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  1. Thread: Hello everyone !

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    Hello Irineja, they're brill. Traditional flowers...

    Hello Irineja, they're brill. Traditional flowers but with a lovely modern look
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    What are they like? Do they feel like a quality...

    What are they like? Do they feel like a quality instrument. I already have these one's from cookson but they're not quite up the the job when you're doing a lot of measuring for wax carving. I...
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    No, from cookson. I was surprised they weren't up...

    No, from cookson. I was surprised they weren't up to standard. I'm a little bit surprised starrett let them through quality control.
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    I had a look at this same pair on amazon and I...

    I had a look at this same pair on amazon and I few people are complaining about this same problem. Is this an issue with the design of these. Should I persevere or go with something else?
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    Thanks everyone. Bit down that they're not up to...

    Thanks everyone. Bit down that they're not up to snuff but best to get it sorted. Just got to think i'll get some eventually:rofl:
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    Starrett dividers

    Just got my new starrett dividers, I've been waiting for them for ages but I might have a problem, the legs seem to be out of alignment. Anything I can do or will I have to send them back? They were...
  7. Aren't gold plating pens really expensive?

    Aren't gold plating pens really expensive?
  8. Thread: Torch choice

    by Sheen
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    Check out Kim's guide to torches: ...

    Check out Kim's guide to torches: https://youtu.be/yS1zPo0t_K8
    You might like the go system she uses
  9. Thread: Going 3D.

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    Love it Dennis, such a strong design and the...

    Love it Dennis, such a strong design and the colours are electric. I used to find crimp cover were better to close with standard pliers but other than that I have no suggestions. Maybe try differant...
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    I hope your long covid is slowly improving,...

    I hope your long covid is slowly improving, covid's a nasty virus. It's a big shock to suddenly find you can't do anything without feeling rotten! I haven't watched all that glitters yet. I have to...
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    thanks theresa :) what size of small stones? at...

    thanks theresa :) what size of small stones? at the moment i'm using 2.5-3mm one's mostly
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    I know this thread was a while ago but did Paul...

    I know this thread was a while ago but did Paul ever find some 0.8mm-1.00mm tubing? Also can you use jointing tubing for tube setting? i recently did a tube setting but i did wish the wall had been a...
  13. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    You had me going :) I'm so gullible, I worry...

    You had me going :) I'm so gullible, I worry about me sometimes. How will I survive the modern world? :help:
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    I probably learnt about yellow ochre from my...

    I probably learnt about yellow ochre from my American jewellery books. It's basically dirt so stops your solder flowing. I did my rectangle bezel according to John Cogswell who says that to score one...
  15. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    I'd love to see a before and after. Why is it...

    I'd love to see a before and after. Why is it better than just oil?
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    Thanks Poor old Les and Alastair. I don't have...

    Thanks Poor old Les and Alastair. I don't have rouge but I do have some yellow ochre which I really should get out of storage and try. Because this bezel was made in two L shapes I couldn't have put...
  17. What an ingenious light box. I've never seen one...

    What an ingenious light box. I've never seen one that didn't require sawing bits of wood! It's funny how we end up making things that are tedious or downright hoffific to make! I find the urge to see...
  18. You've made your spinner with care and attention...

    You've made your spinner with care and attention to detail. I would say you've made an excellent start.
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    Thanks Dennis, I shall be trying to factor this...

    Thanks Dennis, I shall be trying to factor this in to how i work from now on. I like to solder lots of bits onto my rings but the downside is lots of reheating.
  20. I really admire the all the joins between pieces,...

    I really admire the all the joins between pieces, all those curving sections! It looks so neat and I suspect that isn't easy to achieve.
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    Solder joins reflowing

    I'm having a wee problem with my perfect solder joins losing solder as I solder other joins. It's happened with the join between bezel and backplate, and in this example the two halves of my...
  22. Thread: Step bezels

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    Tried the wax and it work perfectly. Used a...

    Tried the wax and it work perfectly. Used a small burr to lower the step very slightly on one side corner and no more rocking :)
  23. Thread: Step bezels

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    Hi Dennis it's a shallow stone so the cutlets...

    Hi Dennis it's a shallow stone so the cutlets well away from the bottom
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  24. Thread: Step bezels

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    Rocking facetted stone

    Hi everyone, it's another sunny day, spring has definitly come early. I'm finding it's a bit of a shock to the system.
    I'm currently working on this facetted aquamarine. It has a very slight rock...
  25. Thread: Soldering gaps

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    Thanks Dennis, your help is invaluable :) Do you...

    Thanks Dennis, your help is invaluable :) Do you use the same temperature solder to solder in the scrap as you did for the original join?
    As you probably know by now, I'm a little bit of an anxious...
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