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    I don’t feel so bad now Dennis. You are to...

    I don’t feel so bad now Dennis. You are to drawplates what I am to hammers. In fact I think you win. Or is it the other way round, well you know what I mean.
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    If you ask on a forum of makers you’ll get mixed...

    If you ask on a forum of makers you’ll get mixed views on manufacturing abroad. It’s probably not something any or many have experience of as jewellers and silversmiths.
    Hope your samples are up to...
  3. A planishing hammer was one of our basic toolkit...

    A planishing hammer was one of our basic toolkit when I trained and would do the job. I did recently treat myself to a new Fretz planishing hammer after 40 years but it was a present to myself!
    A...
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    Will they accept it taped up,Dan? Maybe have a...

    Will they accept it taped up,Dan? Maybe have a word with them about the scratches. I’m hard pressed to know they’ve even touched mine when it comes back from Edinburgh
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    Totally off the top of my head if Peter thinks it...

    Totally off the top of my head if Peter thinks it isn’t viable to resize. Your son has tried all fingers, it could possibly be worn as a thumb ring which is quite popular?
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    These are wonderfully quirky and fun Dennis, the...

    These are wonderfully quirky and fun Dennis, the wire one looks very male in posture. As usual the recipient is very lucky.
    Do you see a lot of urban foxes?
    We have a Red Squirrel obsession this...
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    Not a great fan of shipping out to cheap labour...

    Not a great fan of shipping out to cheap labour no matter what their website says but I’ve nothing else to add as I don’t mass produce
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    I’d say the same about riveting. Without seeing...

    I’d say the same about riveting. Without seeing the clock design it’s up to you whether the rivets are the same colour or as an artistic element a contrasting colour
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    I think you maybe misread my post if that’s what...

    I think you maybe misread my post if that’s what you’re referring to defending
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    Sometimes I wonder if any of us know what we’re...

    Sometimes I wonder if any of us know what we’re doing when you listen to Joe Public!
  12. That’s what I’d bookmarked ages ago...

    That’s what I’d bookmarked ages ago https://tiranti.co.uk/product-category/modelling-materials/waxes/

    I did have another specifically for was but it doesn’t seem to exist now
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    Folks don’t tend to deal with Cousins for...

    Folks don’t tend to deal with Cousins for anything likely to break down. They have notoriously bad customers service and you’ll be unlikely to get a refund or replacement
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    Iíve only heard of oiling amber. I used to meet...

    Iíve only heard of oiling amber. I used to meet amber lovers and dealers at the local auction and it was always suggested that amber beads should be given an oil
  15. Thread: Gold soldering

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    Glad to hear it Ian. You can always rely on...

    Glad to hear it Ian. You can always rely on Dennis though to give you the best of advice, we’ve become like a double act recently now that it’s so quiet!
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    Or perhaps even selling them!

    Or perhaps even selling them!
  17. Thread: Gold soldering

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    Maybe it needed a male response although I do...

    Maybe it needed a male response although I do have 40 years on the clock:)
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    I did answer on the other thread or at least I...

    I did answer on the other thread or at least I thought I did
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    You can’t really go wrong with borax. I’m...

    You can’t really go wrong with borax. I’m assuming it’s a cone ? It’s what I was trained to use but a lot of us have got a bit lazy and use the auflux liquid from Cookson now
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    You won’t find Dremel being promoted on here if...

    You won’t find Dremel being promoted on here if you can afford anything better Noisy, terrible vibrations, mine is still in its box at the back of the cupboard in the tool cemetery
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    Hi both. We’re happy to help with specific...

    Hi both. We’re happy to help with specific questions on projects you are working on and help with any problems you’re having.Most people on here are professional jewellers which is why it’s so quiet...
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    Hi welcome to the forum. The amber shouldn’t be...

    Hi welcome to the forum.
    The amber shouldn’t be chipping, it’s a resin and I have a lot of raw amber and have never known it to be that fragile. It is a bit softer though. I’ve never known it flake...
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    You can buy the fine silver on a roll...

    You can buy the fine silver on a roll specifically for filigree High is handy but I didn’t use it for that purpose in the end.I melt it for making balls for granulation
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    I think the colours would work, sorry meant to...

    I think the colours would work, sorry meant to comment when I first saw them.When I saw them on fb I didn’t pick up the bottle opener immediately, they would make good key holders as well
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    That’s very stylish Dennis

    That’s very stylish Dennis
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