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    Hi Dennis this is them. I managed to set them...

    Hi Dennis this is them. I managed to set them with a hammer. I tried to keep the brass lip minimal so there wasn't too much to set like you advised. I didn't need the glue in the end :)
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    Brass bezel strip

    Am I crazy to be thinking of setting two turquoise stones with 0.3mm thick brass bezel strip. Can it be done or should I reconsider?
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    Thankyou Dennis, I think it's one of my really...

    Thankyou Dennis, I think it's one of my really good makes. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. I really enjoy making things these days. I feel like I know what I'm doing, just need to...
  4. Thread: Bezel pusher

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    As far as I know you can't fully set a bullet...

    As far as I know you can't fully set a bullet cabochon because the curvature is too high. You need to use glue. Ps great ring.
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    Finished. I love the vintage garnet. It's a great...

    Finished. I love the vintage garnet. It's a great colour
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    Morning Dennis, I've taken your advice and gone...

    Morning Dennis, I've taken your advice and gone for the soldering option. It's in the pickle pot as we speak.
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    I'm definitly going to solder the bottom of the...

    I'm definitly going to solder the bottom of the rivet to the shank. I'd need something quite thick to make sure I don't compromise the rivet I think. Still debating whether to use a chunky bit of...
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    Ah I see what you mean :)

    Ah I see what you mean :)
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    I've been thinking maybe it would be more likely...

    I've been thinking maybe it would be more likely to work if I used a solid rivet, riveted in place, then drilled the setting and flush set
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    Gemstone in rivet

    I have made a flower in 0.6mm brass and want to tube rivet it to my ring shank. It will go through the centre of the flower. How do I set a facetted stone in the top of the tube. Any resources you...
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    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be...

    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be without you.
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    Hallmarking necklaces

    Does the weight of a pendant include the chain?
    Wondering if I can get away with not hallmarking a recent make. Say you have a chain with 2 pendants, is each treated as a separate item? Does it make...
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    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one...

    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one I think it would look stunning with the shank I had cast. Fingers crossed.
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    Collet without a collet block

    I have an 10mm x 6mm rectangular tourmaline (without corners). I think it would look great in a collet set into the ring band. Is it possible to make one without a collet block? I'm sort of hesitant...
  15. Thread: Plaid brooch

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    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing...

    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing about plaids. You can tell.
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    Caroline I love that idea for a wooden pin....

    Caroline I love that idea for a wooden pin. Somehow I don't know any woodturners (even through I follow lots of different crafts on insta) but I might ask around. Dennis thanks for the pin thickness,...
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    Thanks Caroline, I do have a pepe heavy duty wire...

    Thanks Caroline, I do have a pepe heavy duty wire bender if I can keep the wire flat I'll try running it through that. Jules thanks for reminding me of the copper option. Every now and again I forget...
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    Plaid brooch

    I have a commision for one of these. It's going to be clan cameron hence the oak leaf. I was wondering of I can get away with buying a rectangular strip if silver say 1.5 - 2.0mm thick and bending it...
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    Definitly not a pet koala!!! I hear they reek...

    Definitly not a pet koala!!! I hear they reek something awful!
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    They came from a fishing/shooting shop that was...

    They came from a fishing/shooting shop that was closing down. They kept their fishing flys in it. It was absolutely filthy and had foam stuck to the insides of the drawers. So it took a while to get...
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    I would love to have another desk. I think two...

    I would love to have another desk. I think two desks is the ultimate luxury particularly if you're wax carving. I have a few projects on the go too but I found having a couple of dedicated drawers to...
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    Ah the old chair leather wasn't big enough in the...

    Ah the old chair leather wasn't big enough in the end so I bought Durston's bench apron from cookson. I'm rather pleased with it, though I might need to adjust it a little as I don't think I've quite...
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    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've...

    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've found in so much better already and my productivity has improved. When you have everything to hand it makes such a difference.
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    I'm the opposite, I leave it on a little too long...

    I'm the opposite, I leave it on a little too long just to make sure :D
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    Thanks Jules and Caroline, I shall investigate...

    Thanks Jules and Caroline, I shall investigate saddle soap :)
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