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    I have tried Petrobond and it does not give a...

    I have tried Petrobond and it does not give a finish as fine Delft although it is less than half the price here, so bit more elbow grease my be worth it to offset the cost.
    There is a bloke down...
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    Hi Nick I usually resort to a big hammer, a big...

    Hi Nick I usually resort to a big hammer, a big vise and a suitable piece of round steel.
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    Nick well done, I would have lost patience and...

    Nick well done, I would have lost patience and gone with brazing or welding, but I suppose if you don't have access, there is more than one way to skin a cat, cast came out well too, all added up to...
  4. Thanks, yes I have seen that video a long time ago

    Thanks, yes I have seen that video a long time ago
  5. There is no link to the video?

    There is no link to the video?
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    Personally I find things like crystals a bit of a...

    Personally I find things like crystals a bit of a lucky dip where china is concerned
  7. By tile saw do you mean a powered circular saw,...

    By tile saw do you mean a powered circular saw, that is what I was suggesting, only reason I suggested a vise is if you are not au fait with using one a slight twist will leave you with a broken...
  8. You would require a Diamond saw and the saw would...

    You would require a Diamond saw and the saw would need a coolant supply plus a vise to hold the stone.
  9. Thread: Awol

    by china
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    The reason I asked is here in Australia the...

    The reason I asked is here in Australia the public system is Medicare, and there seems to be a line drawn that says if you are public patient, you a lower level of care, this has not been my...
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    I am sure the new owners will be more than...

    I am sure the new owners will be more than impressed they really came out well.
  11. Thread: The Cook Book

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    Ann Marie, how do I obtain a copy I Australia, I...

    Ann Marie, how do I obtain a copy I Australia, I assume there will be a potage cost.
  12. Does you casting company not have a finishing...

    Does you casting company not have a finishing service ?
  13. Thread: Awol

    by china
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    Good to to hear you came through it, always...

    Good to to hear you came through it, always annoying when they can't determine a cause, is NHS the public system over there.
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    Always happy to be proved wrong, I am glad it...

    Always happy to be proved wrong, I am glad it turned out so well, I had the impression that you were going the crush the quartz much smaller ( don't know where I got that from )
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    I agree with Dennis Quartz will simply disappear...

    I agree with Dennis Quartz will simply disappear I f you wish to to use some sort for resin you will need to use a stone with a contrasting colour e.g. Turquoise or highly coloured Opal ( expensive )...
  16. Thread: Awol

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    I think that is a pretty poor excuse. Hope you...

    I think that is a pretty poor excuse. Hope you you get better soon
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    If you don't ask you won't find out don't be...

    If you don't ask you won't find out don't be afraid we all had to start somewhere, there are no ridiculous questions, (well very very few) I have been doing this pretty much for 10 years and there...
  18. Thread: Copper Patina

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    Yes they do not look like they would pass the...

    Yes they do not look like they would pass the silk tie test, may just be the photo.
  19. Thread: Copper Patina

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    You could wax the surface I would be a bit...

    You could wax the surface I would be a bit concerned about the pointy bits, just my opinion.
  20. I have never seen a watch case where the lugs are...

    I have never seen a watch case where the lugs are made from folded sheet.
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    Wash it in hot soapy water, blow through with...

    Wash it in hot soapy water, blow through with compressed air while still wet dry it off with a hair dryer and try again the most likely part to be blocked will be the injector the part with the tiny...
  22. As you have already determined the part will need...

    As you have already determined the part will need to be rebuilt, probably more a job for a watchmaker, movement face and crystal will have to be removed the part repaired or a new part made and...
  23. Thread: Sacred geometry

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    Great vid nick I can watch this type of stuff all...

    Great vid nick I can watch this type of stuff all day, at the moment I have to take it easy for few days (week) after surgery
    plus the piece turned out great, I will have to check out more of you...
  24. Either buy drilled silver beads, or make them...

    Either buy drilled silver beads, or make them good learning experience and string them on elastic cord.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heBrnKKsg0M

    There are many videos on the net to choose from.
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    Interesting Stirling Silver examples seem to be...

    Interesting Stirling Silver examples seem to be available every where except the UK, you could try closing with nylon/leather faced pliers, I personally would not use plated items if the rest was...
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