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  1. Thread: Pickle solution

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    I have no idea, I use the safety pickle from...

    I have no idea, I use the safety pickle from Cooksons.
    try it and you will soon find out :)
  2. Thread: Pickle solution

    by enigma
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    I use mine until it has got too low then if its...

    I use mine until it has got too low then if its dirty I wash out and redo but if not I just top up.
    Heating it in a slow cooker with the lid on when I need it then leaving it switched off between...
  3. An interesting and informative post Lux, thanks...

    An interesting and informative post Lux, thanks for taking the time.
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    Not yet Dennis , still waiting for somebody to...

    Not yet Dennis , still waiting for somebody to buy my farm......
    I did go back last month for a week with friends though, rather nice not to be blinded by the sun every time you step outside tbh ;)
  5. Best not to eat it then ;)

    Best not to eat it then ;)
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    He is rather lovely though Dennis.

    He is rather lovely though Dennis.
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    Also, store your silver with an anti tarnish tab...

    Also, store your silver with an anti tarnish tab so it doesn't need as much cleaning :)
  8. I bought mine a few years ago now but yes, it did...

    I bought mine a few years ago now but yes, it did come with two Dies.
  9. I actually use 9ct white standard pins and...

    I actually use 9ct white standard pins and butterflies now as they are much stronger and more secure than silver and easier for customers to deal with.
    Omega are ok but silver posts are quite...
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    I wouldn't dip it as you would be risking...

    I wouldn't dip it as you would be risking contaminants entering the flux which could create issues with soldering later on.
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    I find that coating the whole piece with Auroflux...

    I find that coating the whole piece with Auroflux before soldering or annealing helps prevent firestain forming.
    If I do get some I polish out with the Everflex burrs which are my polishing regime...
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    If it left you in perfect condition then it will...

    If it left you in perfect condition then it will be either because of the oils in the customers skin or some product they have exposed it to - perfumes,oils etc.
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    I rarely bother and have never had an issue with...

    I rarely bother and have never had an issue with hallmarking.
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    Thats turned out really nice :)

    Thats turned out really nice :)
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    I have the slower one for the hammer handpiece...

    I have the slower one for the hammer handpiece and burrs now but used the standard one for both for years with no problems.
    As Peter says, just don't put your foot down too much.
  16. Thread: Plumbus V2.0

    by enigma
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    Unusual design, I shall look forward to seeing...

    Unusual design, I shall look forward to seeing the silver versions :)
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    I hand carve and have no idea how to use CAD so...

    I hand carve and have no idea how to use CAD so can't really compare but I have sent a couple of things that I wouldn't want to do by hand to Jo to CAD and been very happy with the results, this was...
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    You should never feel bad about asking questions,...

    You should never feel bad about asking questions, if people answer its because they are happy to.
    We shall look forward to seeing the castings if you feel like sharing :)
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    I learn everything the hard way, don't worry...

    I learn everything the hard way, don't worry about it, at least the lesson tends to stick :-D
    And soldering still sometimes goes wrong for me 5 years down the line....
    Thanks for the compliment :o
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    I don't think much would happen if you gently...

    I don't think much would happen if you gently heated a crack.
    Its impossible to say without photos but if its a scratch you could polish it out, if a crack you could try filling with hard solder.
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    I agree Sue with your well thought out post...

    I agree Sue with your well thought out post although you know nobody would have read past the first couple of lines if it was on FB LOL.
    Im not sure about the being snippy bit though, we do need a...
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    True, although they can always click on new posts...

    True, although they can always click on new posts at the top of the forum.
    Mind you Ive noticed a lot of this type of forum seem to have gone quiet these days.
  23. Thread: Waves pendant

    by enigma
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    Oxidised would look good if you can get the...

    Oxidised would look good if you can get the lovely blues that Caroline gets but it would probably wear off quickly ?
  24. Thread: Horsey piece.

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    Great horse, well done Karen.

    Great horse, well done Karen.
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    What a wonderful and brave idea.

    What a wonderful and brave idea.
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