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    The correct way to fill the flask is to build up...

    The correct way to fill the flask is to build up the sand around the pattern not press the pattern into the sand especially with a sea shell it would most likely break, sand is quite tough, also...
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    The white soft version is if I am correct is also...

    The white soft version is if I am correct is also known as a swans down mop, I use on when I have completed a final polish I then do another final polish with a swans down, seems to just bring it up...
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    You need a carbon steel, or silver steel, this...

    You need a carbon steel, or silver steel, this will allow you to harden the end and make it last longer.
    such as here https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/materials-and-maintenance/silver-steel/160205,...
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    If you want pearls

    I was not sure where to put this, if any one requires pearls I highly recommend Our own Pearlescence, (Wendy) I have just received my latest order "very happy"
    I have dealt with several suppliers...
  5. Thread: The phoenix Ring

    by china
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    I promised to post pics of me making this ring....

    I promised to post pics of me making this ring. Just thought I would update I have cast the rose gold ingot, because I alloyed it myself I have had to send it out to have it assayed as I have to know...
  6. Letting jump rings mount up is bad practice, you...

    Letting jump rings mount up is bad practice, you look at them then decide to spend a few hours making a chain.
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    That is what I meant with "would also affect the...

    That is what I meant with "would also affect the Assay value".
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    No resist is the opposite to flux you apply it...

    No resist is the opposite to flux you apply it where you do not want the solder to flow, I use jewellers rouge mixed with water, to make a very fine slurry I am told you can use liquid paper although...
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    Normally best to use the same ct solder as is the...

    Normally best to use the same ct solder as is the gold you are working with, using a different ct will show the solder joints more easily as it will be a different colour, would also affect the Assay...
  10. Thread: Gravers

    by china
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    I think the only way you would obtain a other...

    I think the only way you would obtain a other than HSS these days would be to make your own, key steel is a good source of carbon steel can be fashioned into lots of things.
    HSS is more forgiving...
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    Nothing to complain about there it is "You Beaut"...

    Nothing to complain about there it is "You Beaut" as we say down here, makes me want to start playing wit enamel again.
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    One more point, a nice heavy hammer will also...

    One more point, a nice heavy hammer will also help, at least half a kilo
  13. Thread: For beginners

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    How true looks really easy on screen, I remember...

    How true looks really easy on screen, I remember years ago when I first tried flush setting I thought all was fine, until the stone just fell out, then I realized you actually need to push the metal...
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    As said that is lovely, (although I would not...

    As said that is lovely, (although I would not wear it)
  15. Thread: For beginners

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    For beginners

    Just thought I would post this you channel I found it by accident for any one just starting out it seems to have a lot of simple easy to understand info...
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    Personally I don't think a rubber block will...

    Personally I don't think a rubber block will solve your problem, when you say "bench block" it is steel not timber?
    Interestingly I looked at the Cookson website, some of there blanks they specify...
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    Hi Emmy Cooksons have GRS Thermo loc, which is...

    Hi Emmy Cooksons have GRS Thermo loc, which is very similar found this on Google, https://www.p1an.co.uk/products/polymorph-thermoplastic-reusable-moldable-plastic
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    There is no doubt that the impression would be...

    There is no doubt that the impression would be easier to establish if the Silver is annealed, do you you have a torch you can use to do this, heat to a very dull red and allow to cool this will...
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    Well that is a great claim to be able to make,you...

    Well that is a great claim to be able to make,you must be proud
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    My guess is only for genuine Faberge, one similar...

    My guess is only for genuine Faberge, one similar sold last year in Sydney, for $21,190 AUD
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    I will have a wild guess 10-15, 000 GBP

    I will have a wild guess 10-15, 000 GBP
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    Switch to Argentuim, takes as long (if at all) if...

    Switch to Argentuim, takes as long (if at all) if not much longer to tarnish than the Rhodium plate will last
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    I think you may have meant "1.2mm" and would be ok

    I think you may have meant "1.2mm" and would be ok
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    I understand the frustration, it is a really good...

    I understand the frustration, it is a really good question, although as Dennis said it is inappropriate, just how to tell them to get lost without offending them or loosing custom is a interesting...
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    Interesting Dennis, my friend Karen in QLD makes...

    Interesting Dennis, my friend Karen in QLD makes small sliver boxes and uses the same method only with correspondingly thicker wire to make the sides of here her smaller ones
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