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    The reason I am interested, is as you say you can...

    The reason I am interested, is as you say you can spend a lot of money on draw plates, I have a couple of expensive ones ( $120 ) and several cheapies ($13 ) and at this stage the only difference in...
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    I don't think any fancy hammer has been used to...

    I don't think any fancy hammer has been used to achieve that finish, looks to me more like a casting and just a rough as guts finishing job wit a file or similar.
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    Hi Dennis where did you get your triangle plates,...

    Hi Dennis where did you get your triangle plates, are they carbide or cheapies.

    Bob
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    I use this method about 0.56 on video ...

    I use this method about 0.56 on video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl34UEa64KU&t=36s
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    I tried to be diplomatic, down here they are a...

    I tried to be diplomatic, down here they are a pest, for a time in the seventies I made a living out of controlling them.
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    Personally I would remove the Onyx and use the...

    Personally I would remove the Onyx and use the same gold to remake the ring in a smaller size, this will in my opinion produce the cleanest most satisfying result, not bits a pieces stuck here and...
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    That acrylic one , looks right at you, my friends...

    That acrylic one , looks right at you, my friends daughter ( 6yr old) loves Foxes, she has quilt cover covered in them , she wants one as a pet.
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    You can never have enough tools, "emergency tube...

    You can never have enough tools, "emergency tube cutter" drill hole in a piece of PVC or similar same size as rivet, push rivet in, cut to size through PCV and rivet and Bob's" your Unckle.
    or use a...
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    I there no one in your own country ( where ever...

    I there no one in your own country ( where ever that is) that can do it.
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    Dennis I agree a tube rivet would be the easiest,...

    Dennis I agree a tube rivet would be the easiest, although to match the colour you would need a bronze rivet, I know of none available you could make your own
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    Hi Sandra, I think you have answered your own...

    Hi Sandra, I think you have answered your own question a rivet would be my choice, I would use bronze as you say to match the colour, shape the front side to your liking then peen over the back...
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    I get the unlucky bit with Opal all the time, I...

    I get the unlucky bit with Opal all the time, I just explain about the myth and that Cleopatra though just the opposite, I have had the Greenies tell me off for torturing Oysters to get Pearls
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    I 'm must be doing it the hard way I bought a...

    I 'm must be doing it the hard way I bought a expensive little drilling machine
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    Thank you for that, some one some where is...

    Thank you for that, some one some where is telling people to oil their pearls to keep them in top condition, two people I have made Pearl jewellery for have asked me this, "They had heard it" my...
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    pearls and olive oil

    Hi,

    Specifically a question for the resident Pearl Guru Wendy (Pearlescence) although I am open to all opinions, is it correct that every so often, the owner of Pearl Jewellery should apply a tiny...
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    I made my own, the dust extractor is the...

    I made my own, the dust extractor is the expensive part, with many commercial units the duct extraction is severely lacking. Have a look here for commercial unit ...
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    No lost wax casting requires more than gravity to...

    No lost wax casting requires more than gravity to invest the metal, and the mold would get hot, this is what I understand some more au fait with the process may correct me
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    I have seen chain threaded through a couple of...

    I have seen chain threaded through a couple of holes in a piece of water proof plastic strip and then placed in a tumbler, a ultrasonic cleaner will clean chain as in remove dirt, excess polishing...
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    Interesting to here the different trends,...

    Interesting to here the different trends, Bracelets are fairly popular down here, but I guess we don't need long sleeves as often
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    Thanks for the replies, seems like a case of...

    Thanks for the replies, seems like a case of practice first. This will be in rose gold so I need to be extra careful re solder lines my not work to my satisfaction, so it may be back to the drawing...
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    Tiny Filligree work

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    Anybody had ago at really fine filligree work any tips I most likely know the theory, but you never know if you don't ask it is for the "Phoenix ring project" ( I keep changing it).

    Time for...
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    I am really late to this reply and (most likely...

    I am really late to this reply and (most likely too late) another very effective method is to use the etching process, I have made a few if you have a few pics my help
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    Add more fine silver until you have 95%

    Add more fine silver until you have 95%
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    They look good , brings back bad memories about 3...

    They look good , brings back bad memories about 3 years ago a mate asked me to cut some for him on my bandsaw you could buy the extrusion in 6 metre lengths, I still find aluminium chips around the...
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    I suppose first the need is to define what is...

    I suppose first the need is to define what is jewellery ,I have made belt buckles from both silver and Gold with and without with engraving I also have added gems, same with buttons, also various...
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