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  1. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    yeah I know but im sure it is or was. Your right...

    yeah I know but im sure it is or was. Your right maybe its to do with the gold forming a barrier or I just got it wrong lol could be copper
  2. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    In not sure with gold but I know you should plate...

    In not sure with gold but I know you should plate the silver with a barrier coat first of something like nickel before you rhodium plate or the silver contaminates the rhodium and leaves it streaky /...
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    You will need oyx/propane or a water torch to...

    You will need oyx/propane or a water torch to solder platinum also eye protection it gets very hot and bright !
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    Good to have you back !

    Good to have you back !
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    i dont think you can sell it as silver has to be...

    i dont think you can sell it as silver has to be called white metal
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    You only need to hallmark if your selling it and...

    You only need to hallmark if your selling it and its over said weight. Also you may run into problems with the nickle laws old silver can contains this.If you save up a few items its not so expensive...
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    Yes that ^^^^^^^

    Yes that ^^^^^^^
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    maybe you could put a polished bevel around each...

    maybe you could put a polished bevel around each jigsaw part
  9. Its probs cast. But you could make it by cutting...

    Its probs cast. But you could make it by cutting a hole in silver sheet.
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    You could cut it from a flat peice of wax with a...

    You could cut it from a flat peice of wax with a paper template. Then bend and solder when cast at least with wax you can fix it if you mess up. This would be easier I think but by no means the most...
  11. Thread: Optivisors

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    If you put longer screws in the lens and lock...

    If you put longer screws in the lens and lock them in place with bolts I used pcb stand offs in the picture. You can move the lens away from the visor and adjust the focal length . It dosent look...
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    https://youtu.be/qvffS-QfAV0 I made a video...

    https://youtu.be/qvffS-QfAV0


    I made a video of my setup it works ok. I would use the one with the scew fittings.I cant find any specs on the regulator but I just turn it up till it works...
  13. You should be ok with 18ct it has lots of gold in...

    You should be ok with 18ct it has lots of gold in it so will be more bendy (I cant spell malauble), For what you paying in assay and postage and such I think I would send the metal to be refined like...
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    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works...

    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works fine take a few hours though. Great on tarnished silver.
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    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have...

    I think thats part of been a jeweller, you have to decide what to charge work out at then tell the customer before you start any work. For example materials plus time taken at your hourly rate then...
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    I drain as much of the water off as I can after...

    I drain as much of the water off as I can after its settled over night with a syphon then put it on a big tray to dry out. Then dispose of it in a heavy duty plastic bin bag. I put the bag in a...
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    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc...

    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc lathe. If your mechanically inclined there's lots of info on the Web about making your own. There's a great forum called Cnc zone
  18. Thread: 0.15mm hole

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    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling...

    You can go down to 0.01 mm in tapered milling cutters you could write a toolpath to cut that hole with a small included angle If the plate wasn't too thick and Cnc it from both sides but would have...
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    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again...

    I guess but it's easy to melt wax and try again it's just practice I guess. I enjoy turning wax I find it almost therapeutic!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqRtxEVEUX8 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqRtxEVEUX8


    this video may be helpful
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    Start with a solid tube and drill out the centre

    Start with a solid tube and drill out the centre
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    You could use Kiln cones (Pyrometric cones) they...

    You could use Kiln cones (Pyrometric cones) they will tell you an approx temp then mark it up yourself

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    I agree looks a bit wonky, if you have a finger...

    I agree looks a bit wonky, if you have a finger gauge you know is correct then you coukd measure with that ?
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    Maybe look if there are jewellery courses...

    Maybe look if there are jewellery courses available at a local college. Then you can still get your making fix in a cat free environment.
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    Maybe have a look at delft casting its a sand...

    Maybe have a look at delft casting its a sand casting system for low volume casting


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPBcQJSCaoU
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