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    Just as there is for woodworking chisels etc....

    Just as there is for woodworking chisels etc. there are many different devices to aid sharpening/honing I learnt as a cabinet maker to sharpen by hand I have adapted this to gravers and many other...
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    You won't find anything in the UK, the Uk uses...

    You won't find anything in the UK, the Uk uses the metric system as do most jewellers around the world (excluding USA, even they are slowly coming around ) the sponsor of this Forum has a large...
  3. Thread: Soldering aid

    by china
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    Necessity is the mother of invention!

    Necessity is the mother of invention!
  4. Thread: Soldering aid

    by china
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    This what you are looking for...

    This what you are looking for https://www.lionpunchforge.com/tools/p/lions-claw-solder-hold-down-ckzzf
    Borrowed from the welding industry, I made one at welding school 30 years ago, personally I...
  5. Thread: Two For One

    by china
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    Edible necklace, that sounds interesting, nice...

    Edible necklace, that sounds interesting, nice one as usual, a mate just became a grandad so I need to come up with something re Garnets.
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    As Dennis said it is a Counterfeit and is not...

    As Dennis said it is a Counterfeit and is not made in Korea, if it breaks down just through it out will not be worth the bother to attempt a warrantee claim, however some people have bought the low...
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    Although not a true tutorial, this gives a good...

    Although not a true tutorial, this gives a good insight and you would be able to work from it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjjzGIVHSKg
  8. Great result Maria, always feels good when you...

    Great result Maria, always feels good when you achieve the impossible.
  9. I have to agree 30 years old does not come under...

    I have to agree 30 years old does not come under vintage
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    You could also use a standard ring mandrel, raw...

    You could also use a standard ring mandrel, raw hide or nylon hammer will do the job without excessive marking on the metal.
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    Hammering is the most common way twisting the...

    Hammering is the most common way twisting the back and forth will also harden it, often not practical because of design, if you use Argentium it can be hardened in a domestic oven.
  12. Local Chamber of Commerce has lists of...

    Local Chamber of Commerce has lists of manufacturers, I just thought he/she may get some benefit, I get the impression they are standing at the edge of a deep chasm and don't realize it.
  13. Have you completed a course in business...

    Have you completed a course in business management sounds like it would be a good idea, you receive guidance in the questions you are asking. Industry is not not going to set you up as competition...
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    Pity I'm in Australia Wendy, I am 100% sure I...

    Pity I'm in Australia Wendy, I am 100% sure I could fix it.
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    Very hard to come up with a solution, it is not...

    Very hard to come up with a solution, it is not one I have come across, a couple of Ideas, are you sure the blades are genuine did you buy from a reputable source, there are counterfeits of just...
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    I can't comment on the UK, although have your...

    I can't comment on the UK, although have your check book handy.
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    "blunt after about 4cm of sawing round a semi...

    "blunt after about 4cm of sawing round a semi circle"
    No this is not normal are you using a lubricant.
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    I notice the one in the link does not post to...

    I notice the one in the link does not post to Australia one would have to ask, why does it have Australian power plug.
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    Those bench top filters are quite good, you can...

    Those bench top filters are quite good, you can make your own with an old computer power supply fan and just buy the filter and fabricate a box and stand out of just about anything.
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    Copper makes the alloy red and harder and more...

    Copper makes the alloy red and harder and more difficult to work, adding Silver negates this hardness to a certain degree, I recently made some Rose Gold the formula I used is 75%Au-21%Cu-4%Ag, I...
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    I have been using the tried and true buffing...

    I have been using the tried and true buffing stick method, for ever, I saw these ( this is a New Gizmos thread) and thought I would give them a try, one positive is when you a part way through a job...
  22. Yes I have recommended JTS to few people and they...

    Yes I have recommended JTS to few people and they have given very favorable feedback, I have not looked at it for a few years I was was put off by the low quality video
    they are in partnership with...
  23. Thread: Scrap

    by china
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    Yes I keep forgetting as I don't make a living...

    Yes I keep forgetting as I don't make a living from jewellery my tools do not have to pay for themselves
  24. Just a random Celtic interpretation

    Just a random Celtic interpretation
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    Zona Sanding stick ...

    Zona Sanding stick https://www.zonatool.net/shop/scroll-sander-sanding-tools/sanding-sticks-1-2-or-1-wide/sanding-sticks-1-or-1-2-wide-37-752-or-37-772/
    still evaluating but so far so good
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