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    Nice one thats good

    Nice one thats good
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    What are the rings made from ?

    What are the rings made from ?
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    I have had ear posts stamped with my hallmark...

    I have had ear posts stamped with my hallmark they are made from .8mm wire you could specify separate links I guess or make the link from hallmarked wire you join the chain with, you would have to...
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    Whats it resting on ?

    Whats it resting on ?
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    I usually soak the flask for 2 hours minimum. Yes...

    I usually soak the flask for 2 hours minimum. Yes very fine detail the hotter flask temperature keeps the metal liquid longer so it can fill all the smaller voids.
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    I don't think there is really an ideal , just the...

    I don't think there is really an ideal , just the lowest temp you can get a complete casting from. With my kiln which may not be calibrated I can go down to 530 ish for heavy stuff and If its lots of...
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    I've not cast with 800 but with sterling if its...

    I've not cast with 800 but with sterling if its black I take it as the metal or the flask was to hot. You can put a charcoal block over the flask as soon as it poured this may help a bit. It should...
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    You can get stainless steel shot that stops this....

    You can get stainless steel shot that stops this. If you put coca cola in it and spin it will clean them up. I always remove and dry. I change the liquid everytime not sure what others do
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    It also depends on the weight if its below 7.78...

    It also depends on the weight if its below 7.78 grams it can be marked 925 or 999 by yourself, You still can have it hallmarked below 7.78 grams and as above it would be marked as sterling.
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    The shop in Stockport closed down a while back...

    The shop in Stockport closed down a while back now, there Facebook page says they have retired https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterMinerals/
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    I use propane and an oxygen generator in my...

    I use propane and an oxygen generator in my torch. But I melt metal electrically. Personally I would buy the grain already alloyed if you are not familiar with making it gets very expensive quickly....
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_channel=AlecSteele


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_channel=AlecSteele

    He is a blacksmith ,he makes some fantastic things. A...
  13. Thread: Gold solder

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    I think its nicer to solder than silver. it...

    I think its nicer to solder than silver. it doesn't eat the heat up as much. if you only need a small amount wire will probs work out cheaper. well maybe more expensive but cheaper to buy a smaller...
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    They came out really well !

    They came out really well !
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    If you are just reshaping, its ok to work with....

    If you are just reshaping, its ok to work with. its like platinum ish, If you need to resize I would be careful taking the job on if you are not sure. Also don't beat it so much as it will need...
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    that looks great nice job

    that looks great nice job
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    Alumi-UV Resin is a great way to finish it. you...

    Alumi-UV Resin is a great way to finish it. you can use a cheap nail curing light to set it as long as the wave length matches
  18. Thread: Rio grande

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    I personally always found out it works out a bit...

    I personally always found out it works out a bit more expensive when you add import tax if applicable and the money the courier company charges for 'processing'. But Ive not ordered from the states...
  19. Thread: Awol

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    Hope you feel better soon

    Hope you feel better soon
  20. I had the Sylvia Wicks one in my head too Dennis

    I had the Sylvia Wicks one in my head too Dennis
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    cutting sheet 3mm wide would be a pain I imagine...

    cutting sheet 3mm wide would be a pain I imagine not really sure but it does seem very expensive your right
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    https://www.cooksongold.com/Wire/Sterling-Silver-R...

    https://www.cooksongold.com/Wire/Sterling-Silver-Rectangular-Wire---3.2mm-X-1.6mm-Fully-Annealed,-100-Recycled-Silver-prcode-KSA-320&add=n

    it works out just over a tenner

    size is a bit big but...
  23. You could scan it ,make a replica lug from that...

    You could scan it ,make a replica lug from that and then print and cast it then laser it on. Gold is very mailable there's a good chance you can reshape and burnish the damage out I think that may be...
  24. You could possibly cut the lug off, make a new...

    You could possibly cut the lug off, make a new one and laser it on. I would still take it apart to do.then refinish the case. The metal would be more than your first figure I would imagine.
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    The first one looks a bit high I think it should...

    The first one looks a bit high I think it should be room temp but i could be reading it wrong
    I think that investment is something like this for a 3"x 3" flask
    room temp to 230 for 1.5 hours ...
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