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  1. Thread: Tripoli problem

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    That’s the joys of polishing Ian. Even with...

    That’s the joys of polishing Ian. Even with extraction I have a fine layer of polishing compound . Strangely even if I haven’t used the polisher for 9 months which has happened this still happens
  2. Thread: Air conditioning

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    We don’t get midgies down here in Fife in the...

    We don’t get midgies down here in Fife in the same way, that’s more a west coast problem. We had the flying ant influx but it only lasted for a day and gave the swallows and swifts such a feeding...
  3. Thread: Air conditioning

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    Not a problem in Scotland, we just open a window...

    Not a problem in Scotland, we just open a window or door:) neither of which I really want to do just now
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    Good luck with this. You’re limited by pick up...

    Good luck with this. You’re limited by pick up only and you may find that people want to buy items but don’t need the lot. A friend recently sold his brothers workshop content up here pre covid but...
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    I didn’t see the bit about granules. I use paste...

    I didn’t see the bit about granules. I use paste as well but I take off the excess with a wooden cocktail stick otherwise you can get a sort of filigree of excess melted solder which doesn’t look good
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    I’ve never used it but always thought gallery...

    I’ve never used it but always thought gallery wire was a stand alone for bezels and not soldered on top
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    Sadly there is a huge amount of snobbery in the...

    Sadly there is a huge amount of snobbery in the jewellery world about costume jewellery Alastair. I used a lot of Perspex and resin back in the 70s and 80s and have been returning to resins recently....
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    It’s all about design and use of materials and...

    It’s all about design and use of materials and techniques Dennis. There are some purists on social media forums who believe that work such as mine is little more than basic art college training and...
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    I’ve just noticed his feet Dennis, how are they...

    I’ve just noticed his feet Dennis, how are they attached? The more I look at him I find him joyful. Thanks for that as it’s very dreich and wet up here
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    Loving Tommy, he has such character. He would...

    Loving Tommy, he has such character. He would have made a fun hat badge as well Dennis
  11. I used to buy all my big spend books from US...

    I used to buy all my big spend books from US Amazon as they were at least half the price even with postage. I haven’t looked in a while for anything else assuming they would have got too expensive....
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    I can’t say I’ve ever seen brass spoons , copper...

    I can’t say I’ve ever seen brass spoons , copper ladles yes and I have some bronze forks. Apart from the points raised by Dennis it would always need cleaned because some food had reacted. Having...
  13. Hi Gill welcome to the forum I’ve not heard...

    Hi Gill welcome to the forum
    I’ve not heard anyone mention Pepe tools much other than China who is in Australia.
    Have you tried contacting either Foredom or Pepe to see if they can tell you?
    I’ve...
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    Can I ask if you are asking where to go and for...

    Can I ask if you are asking where to go and for costs within the UK? I see that you paid for them in dollars so I’m assuming you didn’t ship copper to here.. I have no expertise on this alloy, I...
  15. Thread: Which micromotor

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    That sounds perfect. I think I found that it was...

    That sounds perfect. I think I found that it was cheaper to buy a pendant motor than it was to buy the hammer action micromotor unit.
    Anything will be quieter than a dremel!
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    I just use my snips. I cut a couple of inches up...

    I just use my snips. I cut a couple of inches up the hard solder strip dividing into wire width and just cut off pallions for a job. I’ve tried being organised and cutting a lot in advance but I get...
  17. As you seem to be going for white metal and went...

    As you seem to be going for white metal and went to the 2 extremes in cost have you thought about white gold as it’s an engagement ring?
    Why would you need a mill when you can buy the exact amount...
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    I never use anything but the middle burner and it...

    I never use anything but the middle burner and it does the majority of work. The number is different on mine it’s so old! It didn’t come with a neck tube and I’ve never felt the need to add one tbh....
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    We have those awkward spots that need a wee...

    We have those awkward spots that need a wee plunger thingy to take out the bulb as you can’t get your fingers in. Sometimes we can’t remember where we put it so that’s good to know Dennis, I just...
  20. Well mine was purely geographical as I trained in...

    Well mine was purely geographical as I trained in Edinburgh and it’s the only one in Scotland so it was convenient.i didn’t know there were other options 40 years ago. It might be worth looking at...
  21. Thread: Which micromotor

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    That’s exactly how I feel. Although it’s now...

    That’s exactly how I feel. Although it’s now cheaper from Cookson than mine was it is still a dreadful amount of money and I can’t justify it either for the amount of use I put it through
  22. That seems the way to go as the setting up costs...

    That seems the way to go as the setting up costs are quite high. You don’t need to register at an Assay Office near you unless you mean to deliver by hand. Some of my friends in a England are...
  23. Thread: Which micromotor

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    I swear by my Foredom Only because I havenít had...

    I swear by my Foredom Only because I havenít had anything else. It was a present and I wanted it mainly with a hammer hand piece but canít afford to pay the same again and it seemed churlish at the...
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    I don’t feel so bad now Dennis. You are to...

    I don’t feel so bad now Dennis. You are to drawplates what I am to hammers. In fact I think you win. Or is it the other way round, well you know what I mean.
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    If you ask on a forum of makers you’ll get mixed...

    If you ask on a forum of makers you’ll get mixed views on manufacturing abroad. It’s probably not something any or many have experience of as jewellers and silversmiths.
    Hope your samples are up to...
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