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    I would agree with Les. If nothing else has...

    I would agree with Les. If nothing else has changed and it’s been lying about then it is probably dirty. I rub down my solder strip before every use and before cutting pallions
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    I didn’t like to say in case I was accused of...

    I didn’t like to say in case I was accused of being mean to new members again:/
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    I seem to remember a discussion a long time ago...

    I seem to remember a discussion a long time ago about working in France but it’ll no no longer be relevant since Brexit. The gift that keeps on giving
    I found this but don’t know how helpful is is...
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    I’ve always had cheap ones and have never had a...

    I’ve always had cheap ones and have never had a seepage problem. If it’s allowed to boiled dry perhaps? I only heat mine up when I need it though and it isn’t on all the time. I’ve only used alum of...
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    I’m Edinburgh and we had such bad experiences as...

    I’m Edinburgh and we had such bad experiences as a nearly all girl dept at ECA. We didn’t have the experience of Goldsmiths but a basement hatch and a grumpy old man in a brown coat! It’s like night...
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    I always have as I’ve had mine since 1979. Tbh it...

    I always have as I’ve had mine since 1979. Tbh it mostly doesn’t seem to matter to most except perhaps American tourists. It just means a lot to me
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    Thanks Wendy , Jules confirmed with BAO. He just...

    Thanks Wendy , Jules confirmed with BAO.
    He just gets over anxious when buying his wife’s Christmas as he’s not a fb user. All done and dusted now. At least he’s early this year!
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    For professional people he doesn’t follow...

    For professional people he doesn’t follow instruction well.I’ve even been through my recent post to try and see if she has liked pieces. So had he unfortunately and all were sold, one 10 years ago! I...
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    Yes well over I’m afraid. I don’t have enough...

    Yes well over I’m afraid. I don’t have enough pieces to merit an assay visit and I don’t intend to make anymore this year unless a few underweight earrings. I’d got it into my fuzzy head that because...
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    Don’t start me about the whole palaver Jules,...

    Don’t start me about the whole palaver Jules, it’s been nightly emails for more than a week! It’ll end up being a pr of earrings which given the time spent will be a loss
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    Thanks Jules for going to the bother . Oh well...

    Thanks Jules for going to the bother . Oh well it’ll be earrings then after all this palaver!
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    Assay required for US?

    I know this is somewhere but I canít find it. Sorry. I usually send pieces already hallmarked but my customer has liked a piece that isnít and probably wonít be this year. I know they donít have to...
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    Apparently Amazon does a bangle sizer, he sent me...

    Apparently Amazon does a bangle sizer, he sent me a link. It’s a metal one a bit like a ring sizer.
    Thankfully we’ve had a discussion and it’s being put off until she feels able to do a bit of...
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    We’ve had a conversation Dennis and a cuff has...

    We’ve had a conversation Dennis and a cuff has been put on hold until it’s safe to shop in the US. We’ll look at a custom made one when she knows if she can even wear one. Not all wrists are cuff...
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    Iím very tempted Dennis. They are nice people and...

    Iím very tempted Dennis. They are nice people and have bought a few pieces in the past but cuffs are such a difficult thing without trying. Iíve suggested that she might want to look at something...
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    Yes I had to google and I think it’s the big...

    Yes I had to google and I think it’s the big cuffs even amulets! Not the ones with letters which are stackers. My BIL tells me there have been about 7 series so that’s a lot of jewellery. Anyway they...
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    Sizing cuff

    I’m at my wit’s end so bear with me!
    I have a customer in the US who has decided this Christmas that his wife wants a cuff like those worn in Schitt’s Creek. Never seen it but you can buy cheap...
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    She said silver sheet. Have you tried unscrewing...

    She said silver sheet.
    Have you tried unscrewing the 2 plates, I’m assuming that’s how the cheaper versions are put together? I unscrew the lever handle on mine
  19. Thread: Hi mikee question

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    I thought you had many questions to ask, we don’t...

    I thought you had many questions to ask, we don’t have so much time to read articles
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    I realise that the monetary value to the church...

    I realise that the monetary value to the church doesn’t matter but it’s important if the person repairing it doesn’t have the experience and you are liable. Do you have insurance to cover it?
    Will...
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    Hi John welcome to the forum I think you’re...

    Hi John welcome to the forum

    I think you’re crazy if you think it’s good and you’ve never done anything like this before! If you think it’s gold then I’d weigh it and look at today’s gold price...
  22. My husband thought the same as you Bob

    My husband thought the same as you Bob
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    I buy laser cut patterns on Etsy and they come...

    I buy laser cut patterns on Etsy and they come from Canada. Curtain tape is quite good and even packaging paper. You just have to try different things on copper
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    Mine is so old that it’s numbered 294 but that’ll...

    Mine is so old that it’s numbered 294 but that’ll be the one!
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    The largest burner on the sievert will probably...

    The largest burner on the sievert will probably do it, I’ve only ever used it for soldering cuffs and the first time the noise scared the bejesus out of me!
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