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  1. Thread: Help with Gimp

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    I rarely use beads Wendy but I just find it...

    I rarely use beads Wendy but I just find it tedious. I could solder a really complex piece 20 times in the time it takes me to do a beaded necklace!
  2. Thread: Help with Gimp

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    I would normally have sent the pendant in on its...

    I would normally have sent the pendant in on its own as well but this came up on a fb forum post recently and the assay office failed the assay because the gimp was plated. This seems to be normal...
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    I love it Sheena, very wearable. I like that the...

    I love it Sheena, very wearable. I like that the stone is matt too
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    There was no H&S back in the 70s! I moved to Luxi...

    There was no H&S back in the 70s! I moved to Luxi a while back , a late starter as everyone was moving on to Menzerna! With the luxi I still found myself on occasion returning to rouge to work on...
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    Yes just mix the araldite and add whatever colour...

    Yes just mix the araldite and add whatever colour you want and mix in well. I’ve never used it for the purpose you have though but as larger scale infils in place of proper resins. My feeling is that...
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    I agree with George. So much better to make your...

    I agree with George. So much better to make your own so that you know what you are working with and probably much less time wasted
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    Back in the day we used ground ebony dust, more...

    Back in the day we used ground ebony dust, more recently I’ve used crushed drawing pastels because it was all I had. I’ve used powdered dyes in the past too
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    I think Wendy may suggest super glue but I’ll...

    I think Wendy may suggest super glue but I’ll leave her to advise . Anything glue related I find wooden cocktail sticks really useful for small amounts
  9. Thread: soldering mitres

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    You could use bits of masking tape to hold them...

    You could use bits of masking tape to hold them together until you get the wiring set up and adjusted and tightened so they aren’t going anywhere and then remove the tape
  10. Thread: soldering mitres

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    I’ve only ever scored and folded which is a bit...

    I’ve only ever scored and folded which is a bit more forgiving. Have you tried wiring it? It’s what I would do but getting them on first will be a real faff before you can adjust because they’ll move...
  11. Thread: The River Otter

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    He’s wonderful Dennis. We have them in the burn...

    He’s wonderful Dennis. We have them in the burn in the village. We’ve kept a bit quiet about them over the years in case anyone wanted to harm them. I’ve watched 3 cubs playing in the small hours...
  12. Thread: Disc cutters

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    I did it a couple of times before I bought one...

    I did it a couple of times before I bought one and it was really expensive if you were to do it on a regular basis. I think the size I needed worked out about £1 each
  13. There are loads of great beginners books and an...

    There are loads of great beginners books and an endless amount of videos and tutorials out there to help it not seem so daunting. Sometimes it’s easier to watch something being done to get a feel for...
  14. Thread: Disc cutters

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    You’re now on the slippery slope! I blame another...

    You’re now on the slippery slope! I blame another forum for tempting me into the Swanstrom disc cutter, my first big spend in decades
  15. It means the thickness of the gold plating is......

    It means the thickness of the gold plating is...
    They will be mass produced, overseas probably and not made by hand . Caroline
  16. Thread: Doming blocks

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    I would dome and then add the finish

    I would dome and then add the finish
  17. As this is a makers forum I’m not sure you’ll get...

    As this is a makers forum I’m not sure you’ll get stockists for component parts like that as most people would be making from scratch
  18. Thread: Disc cutters

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    I wouldn’t go past my Swanstrom, cheaper than...

    I wouldn’t go past my Swanstrom, cheaper than Durston who are producing anything they can at a much dearer price. I had to buy it from Rio Grande though so don’t know what the extra shipping costs...
  19. Thread: Weather

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    This was the Tay a few days ago now we are in...

    This was the Tay a few days ago now we are in double figures today
    https://www.facebook.com/dereks.easel/videos/3913117352081406/
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    I usually order it with other goods when they are...

    I usually order it with other goods when they are doing free delivery and it comes by courier
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    I prefer platinol as it doesn’t smell as bad....

    I prefer platinol as it doesn’t smell as bad. Both will dissolve the bristles of a brush though so wear gloves or at least lift out of the solution with tongs if dipping the whole piece. I rarely do...
  22. Can I ask what metal you are finishing as I’m...

    Can I ask what metal you are finishing as I’m guessing it may be harder to finish steel than the precious metals we are used to working with?
  23. Thread: Weather

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    It was -14 here last night although you wouldn’t...

    It was -14 here last night although you wouldn’t know it with the heat of the sun today. A builder has been round with a plough doing all the roads today. The fire brigade and the local football team...
  24. Thread: Weather

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    We have sun and a wee flurry or 2 today....

    We have sun and a wee flurry or 2 today. Yesterday we had more than a foot but not expecting any more. Can’t get out to take a phot as shingles and snow aren’t going too well together!
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    Hi Silkie and welcome I’ve not used gallery...

    Hi Silkie and welcome
    I’ve not used gallery strip but I’m assuming it’s a thinner gauge than the ring so I think the strip is reaching temp before the ring so the solder is going there. You need to...
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