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    The difficulty will be getting the eight sides...

    The difficulty will be getting the eight sides exact Sheena, even with three dividers. The sloping sides are no problem. Dennis.
  2. Thread: Flux

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    Auroflux/Auflux works well with silver solders,...

    Auroflux/Auflux works well with silver solders, with much less bubbling than borax, so that is what many of us prefer to use.

    Easy Flow flux is particularly good for lower melting solders, such as...
  3. Thread: Safety Chain

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    As a rule of thumb, 5.5 - 6.0 cm is about right,...

    As a rule of thumb, 5.5 - 6.0 cm is about right, or you could tie some string loosely around the widest part of the hand, held out flat with the thumb tucked under.
    Cut the string, and subtract the...
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    If your new big torch has no means of closing the...

    If your new big torch has no means of closing the air hole, then you can still have more control by:

    Not having the gas full on.

    Keeping the flame moving at all times.

    And working in a...
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    Even if we proposed using SpamOff it would take...

    Even if we proposed using SpamOff it would take months of health and safety checks before we got permission.
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    They were all replies to ancient threads, but the...

    They were all replies to ancient threads, but the one I opened was at least relevant to the subject, i.e. gemstones. Had they stuck to one or two, they might have been accepted.
  7. Thread: Collar necklace

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    Thank you. Dennis.

    Thank you. Dennis.
  8. Thread: Collar necklace

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    How do you do an image search?

    How do you do an image search?
  9. Thread: Engrave rings

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    If you don't have many to do, go to Geti...

    If you don't have many to do, go to Geti engraving, and they will do a brilliant job. They will also advise on machines and even sell you one.
    https://geti.co/engraving-service/ Dennis.
  10. Thread: Collar necklace

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    Keep an eye on this space, and someone else might...

    Keep an eye on this space, and someone else might come up with a suggestion.

    As I see it, it is a factory made flat chain, although you might get near it with chain maille.

    Then you could cold...
  11. Thread: Hi! everyone

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    Welcome brilli. Ask now. Dennis.

    Welcome brilli. Ask now. Dennis.
  12. Thread: Collar necklace

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    Image far too small, but probably factory made. ...

    Image far too small, but probably factory made.
    This is a forum for studio makers. Dennis.
  13. Thread: Bearer wire

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    I guess this is happening before soldering, when...

    I guess this is happening before soldering, when you are trying to get the edges to match?

    I have to admit it is a very frustrating material to work with, but as you are determined to have a go,...
  14. When travelling from abroad, your personal...

    When travelling from abroad, your personal allowance is goods worth up to 390 (or up to 270 if you arrive by private plane or boat).
    This is in addition to the allowance for tobacco and alcohol....
  15. Thread: Plaid brooch

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    From memory the pin was from 2.5mm round wire,...

    From memory the pin was from 2.5mm round wire, and filed and forged into shape.Dennis.
  16. Thread: Plaid brooch

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    When I made mine for a class project, it was...

    When I made mine for a class project, it was entirely twisted and forged from hefty square and round wire.

    It needed frequent annealing.

    The pin was made separately and slipped on before...
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    Perhaps its because you are not searching pendant...

    Perhaps its because you are not searching pendant motor for jewellers. The alternative name is flexshaft. Dennis.
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    No don't go for any of those. They cost a lot and...

    No don't go for any of those. They cost a lot and waste your money. Shop around for a pendant motor. Speed will blue your burrs and drills and render them useless.
    You want something that goes down...
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    Norton have put a big red warning on it saying ...

    Norton have put a big red warning on it saying DANGEROUS SITE, so hopefully not any people will venture on it. What a curse though. Dennis.
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    The tools you might need are pictured in the book...

    The tools you might need are pictured in the book I suggested, but what stands out for me are a need for:

    A 5" saw frame likeP4800...
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    Ha, I forgot about the wood part, but then with...

    Ha, I forgot about the wood part, but then with so much said, wooden you? As Caroline has already pointed out, wood glued on is bound to fail, so you need wooden prongs or glued wires pushed right...
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    Well first of all, welcome Matt. Obviously...

    Well first of all, welcome Matt.
    Obviously you're not as green as you make out. All you have to do is to scale down your work, and use assay quality silver solder, which comes in hard, medium, easy,...
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    That's a real treasure Caroline. I hope you can...

    That's a real treasure Caroline. I hope you can find a young person among your family or friends to give it to, or it might never have the love it deserves. Dennis.
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    Well I must admit, I've never worn rings myself....

    Well I must admit, I've never worn rings myself. Just curious how they behave on others. Dennis.
  25. Thread: Outage

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    Well done. A crate of Fosters, and a bottle of...

    Well done. A crate of Fosters, and a bottle of sherry for the ladies. Dennis.
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