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  1. Hmmm...buying precious metals on AliBaba sounds...

    Hmmm...buying precious metals on AliBaba sounds very risky to me.

    Allied have not replied to any of my emails, so I guess I’ll have to try ringing them.
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    You need to get some ACF-50. It’s wonderful...

    You need to get some ACF-50. It’s wonderful stuff. Comes in both oil and grease forms, so you can use whichever is best for the application, but it chemically prevents rust from forming, and will...
  3. I assumed it was a website glitch, but Iíll try...

    I assumed it was a website glitch, but Iíll try getting in touch with them, since it looks like they are going to be the best source. Thanks. :-)
  4. Thanks! I’ll try emailing them.

    Thanks! I’ll try emailing them.
  5. Looking for a UK source for Argentium silver chain...

    I have Googled and looked, and canít seem to find anyone selling Argentium chain in the UK. The only place I found that looked really promising was Allied Gold, but I filled out the form to make an...
  6. I guess the best plan is to buy some small...

    I guess the best plan is to buy some small samples and test them. I was hoping there were some “standard” recipes in use for alloys that were known...guess not.
  7. If I were planning on doing a lot of it, that...

    If I were planning on doing a lot of it, that would be a good way forward, but honestly I’m mostly looking for some small quantities of wire in various gauges, maybe some findings, and matching...
  8. Me neither. :-D

    Me neither. :-D
  9. Just had a look. Nothing like that there. :-(

    Just had a look. Nothing like that there. :-(
  10. Unfortunately not. They only have to comply with...

    Unfortunately not. They only have to comply with the law. The EU Nickel Directive has some sort of standard test for nickel release, and if it passes that, it is compliant (regardless of whether the...
  11. Does anyone know the composition of gold alloys currently being sold in the UK/EU?

    Hello,

    Question is in the title. :-)

    Essentially, Iím trying to find out if nickel is still commonly being used in gold alloys, such as the material available here at Cooksonís. I did email...
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    I’m seeing a lot of silicon carbide grit...

    I’m seeing a lot of silicon carbide grit available, which I know is the abrasive on my emery paper (which works very effectively on titanium). Do you think that’s worth a try? How is it used? Do you...
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    My pieces are mostly earrings, and tend to have...

    My pieces are mostly earrings, and tend to have delicate wires and such. A bench polisher seems like it wouldn’t be a good fit for those, but I totally can see how it would be a better way to polish...
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    Barrel polishing titanium jewellery?

    Hello,

    I make (grade 1) titanium jewellery, and was wondering if there was some type of polishing compound or polishing medium I could use in my barrelling machine to get an at least...
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