastair. I don't have...

    Thanks Poor old Les and Alastair. I don't have rouge but I do have some yellow ochre which I really should get out of storage and try. Because this bezel was made in two L shapes I couldn't have put...
  8. What an ingenious light box. I've never seen one...

    What an ingenious light box. I've never seen one that didn't require sawing bits of wood! It's funny how we end up making things that are tedious or downright hoffific to make! I find the urge to see...
  9. You've made your spinner with care and attention...

    You've made your spinner with care and attention to detail. I would say you've made an excellent start.
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    Thanks Dennis, I shall be trying to factor this...

    Thanks Dennis, I shall be trying to factor this in to how i work from now on. I like to solder lots of bits onto my rings but the downside is lots of reheating.
  11. I really admire the all the joins between pieces,...

    I really admire the all the joins between pieces, all those curving sections! It looks so neat and I suspect that isn't easy to achieve.
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    Solder joins reflowing

    I'm having a wee problem with my perfect solder joins losing solder as I solder other joins. It's happened with the join between bezel and backplate, and in this example the two halves of my...
  13. Thread: Step bezels

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    Tried the wax and it work perfectly. Used a...

    Tried the wax and it work perfectly. Used a small burr to lower the step very slightly on one side corner and no more rocking :)
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    Hi Dennis it's a shallow stone so the cutlets...

    Hi Dennis it's a shallow stone so the cutlets well away from the bottom
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    Rocking facetted stone

    Hi everyone, it's another sunny day, spring has definitly come early. I'm finding it's a bit of a shock to the system.
    I'm currently working on this facetted aquamarine. It has a very slight rock...
  16. Thread: Soldering gaps

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    Thanks Dennis, your help is invaluable :) Do you...

    Thanks Dennis, your help is invaluable :) Do you use the same temperature solder to solder in the scrap as you did for the original join?
    As you probably know by now, I'm a little bit of an anxious...
  17. Thread: Soldering gaps

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    Soldering gaps

    It's been a slightly frustrating spell of soldering. What would you do with gaps appearing in your bezels? I think the rectangular one I made the inner step too small. With the round one it opened up...
  18. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Oh so it does! Maybe it's one of those insects...

    Oh so it does! Maybe it's one of those insects that pretends to be a spider.
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    I noticed a lot of Christmas one's and this...

    I noticed a lot of Christmas one's and this :windowpc:
    Maybe this is a spring/Easter spider? :^o^:
  20. Thread: Step bezels

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    You might be right :)

    You might be right :)
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    Do I over think it? I'm over thinking it again...

    Do I over think it? I'm over thinking it again ain't I :-":rofl:
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    That's what i've just done today :) Though this...

    That's what i've just done today :) Though this morning i made an absolute mess of the soldering and had to make them from scratch again. I'm thinking you've got the easy pushing over of the fine...
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    Step bezels

    Morning everyone, the sun is shinning and it's not too cold. I think spring might be here. Want to ask a wee question about step bezels. I'm making the bezel out of fine silver. Is it okay to use...
  24. Thread: Brooch Pin

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    Aw thankyou :) I am, though my energy flagged a...

    Aw thankyou :) I am, though my energy flagged a little towards the end. Definitly the hardest thing I've made so far.
    I've learnt a few things, I would like to use a firecoat next time to stop...
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    Had a very long and tiring eye appointment but...

    Had a very long and tiring eye appointment but pleased to find my eyes are fine. The stones setting went smoothly. They're step bezels but with a wee reflector of 0.3mm fine silver under each topaz....
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