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  1. Thread: copper plate

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    The last details were what I came up with on my...

    The last details were what I came up with on my search George but as it was described as an Onyx ring I wondered how that could be
  2. Thread: copper plate

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    That is not a hallmark but a makers mark and I’m...

    That is not a hallmark but a makers mark and I’m not sure what 795 stands for I can’t seem to find anything. It may have taken a first polish and as Dennis says it may be plated and you’re down to...
  3. Tbh if I’ve seen men wearing pendants at all they...

    Tbh if I’ve seen men wearing pendants at all they are very short and worn tight round their necks as more of a choker than a pendant, that doesn’t always mean they are worn on top of fabric. Unless...
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    I’m assuming that STD doesn’t stand for what came...

    I’m assuming that STD doesn’t stand for what came up when I searched so sorry I’m being a big dim!
    The number on the nozzle I use is 3940 but not sure if that relates to present parts
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    When I bought my sievert decades ago I bought 3...

    When I bought my sievert decades ago I bought 3 burners, the needle, a medium and the big scary one The needle has never been out of its box and the only time I use the big one is if I’m making cuffs...
  6. Thread: Help with Gimp

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    I rarely use beads Wendy but I just find it...

    I rarely use beads Wendy but I just find it tedious. I could solder a really complex piece 20 times in the time it takes me to do a beaded necklace!
  7. Thread: Help with Gimp

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    I would normally have sent the pendant in on its...

    I would normally have sent the pendant in on its own as well but this came up on a fb forum post recently and the assay office failed the assay because the gimp was plated. This seems to be normal...
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    I love it Sheena, very wearable. I like that the...

    I love it Sheena, very wearable. I like that the stone is matt too
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    There was no H&S back in the 70s! I moved to Luxi...

    There was no H&S back in the 70s! I moved to Luxi a while back , a late starter as everyone was moving on to Menzerna! With the luxi I still found myself on occasion returning to rouge to work on...
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    Yes just mix the araldite and add whatever colour...

    Yes just mix the araldite and add whatever colour you want and mix in well. I’ve never used it for the purpose you have though but as larger scale infils in place of proper resins. My feeling is that...
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    I agree with George. So much better to make your...

    I agree with George. So much better to make your own so that you know what you are working with and probably much less time wasted
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    Back in the day we used ground ebony dust, more...

    Back in the day we used ground ebony dust, more recently I’ve used crushed drawing pastels because it was all I had. I’ve used powdered dyes in the past too
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    I think Wendy may suggest super glue but I’ll...

    I think Wendy may suggest super glue but I’ll leave her to advise . Anything glue related I find wooden cocktail sticks really useful for small amounts
  14. Thread: soldering mitres

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    You could use bits of masking tape to hold them...

    You could use bits of masking tape to hold them together until you get the wiring set up and adjusted and tightened so they aren’t going anywhere and then remove the tape
  15. Thread: soldering mitres

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    I’ve only ever scored and folded which is a bit...

    I’ve only ever scored and folded which is a bit more forgiving. Have you tried wiring it? It’s what I would do but getting them on first will be a real faff before you can adjust because they’ll move...
  16. Thread: The River Otter

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    He’s wonderful Dennis. We have them in the burn...

    He’s wonderful Dennis. We have them in the burn in the village. We’ve kept a bit quiet about them over the years in case anyone wanted to harm them. I’ve watched 3 cubs playing in the small hours...
  17. Thread: Disc cutters

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    I did it a couple of times before I bought one...

    I did it a couple of times before I bought one and it was really expensive if you were to do it on a regular basis. I think the size I needed worked out about £1 each
  18. There are loads of great beginners books and an...

    There are loads of great beginners books and an endless amount of videos and tutorials out there to help it not seem so daunting. Sometimes it’s easier to watch something being done to get a feel for...
  19. Thread: Disc cutters

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    You’re now on the slippery slope! I blame another...

    You’re now on the slippery slope! I blame another forum for tempting me into the Swanstrom disc cutter, my first big spend in decades
  20. It means the thickness of the gold plating is......

    It means the thickness of the gold plating is...
    They will be mass produced, overseas probably and not made by hand . Caroline
  21. Thread: Doming blocks

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    I would dome and then add the finish

    I would dome and then add the finish
  22. As this is a makers forum I’m not sure you’ll get...

    As this is a makers forum I’m not sure you’ll get stockists for component parts like that as most people would be making from scratch
  23. Thread: Disc cutters

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    I wouldn’t go past my Swanstrom, cheaper than...

    I wouldn’t go past my Swanstrom, cheaper than Durston who are producing anything they can at a much dearer price. I had to buy it from Rio Grande though so don’t know what the extra shipping costs...
  24. Thread: Weather

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    This was the Tay a few days ago now we are in...

    This was the Tay a few days ago now we are in double figures today
    https://www.facebook.com/dereks.easel/videos/3913117352081406/
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    I usually order it with other goods when they are...

    I usually order it with other goods when they are doing free delivery and it comes by courier
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