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    Mm, we were taught at college to use vinegar and...

    Mm, we were taught at college to use vinegar and salt for a patina on brass, causing it to be mottled by adding sawdust or cat litter.
    The colour was speckled verdigris and brown. I applied a trace...
  2. Thread: New toy

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    What a beautiful mill. Durston, hang your head....

    What a beautiful mill. Durston, hang your head. Dennis.
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    Also, all the major showrooms have free notice...

    Also, all the major showrooms have free notice boards, which could bring results, so it is worth phoning to confirm . Dennis.
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    It is an interesting format for television...

    It is an interesting format for television viewing, but in reality people must work their own pace to do their best, or they will just repeat something they have made before and omit challenging...
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    I used the aluminium foil method which was much...

    I used the aluminium foil method which was much in vogue when I first started, but the method is not always effective and can reverse itself, if pieces are left too long.
    Now as Caroline has...
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    You have managed to instil some of the delicacy...

    You have managed to instil some of the delicacy of flower petals, often lost when working with metal, and they also have the stamp of your personality. Well done, Dennis.
  7. Thread: Gold solder

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    18ct easy, or 9ct easy have fairly similar low...

    18ct easy, or 9ct easy have fairly similar low melting points. You can test for carat if you have a kit.

    However my first thought would be to cold connect, by finding spaces or making holes, to...
  8. Thread: short video

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    Clever to have made a jig for this Nick,...

    Clever to have made a jig for this Nick, particularly if you need copies.
    On the down side, paste solder is attractive to beginners, but tiny pallions of solder and some Auflux, heated gently,...
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    Definitely treasure trove Deb. Own up. Dennis

    Definitely treasure trove Deb. Own up. Dennis
  10. Well this is the quote from Zeb92 [So I bought...

    Well this is the quote from Zeb92
    [So I bought a couple of cheap ball pein hammers this year but wasn't getting the shiny results I got in my jewellery class. I read somewhere that the quality of...
  11. Hi Bob, People love expensive hammers and spend...

    Hi Bob,
    People love expensive hammers and spend on Fretz. For someone like me one from here, plus a little TLC will do the job for a lifetime:...
  12. The truth is that if you are going to customise...

    The truth is that if you are going to customise it, any inexpensive ballpein hammer will do.
    So first return this one for re-fund. Then file, sand and polish the ones you already had, as suggested...
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    It's possible that they have just become unseated...

    It's possible that they have just become unseated from their spring, Sheena. If a bit of twisting by hand doesn't solve it send them back as Bob Says.
    Also there are various cheaper sources for...
  14. https://www.goldn.co.uk/product/battery-powered-pl...

    https://www.goldn.co.uk/product/battery-powered-plating-pen/. Dennis.
  15. Andrea, in keum boo the burnishing lines will...

    Andrea, in keum boo the burnishing lines will show in photographs, although they can be modified by the type of burnisher used, as Caroline has said, and the length and direction of the strokes.
    ...
  16. Thread: Torch choice

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    And for working on thin chains. Dennis.

    And for working on thin chains. Dennis.
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    Dear Ray, I stick with what I wrote above.There...

    Dear Ray,
    I stick with what I wrote above.There is no need for formulae.
    In this case get a cheap plastic measuring scoop...
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    No offence intended, but people just starting out...

    No offence intended, but people just starting out seek guidance from formulae, tables and recipes. For the most part this is quite unnecessary, when a quick experiment with a paper cut out, some...
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    Yes, I suspect that was not clear enough. Imagine...

    Yes, I suspect that was not clear enough. Imagine a line running around the band at its middle, in your case 6.0mm from each edge. That will be the ring size to use without bothering about the...
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    Boric acid powder can be bought from a variety of...

    Boric acid powder can be bought from a variety of sources, including online, groceries, garden supplies and pharmacies. It's just a matter of the cheapest source.
    You don't disclose where you are,...
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    Don't worry Wendy, it will still be barrelling...

    Don't worry Wendy, it will still be barrelling for your successor when you are long retired. Dennis.
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    Hi Nina, Luckily Cookson have now got these very...

    Hi Nina,
    Luckily Cookson have now got these very cheap plastic ring sizing sets which includes very large sizes:...
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    I bought my Lortone3A about 3 years ago from...

    I bought my Lortone3A about 3 years ago from creative glass. It works well, and they have it in stock again:...
  24. Thread: Torch choice

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    Dear Caro, First of all, the temperature of the...

    Dear Caro,
    First of all, the temperature of the flame is often given, but what is really relevant is the energy output, which is related to the size of the burner (the tube the flame comes out of)...
  25. Thread: Going 3D.

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    Thank you Caroline. You're right, I certainly...

    Thank you Caroline. You're right, I certainly need a change and so do all of us I guess. Kind regards Dennis.
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