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  1. I am Canadian in Calgary but most courses are...

    I am Canadian in Calgary but most courses are college art related or hobbiest type classes
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    You can masking tape a small strip of emery to...

    You can masking tape a small strip of emery to the back side of a drill bit or bur depending on size needed and load it into your freedom

    When it comes to polishing you can just use cotton ball...
  3. I have seen a few samples from other people who...

    I have seen a few samples from other people who were laser sintering cheap silver very rough and it was not great but I thought if you could refine it and control the waste and keep from cross...
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    These are great for fine finishing and once you...

    These are great for fine finishing and once you use the 9 micron and the 30 micron lines are gone you can polish with fabulustre or rouge only no Tripoli required
    You can also add the thrumming...
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    Ok I will use 3m micro finishing or polishing...

    Ok I will use 3m micro finishing or polishing paper cut in very fine strips 2 mm to 3 mm depending on the job and mounted it into my saw frame feed it through and use. It is 30 micron and 9 micron I...
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    Best I find to brighten those tiny areas and...

    Best I find to brighten those tiny areas and burnish the surface a bit is a magnetic tumbler with steel pins
    Alternatively you can polish the tip of a Dull ball bur removing the teeth and sharp...
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    I have had many encounters with this lately, it...

    I have had many encounters with this lately, it is frustrating. I was just asked to tidy up a ring which had seven out of eight culets ground off, I objected to touching the job and was met with...
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    You might try to start of with a wide plain shank...

    You might try to start of with a wide plain shank in metal then with a scribe mark out where your curves would be, mark your stone placements, then carve away the excess metal do this slowly and be...
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    I also see your bases are paper and I am guessing...

    I also see your bases are paper and I am guessing you are using pt investment
    Extra time
    Extra steps and extra clean up
    Extra cost
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    Our mill is the Revo 540B it is ten years old and...

    Our mill is the Revo 540B it is ten years old and has its quirks but it works for us.

    What printer are you using?

    We had the HR Invision sold it about two years after we bought it.

    Replaced...
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    How do you make THIS?

    The ring I would hand fabricate it is too much to CAD, mill, cast, clean and ...

    Less time and better result with handmade

    We have been CAD users since 2005 and the biggest glitch with CAD is...
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    Silver does that in the sonic sometimes. It is...

    Silver does that in the sonic sometimes. It is from the cavitation and you need to redo the polish and don't sonic as long. I don't know exactly why it happens and it doesn't happen every time. We...
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    If you use the back side for the figures it...

    If you use the back side for the figures it should match the curvature of the front maybe split the front side bangle and make two pieces same look place the figures where they look best
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    I think it is best to discuss and make enough...

    I think it is best to discuss and make enough money to enjoy the job and not feel rushed. I have always been skiddish of charging family and friends, but those people should above all others value...
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    My website is www.precisionring.com

    My website is www.precisionring.com
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    I have added a small amount of 1.5mm steel beads...

    I have added a small amount of 1.5mm steel beads to the mix and it seems to help, I also use the tumble soap and change it when it goes black if the liquid stays white or a bit grey the pieces come...
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    Thank you I am looking forward to it.

    Thank you I am looking forward to it.
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    Hello from Calgary

    I have been on this forum since last year and am really enjoying the posts, I own a small jewellery workshop in Calgary, Alberta Canada my website is ***
    All the images are our work made by me and...
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    I have been working with platinum 95/5 iridium...

    I have been working with platinum 95/5 iridium and I use a propane/oxygen torch to fuse and melt small amounts. I have to tell you it takes a lot of heat and it takes more time to finish but the...
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    Clean it and clean borax and alcohol and don't...

    Clean it and clean borax and alcohol and don't premelt the solder I have started to give the solder a light sand to clean it and if I can have the pieces really flush no gap. Prep then clean then...
  21. air holes / blow holes in gold and silver

    For the red you mix a fresh batch of sparex and then with no borax on the piece warm the ring with the torch and let it go brown and then quench the ring in the fresh pickle solution, alternatively...
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