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    Well, Dennis you did say you was starting a sex...

    Well, Dennis you did say you was starting a sex war ;) Bloody hell mate it worked. I would have much more preferred a 'sexy war'
    I never thought there would be 'flaming' (that's what it's called, i...
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    I think I know what Dennis is trying to say. I...

    I think I know what Dennis is trying to say. I realized something once ,when I was on a setting course once.A lady there didn't really know how to open and close a pair of pliers with one hand, and...
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    Go Dennis!! There's only one way to sort this...

    Go Dennis!!
    There's only one way to sort this out??? FIGHT!!!
  4. Thread: Stone setting

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    I think Dennis' idea is better than the way I was...

    I think Dennis' idea is better than the way I was shown.I never actually used the method in a real life situation,only in class and practicing for a little while before gave up.
    I've learned quite...
  5. Thread: Stone setting

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    Yes it will slightly,but not so you would...

    Yes it will slightly,but not so you would notice,and once it was polished even more so.You are moving the metal less than half a millimeter to hold the stone in place and in a very small area.There...
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    Well done. My learning technique is to rush into...

    Well done.
    My learning technique is to rush into something and melt stuff at the beginning until i don't.
    Nice earrings
  7. Thread: Stone setting

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    Stone setting is relatively a simple idea,but to...

    Stone setting is relatively a simple idea,but to get it right is difficult. It's just making metal bend around something.
    The simplest way would be to measure your stones diameter and drill a hole a...
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    Thanks Lynne,that's my kind of tut,no messing...

    Thanks Lynne,that's my kind of tut,no messing about.I'll add it to the few tricks I've learned already,and probably use it to death.Cheers
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    I was more interested in the Photoshop tecnique...

    I was more interested in the Photoshop tecnique than the chain link.
    I just think it's one of those things I never try that hard with.Some things i will spend hours practicing,and keep going back to...
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    I can't find it now,but there are some online...

    I can't find it now,but there are some online video from MIT of basic engineering workshop practice.It has a section on using taps and dies. They will help anyone who is starting to make jewellery in...
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    I'm all for cutting out,but think it's an...

    I'm all for cutting out,but think it's an individual choice what folks prefer to do,cut or ,stamp and file.
    I gave up on casting years ago,but would like to see your results.
  12. Thread: Ear posts

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    There's no fool proof way to stop you melting...

    There's no fool proof way to stop you melting stuff???Well maybe if you had a torch that had a temperature setting.

    The way I do it,is drill a little dimple where I want the wire to be...
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    Ring size chart:...

    Ring size chart:
    http://www.thomasnayler.co.uk/images/Ring_Sizes_pop.jpg
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    Stamps on...

    Stamps on...
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    That's good to know that you actually use...

    That's good to know that you actually use dies,and think they are worth while. I'll go back to experimenting with them again one day.
  16. Thread: Another video

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    Thanks all. It's about time i did something...

    Thanks all.
    It's about time i did something different,so i think i'll show a transfer technique I used to use to mark out for hand engraving.
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    I should have forced myself to understand PI,but...

    I should have forced myself to understand PI,but if takes more than 10 mins form me to see it,I'm off on a different subject.I used to use bits of paper or wire,and maybe sometimes re sized,or tapped...
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    I just got out of the reatil business before gold...

    I just got out of the reatil business before gold went through the roof,so realised things have changed.Thanks for posting the link.I'll have to thi about setting some diamonds in the silver i make.
  19. Thread: Another video

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    Filming something, turns a 5 min task into an...

    Filming something, turns a 5 min task into an hour task,and then I go and delete the damn thing.I didn't mind that much though.I knew I would do it sooner or later.The memory card only holds 28mins...
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    Diamonds in silver?? just doesn't go together for...

    Diamonds in silver?? just doesn't go together for me.I've been out of buying gold for a few years now(I was paying less than 3 a gram for scrap,last time i bought gold!) so realize just a few grams...
  21. Thread: Another video

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    Thanks guys,it's very encouraging too know that...

    Thanks guys,it's very encouraging too know that you appreciate my little videos.Did you notice there's no engraving part in it.It had to happen.I deleted it by mistake!!!
    Know i need a different...
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    I'd agree with Goldsmith to a certain extent,I...

    I'd agree with Goldsmith to a certain extent,I went into an experiment with stamping dies,just cos I needed to make 25 repeatable shapes.Waste of time really,but it's just a thing I do,I start a job...
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    Ah thanks for reminding me. The guys birthday...

    Ah thanks for reminding me.
    The guys birthday has gone now,so i can't spoil it going public.
    YouTube - Custom Made Hip Hop BBoy Necklace
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    These guys make simple stamping dies.I have never...

    These guys make simple stamping dies.I have never used them ,but have been recommended by someone I trust.
    Sheltech - Custom Dies and Cutting
    I went on a little journey trying to make stamping dies...
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    Yes Peter.it's a total ripoff of the lyndsey...

    Yes Peter.it's a total ripoff of the lyndsey guides,with a bit of measuring I managed to get it working.
    The diamond sharpeners work . I go from side to side and then in between the holes. I think...
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