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  1. Totally agree with Caroline, I would always...

    Totally agree with Caroline, I would always finish to one grade before a full mirror finish before putting a matt finish on, not use it to hide imperfections.
  2. Thread: Re tempering

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    Surgical steel works much better for pins, I only...

    Surgical steel works much better for pins, I only use that now as recommended by Dennis a few years ago, it is far stronger.
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    Loving the morning entertainment today Peter...

    Loving the morning entertainment today Peter :rofl:
  4. Thread: New site

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    The thread is from 2018 Dennis. More importantly...

    The thread is from 2018 Dennis.
    More importantly though , I want to know how Arpan knows the website is not mobile friendly since the website address in not on this thread :rofl:
    My guess would be...
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    Soldering a small item onto a larger item is...

    Soldering a small item onto a larger item is slightly tricky.
    You need to make sure that you thoroughly heat the large item first and then as the large item starts to glow red you can direct the...
  6. You can't , you would need to remove it.

    You can't , you would need to remove it.
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    I am on my second within a year, the glass on the...

    I am on my second within a year, the glass on the lid of the first all blew out one day whilst it was on, very disconcerting!
    I just don't think things are generally made very well these days.
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    But if there is no movement before you start...

    But if there is no movement before you start pushing the metal over then you won't risk having movement when it's finished.
    You do need to be able to get it in and out though so don't try and force...
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    You can but it will then take longer to set and...

    You can but it will then take longer to set and you will struggle to get a perfect finish.
    The more perfect the bezel when the stone goes in the more chance you have of getting a beautiful finish...
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    That was decidedly poor English wasn't it? It...

    That was decidedly poor English wasn't it?
    It won't let me edit now but yes, what I meant to say was don't try to save time by NOT getting the bezel perfect before setting.
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    Yes, the better the fit the neater and easier it...

    Yes, the better the fit the neater and easier it will be to set, don't try to save time in adjusting the bezel to perfect before setting :)
    I have the book but tbh aside from a few tips stone...
  12. Thread: Pickle solution

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    I have no idea, I use the safety pickle from...

    I have no idea, I use the safety pickle from Cooksons.
    try it and you will soon find out :)
  13. Thread: Pickle solution

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    I use mine until it has got too low then if its...

    I use mine until it has got too low then if its dirty I wash out and redo but if not I just top up.
    Heating it in a slow cooker with the lid on when I need it then leaving it switched off between...
  14. An interesting and informative post Lux, thanks...

    An interesting and informative post Lux, thanks for taking the time.
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    Not yet Dennis , still waiting for somebody to...

    Not yet Dennis , still waiting for somebody to buy my farm......
    I did go back last month for a week with friends though, rather nice not to be blinded by the sun every time you step outside tbh ;)
  16. Best not to eat it then ;)

    Best not to eat it then ;)
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    He is rather lovely though Dennis.

    He is rather lovely though Dennis.
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    Also, store your silver with an anti tarnish tab...

    Also, store your silver with an anti tarnish tab so it doesn't need as much cleaning :)
  19. I bought mine a few years ago now but yes, it did...

    I bought mine a few years ago now but yes, it did come with two Dies.
  20. I actually use 9ct white standard pins and...

    I actually use 9ct white standard pins and butterflies now as they are much stronger and more secure than silver and easier for customers to deal with.
    Omega are ok but silver posts are quite...
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    I wouldn't dip it as you would be risking...

    I wouldn't dip it as you would be risking contaminants entering the flux which could create issues with soldering later on.
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    I find that coating the whole piece with Auroflux...

    I find that coating the whole piece with Auroflux before soldering or annealing helps prevent firestain forming.
    If I do get some I polish out with the Everflex burrs which are my polishing regime...
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    If it left you in perfect condition then it will...

    If it left you in perfect condition then it will be either because of the oils in the customers skin or some product they have exposed it to - perfumes,oils etc.
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    I rarely bother and have never had an issue with...

    I rarely bother and have never had an issue with hallmarking.
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    Thats turned out really nice :)

    Thats turned out really nice :)
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