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    Not a bit of difference Spectra, tried that and...

    Not a bit of difference Spectra, tried that and still came out the same Caroline, thanks for that Aurarius ... still not noticing a difference though. I even put a super expensive durston mill in...
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    I really can't work out this discount ! I have...

    I really can't work out this discount ! I have tried putting numerous items in my basket ... both logged in and logged out and the prices remain the same. I have phoned Cooksons and been assured that...
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    Hello Bunki :~:

    Hello Bunki :~:
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    Two lovely examples, thank you Dennis and...

    Two lovely examples, thank you Dennis and Jacqueline :) I did try the guide holes with a bur but they still had that 'sunken' feeling and found that sticking them down with solder paste tends to...
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    Thanks Dennis, it didn't cross my mind that the...

    Thanks Dennis, it didn't cross my mind that the copper would dissolve when it's dropped in the pickle again. I didn't see the bit about copal resin, I'll have to google that, but the recipe includes...
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    Oh heck, I've just been doing a bit more reading...

    Oh heck, I've just been doing a bit more reading and, as usual, I've got the wrong end of the stick again. Apparently I have to use fine silver as opposed to sterling because of the ability to...
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    Hello Rayne and welcome to the forum. I am...

    Hello Rayne and welcome to the forum. I am TOTALLY in awe of maillers :~:
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    Copper in Granulation

    I recently found a recipe for granulation paste which includes copper carbonate as one of the ingredients. Does anyone know if this would affect the fineness of the silver for hallmarking purposes ?...
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    Thank you, that explains it all really well. ...

    Thank you, that explains it all really well. It's a pretty fiddly job but nice to know that it makes a difference.
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    I don't know if it was just coincidence, but I...

    I don't know if it was just coincidence, but I was finding it impossible to cast a really small piece so added twice as many vent holes as before and it seemed to make a difference ... does anyone...
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    I use one of these...

    I use one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jewellers-Hard-Rubber-Bench-Block-Dapping-Block-Metal-Clay-Art-Clay-Silversmith-/280841408793?pt=UK_Crafts_JewelleryMaking_GL&hash=item416373d119 and a...
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    That's stunning Dennis ... way to make the most...

    That's stunning Dennis ... way to make the most of such a beautiful pearl.
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    Thank you, I thought that might be the best...

    Thank you, I thought that might be the best solution but I really liked the very dark patina. I have to admit though, since I've polished it slightly, it does have some lovely metallic blue...
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    Oxidising chain

    Hi all, can anyone tell me if oxidised chain marks skin/clothes as it 'wears' and if so, is there any way to prevent this ? I have just done some to match a pendant and am really pleased with the...
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    Lauren, your 'About Me' page is absolutely fine...

    Lauren, your 'About Me' page is absolutely fine ... who better to write about you, than you :D
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    Has anyone had any experience with...

    Has anyone had any experience with http://www.jewellerycastingscotland.com/ I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about when I phoned them last week but found them really helpful. They are...
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    I don't know if this is what Carole uses...

    I don't know if this is what Carole uses http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280875851859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 but I can certainly recommend them ... you can also wash and re-use...
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    Thanks george, that's pretty much what I expected...

    Thanks george, that's pretty much what I expected ... time to use a smaller gauge wire me thinks :D
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    Hallmarking question ?

    I'm after some advice regarding combined pieces and when they are required to be hallmarked.

    When the weight of a pendant plus the weight of the wire used to wrap its beaded chain exceeds 7.78g...
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    Just a quick update ... I bought the RT system...

    Just a quick update ... I bought the RT system from a lovely lady on this forum AND IT IS FAB !!!!!! I purchased some titanium king blades from Cooksons which make cutting the steel much easier and...
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    Thank you george, I suppose it's worth paying a...

    Thank you george, I suppose it's worth paying a little extra for peace of mind, but I'm just a bit tempted by the duplex spring version :D
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    Hi Lauren, would you mind telling me where you...

    Hi Lauren, would you mind telling me where you bought your Foredom from in the end ? I bought mine from Cousins and had so much trouble when the foot pedal turned out to have a faulty trigger switch...
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    A have a friend with a huge industrial guillotine...

    A have a friend with a huge industrial guillotine who risked losing his fingers, for the price of a pint of bitter, to cut me lots of strips :D and have managed to bend them into all sorts of weird...
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    5131 Thank you James ... got round to making some...

    5131 Thank you James ... got round to making some of your clamps, eventually ... they are absolutely invaluable :ta:
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    I did have a look at Sheltech and might enquire...

    I did have a look at Sheltech and might enquire as to how much they charge but in the meantime I think I might have a go at cutting one out myself, thank you for the image Dennis. I have found a blog...
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