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    Having looked more closely at some of their...

    Having looked more closely at some of their diamonds, I now see that colour and clarity are specified against some of their stones.
    Thanks for pointing me at Wards!
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    Thanks Peter & Dennis! Just had a quick look at...

    Thanks Peter & Dennis! Just had a quick look at Wards - they have a nice selection.
    Although I was expecting to see information about the diamond: colour, clarity, and so on. They seem to just give...
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    Where to buy diamonds?

    Having practiced with setting CZ for a while, I'd like to start making diamond jewellery for friends and family.
    Where do I start, when it comes to sourcing diamonds?
    Are there "reputable" diamond...
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    Foredom motors: SR vs LX

    Having battled with a Dremel for a while, I'm thinking of investing in a Foredom motor.
    I understand the SR goes to 18,000 rpm, and the LX to 5,000 rpm.

    From my research so far, the consensus...
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    Thank you all for the tips and suggestions!

    Thank you all for the tips and suggestions!
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    I do a lot of rock and gem cutting and polishing....

    I do a lot of rock and gem cutting and polishing.
    What are you trying to achieve?

    If you just want tumbled stones, get a tumble polisher.
    If you want faceted stones, get a faceting machine.
    If...
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    I run the ball burrs slowly, and they seem to...

    I run the ball burrs slowly, and they seem to grind away metal efficiently. No chatter. I started the setting burr at about 5,000 rpm (2mm diameter burr), and gradually increased all the way to...
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    Definitely not in reverse! Drills and ball burrs...

    Definitely not in reverse! Drills and ball burrs cut just fine.
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    Stone setting burs won't cut!

    I am just getting started with stone setting, and have a question about the use of stone setting burrs.
    I have a selection of Busch burrs.

    I'm starting with a drill, then removing the bulk of...
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