Search:

Type: Posts; User: ps_bond; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    335

    Ah, that post-dates mine slightly - I didn't know...

    Ah, that post-dates mine slightly - I didn't know they had both been bundled into one.
    Sill excellent reference material.
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    335

    This is the flush & bezel setting set, I assume? ...

    This is the flush & bezel setting set, I assume? It's really very good.
    https://newapproachschool.com/products/bezel-flush-setting-with-diamonds-and-fragile-colored-stones
  3. Thread: Copper solder?

    by ps_bond
    Replies
    21
    Views
    8,861

    Didn't take you long to show your colours, did it?

    Didn't take you long to show your colours, did it?
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    109

    Plasticine and investment soldering.

    Plasticine and investment soldering.
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    436

    I use pH down (sodium bisulphate, exactly the...

    I use pH down (sodium bisulphate, exactly the same as standard safety pickle) too. I tend to see a bright white after pickling, even cold - perhaps you need more? Warmed is so much faster though. ...
  6. Replies
    11
    Views
    358

    I confess I rarely watch Youtube techniques...

    I confess I rarely watch Youtube techniques videos - if I do they're usually sped up as I don't have the patience for rabbiting on (possibly hypocritical given the number of tangents I can introduce...
  7. Replies
    5
    Views
    134

    Prior to 1975 rings (not wedding rings) were...

    Prior to 1975 rings (not wedding rings) were exempt. Now, yes - above 1g needs a hallmark.
    https://theassayoffice.com/current-legislation
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    134

    I'd point out this is a forum for jewellery...

    I'd point out this is a forum for jewellery makers. If you've any doubts about it being gold I would suggest you take it to a jeweller for testing, followed by contacting trading standards if it...
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    176

    When you say you've run the oxycon for several...

    When you say you've run the oxycon for several minutes, have you left the O2 tap on the torch open while doing that?
    There's a lot of volume in the line to get through before you get the higher...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    170

    How simple's simple? I have a Gravograph...

    How simple's simple? I have a Gravograph pantograph machine that I have to confess I never use - I prefer the versatility of hand-engraving lettering. The pantographs are quite mechanical (and need...
  11. Replies
    6
    Views
    247

    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand...

    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand for me to justify paying someone else to do it. I'd only feel guilty about it.
  12. Replies
    6
    Views
    247

    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type...

    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type blades which I'll be grinding to different shapes. Not prepared to buy the "expensive" ones and massacre them :)
  13. Replies
    2
    Views
    185

    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and...

    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and either checking the ads or taking one out. Say hi from me to Rebecca if you do :)
  14. Replies
    11
    Views
    555

    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's...

    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's certain locations are more common than others for spam.
  15. Thread: Torch choice

    by ps_bond
    Replies
    23
    Views
    696

    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source...

    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source for Sievert.
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    324

    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're...

    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're using them for carving small stuff.

    https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/spring-calipers (I have M&W digital verniers from these guys - while they're not...
  17. That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it...

    That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it smooth & use abrasive papers (with a soft backing - dense packing foam for example) to get it to a mirror finish before attacking anything. Once you...
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    324

    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine. Did...

    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine.
    Did you buy them from Amazon?
  19. Replies
    7
    Views
    287

    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put...

    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put out enough O2 to run reasonably hot with a Little Torch. You don't need a cylinder as well.
  20. They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution...

    They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution isn't.
  21. Replies
    13
    Views
    324

    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the...

    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the points on mine periodically (diamond polishing disc), but that's all. From the photos you've posted that looks knackered.
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    555

    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it? (Decided I...

    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it?

    (Decided I couldn't be bothered waiting for them to spam the forum for a change, so pushed the button)
  23. Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You...

    Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You might mill a wax. You might print the result. You might not use CAM at all, but build the model to render for the customer then hand-make.

    All of...
  24. With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's...

    With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's possible to polish off the germanium oxide layer - and then the stuff'll tarnish again. It needs heat to form the oxide layer; if I've understood,...
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    239

    Kerry Gregory.

    Kerry Gregory.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4