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    Bar benders

    Thank both of you for your replies. The “problem” I have is in making a pendant 25mm od out of 3.5mm square silver wire. I have managed but with a lot of cussing and hand pain! I will try to attach a...
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    Bending machines....

    Possibly but I have neither the knowledge nor equipment


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    Many thanks. Ok for 3.5mm square wire? If so,...

    Many thanks. Ok for 3.5mm square wire? If so, that’s the “answer to the maidens prayer”!


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    Agreed, but must be controlled...no natural...

    Agreed, but must be controlled...no natural predators now the wolf has gone!


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    Bending machines....

    Any recommendations please for a jewellery bending machine? I need to bend up to 3.5.mm square silver wire into rings. I have managed a few but at the expense of sore fingers and thumbs due to having...
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    Being a countryman born and breed I don’t share...

    Being a countryman born and breed I don’t share your love of Mr or Mrs Fox having lost many ducks, geese and chickens to them! But all said, wow what marvellous acrylic and silver broaches. Stand by...
  7. That I wasn’t aware off, especially after a year...

    That I wasn’t aware off, especially after a year of hard work.


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  8. Polishing Motor Machine Recommendations?

    No, I was just saying I found Cooksongold good at response and action. You didn’t mention cooksons but another supplier. You didn’t mention cooksons at all......
  9. I must say in Cooksongolds defence that I have...

    I must say in Cooksongolds defence that I have found them very quick to respond and happy to replace a couple of faulty items. One was over a year old, a sievert torch and the other faulty from the...
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    Yes tried it and must admit with my chain Dennis...

    Yes tried it and must admit with my chain Dennis is spot on.


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    Tumbling silver chains

    Great. I have always been scared stiff I would end up,with a right royal “birds nest” if I tumbled chain. I will try one of these ways.


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    Well, thanks again all of you for your input....

    Well, thanks again all of you for your input. Another little bit of knowledge to store away.
    David.
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    Broken saw blades

    I seem to remember reading that one should save the broken saw blades for some purpose. Well at last I have done a deep clean and tidy of my bench and surrounds. (I will never be able to find...
  14. I have cut one ball in half. It looks obvious the...

    I have cut one ball in half. It looks obvious the ball is of a white metal (non magnetic) with plating of copper! Annoyingly I can’t find anywhere to write to the company to ask for their comments....
  15. It’s all in the small print.....or is it?

    I had this idea....a good solid sterling silver ring made from 6mm x 1.7mm section, 21mm O/D with 4 solid drilled 5mm copper drilled balls threaded onto 1.5mm round wire across the inside diameter. ...
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    Oh ho, ho. Nobody noticed I didn’t mention the...

    Oh ho, ho. Nobody noticed I didn’t mention the actual hydraulic jack! Again ebay. Great choice. I chose one at £17.00. Still a lot cheaper than commercially available presses.


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    Yes would have welded but had the aluminium...

    Yes would have welded but had the aluminium section and I don’t have the gear to weld that.


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    bench press

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    For anyone interested I have just made a 2 ton bench press for punching out blanks and doming.
    For me it saves thrashing about with a heavy brass hammer with the risk of bounce etc....
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    Punch out your own or buy blanks?

    No. Not at all. Good subject....”different workshops”. I have added and added to my bench and side bits to make more efficient and to house more bits etc....


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    Punch out your own or buy blanks?

    So as mine is sterling silver could I theoretically melt the scrap into thin ingots and if I had a roller then role it out to produce some sheet? Sorry if this is a very basic question but this is a...
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    Punch out your own or buy blanks?

    I have just punched out a supply of round silver blanks from .7mm to 1.5mm from sheet. Inevitably there is waste on the sheet. My question....is it better to buy “ready made” from a supplier or diy...
  22. Thread: Photos!

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    Ahhh. So that’s it. I thought there was a size...

    Ahhh. So that’s it. I thought there was a size limit but couldn’t for the life of me find the reference. Yes mine were I think too big. Thanks!


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  23. Thread: Photos!

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    Photos!

    I am having big problems getting potos accepted into my album.....wrong format...wrong parameters etc etc. Some are accepted, others are chucked out as it were! Guidance please!
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    Yes. Totally agree. Buy what you need otherwise...

    Yes. Totally agree. Buy what you need otherwise it is a big gamble.
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    Good advice....thanks! David

    Good advice....thanks!
    David
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