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    I've used a stainless bowl in the past, it was...

    I've used a stainless bowl in the past, it was one I nicked from the kitchen, I used it with dilute sulphuric acid. I find it far more convenient to use a crock pot, much less fumy and less likely to...
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    "Unless the article is exempt" The document...

    "Unless the article is exempt"

    The document that describes this is here:
    ...
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    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568906/hallmarking-guidance-notes-october-2016.pdf

    Page 13

    It's an exempt article.
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    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hallmar...

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hallmarking-guidance-notes/hallmarking-is-the-law-guidance-summary

    "All items (over certain weights) sold in the UK and described as being made from...
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    Given the health and safety concerns of lead...

    Given the health and safety concerns of lead these days I would think it's pewter(tin). I've only ever used lead but that was years ago. It's fully recyclable, the down side is that it can muck up...
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    I came across this clip today which you may find...

    I came across this clip today which you may find interesting.
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CYv2zDuFMF-
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    He has done a follow up video that discusses the...

    He has done a follow up video that discusses the mould failure. He allowed for the thickness of the metal but the 3d software had an adaptive mode switched on which automatically adjusted the other...
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    It is available to the ordinary punter. An...

    It is available to the ordinary punter. An interesting article, this is an article about the same part which comes with a video.
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    It can be a bit of a black art to find the sweet...

    It can be a bit of a black art to find the sweet spot for a particular cutter and that can be different when the cutter is new and really sharp and after it has been used for a while.

    On a related...
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    I think that what is probably happening is that...

    I think that what is probably happening is that the tool tip is heating up and the plastic is sticking to it. This also can happen when machining aluminium, the chips that come off can become welded...
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    Great idea Matt which has produced a very nice...

    Great idea Matt which has produced a very nice spoon. I like the stone set in the handle.
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    The methods that require heavy duty equipment may...

    The methods that require heavy duty equipment may not be available to you but there are methods to shape sheet into hollow forms that are suitable for one offs or short runs. They are based on a...
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    Here is a further video of a spoon being forged...

    Here is a further video of a spoon being forged and stamped. He uses tin instead of lead that the old spoonies used to use. You should be able to see how this method could be used to shape a hollow...
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    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment....

    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment. There are some significant forces produced. The pushers are large and fit under the arm so that you can get your body weight behind the tool as the video...
  15. This one shows a more conventional use of the...

    This one shows a more conventional use of the ring bender and use of the hammer afterwards.

    https://youtu.be/8nW_UbP3a1g
  16. Here's a video of how Dexter signet rings does...

    Here's a video of how Dexter signet rings does it.

    https://youtu.be/6SG5pg9heu0
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    Hi Karen, Yes I am happy with the Eakins...

    Hi Karen,

    Yes I am happy with the Eakins Microscope although I don't have any experience with other scopes so can't do a comparison. It enables me to do more detailed work that I would not be able...
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    How do you pick up the item? Do you touch it at...

    How do you pick up the item? Do you touch it at all with your fingers and if so is it by the corners?

    Just trying to rule out possible problems.

    I've had some chips on the edge even when it has...
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    Its not clear from the photos what can be seen...

    Its not clear from the photos what can be seen under the chips. Is it bare metal or is it white enamel?
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    On Android you open the image with the photos app...

    On Android you open the image with the photos app and then click on the "lens" button. It comes up with this;
    https://www.lymited.com/buy/cartier-gold-topaz-and-diamond-necklace-1950s
  21. Thread: New toy

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    Very nice indeed Bob.

    Very nice indeed Bob.
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    Very nice ring, I love your method of texture....

    Very nice ring, I love your method of texture. I've been looking at making something similar but have not taken the plunge yet.
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    I agree. I've raised a number of vessels with...

    I agree. I've raised a number of vessels with both hammer and spinning. I've never raised one with a spherical bottom. The methods I've used for estimating blank size has been stated by James. I've...
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    James Miller Instagram

    A few images of James popped up on Instagram today from 1982

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNKUhUhgg22/

    Very nice work.
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    With a piece like this perhaps you could design...

    With a piece like this perhaps you could design it so that the joint is positioned hidden under one of the claws.
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