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  1. Argentium is recycled, can't help with Gold,...

    Argentium is recycled, can't help with Gold, although these days most finished precious metal items are recycled to some extent.
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    This is what a trim saw is, various types and...

    This is what a trim saw is, various types and brands available, mine is home made, https://www.gemcuts.com.au/lortone-250mm-10-trim-saw-with-motor-water-kit
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    I cut amber on my trim saw.

    I cut amber on my trim saw.
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    Carefully scrape it off wit a knife or chisel or...

    Carefully scrape it off wit a knife or chisel or some other suitable item, then file back to Silver, file the join to square it up, re solder with correct Solder, clean up as usual, you may have to...
  5. If you wish to learn how to make curb chain have...

    If you wish to learn how to make curb chain have a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GlY1pzvfqc
    it is a 4 part series, although I am of the opinion of those above, these days unless you...
  6. Thread: Carat punch

    by china
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    Skeleton Punch ...

    Skeleton Punch https://www.jewellerssupplies.com.au/product-group/29225-hallmark-stamp-bent/category/212-hallmarking I don't know of a ready made supplier in the UK
    I was under the impression...
  7. Thread: Best eye screws

    by china
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    Great to see it has been solved, also really good...

    Great to see it has been solved, also really good to see the young generation getting involved.
  8. Yes the Reflection is the one to use, it is used...

    Yes the Reflection is the one to use, it is used by high class professional polishers, except they buy in $600 containers
    When you have finished be sure to give it a protective coat to stop it...
  9. Shafts on the the polishing brushes are 2.4mm so...

    Shafts on the the polishing brushes are 2.4mm so you need a collet for 2.4mm check the Dremel website and see if they have one, Imperial is 3/32
  10. Go to 3000 then 5000, 5000 should give a pretty...

    Go to 3000 then 5000, 5000 should give a pretty good finish then go with the compounds.
    Just a note many people will say use Autosol, make the effort to get the Reflection is is a far superior...
  11. It is the reflection and the Swans down buff that...

    It is the reflection and the Swans down buff that will give you the mirror polish you wish to achieve. Local hardware such as Supercheap only cater for Handyman type supplies what you want is beyond...
  12. Thread: Best eye screws

    by china
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    Hole is most likely too small go up a size,...

    Hole is most likely too small go up a size, Personally I would drill the hole so the thread just fits and glue it in with a 5 min epoxy or a gel type super glue ( appropriate supervision would be...
  13. The metal should be void of any significant...

    The metal should be void of any significant lines/scratches before you move onto compounds, use a different wheel for each compound removing the scratches from the previous compound as you you go....
  14. Thread: Floods

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    Floods

    I noticed on the the news that London has lots of flood damage, I hope all our members in that area are all OK
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    I am not familiar enough with the unit to say

    I am not familiar enough with the unit to say
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    No it is an issue, eventually the section may...

    No it is an issue, eventually the section may come completely away, you did not pay for a broken unit, send them the photo they may say use it and if it fails at a later date they will fix it....
  17. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Rings are normally marked above the 9 o'clock and...

    Rings are normally marked above the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position, this way there is less wearing and will last longer also will not be removed if the ring is resized.
  18. I do not believe wet sanding would give much of...

    I do not believe wet sanding would give much of an advantage in this situation.
  19. Thread: Fire scale

    by china
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    No reason why you can't mix your own flux with...

    No reason why you can't mix your own flux with most commercial Flux, borax is the main ingredient, just mix with water, also allows you to make the consistency that you want, just add less or more...
  20. Caswell are a good source for metal polishing, or...

    Caswell are a good source for metal polishing, or CJS for smaller quantities, I personally recommend CJS ideal with them all the time no affiliation just a satisfied customer. re polishing mops...
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    They look pretty good from here

    They look pretty good from here
  22. Thread: Fire scale

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    (1) yes, fire scale is caused by over heating, so...

    (1) yes, fire scale is caused by over heating, so control your flame, cover the whole piece in Boric acid solution and burn off the alcohol this will leave a coating that will help resisting fire...
  23. Next step sand to 400 then 600 then 1200 then...

    Next step sand to 400 then 600 then 1200 then 1500 then 2000 then polish with Tripoli then white rouge, then finish with a cream type polish such as Reflection, then spray with a automotive clear...
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    Simplest way is with a retort stand and stainless...

    Simplest way is with a retort stand and stainless steel mesh on top and a butane torch.
    Something like this plus a torch, which if you are already making silver items you most like have a torch.
    ...
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    No reason why it wouldn't work, However although...

    No reason why it wouldn't work, However although very convenient you do not need a Kiln to produce small enamel work you can use a torch, personally I prefer enamel, I find UV resin can be a bit hit...
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