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    Why use stainless steel if you are going to plate...

    Why use stainless steel if you are going to plate it copper or brass would be much easier to work with, nothing that is plated is going to last an average lifetime especially rings, plating will...
  2. Do you wan to copy a existing item or just make a...

    Do you wan to copy a existing item or just make a rose from "metal" if you just want to make a rose form metal then it just needs to be made in wax, then a plaster cast made from that, the wax will...
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    For soldering, I just use a small home made...

    For soldering, I just use a small home made filter system, these days with lead free solders etc. they don't have to be very sophisticated, when using the bench polisher I have a high volume 3hp...
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    May help if you explain how you go about making a...

    May help if you explain how you go about making a ring, possibly might find where you are going wrong,
    to answer your question the correct way or should I say the most practical way is with a set of...
  5. Thread: Cabochons

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    Don't use Facebook never, will people who...

    Don't use Facebook never, will people who restrict them selves to facebook and the like would be missing a lot of patronage
  6. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    Good to hear it all worked out it is refreshing...

    Good to hear it all worked out it is refreshing when you know you have done everything in the correct manner, then you find the fault was not your doing
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    I have to admit is does remind me of the vanish...

    I have to admit is does remind me of the vanish stain remover add, ( I don't know if you have that over there )
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    Dennis you are correct, I am not endorsing the...

    Dennis you are correct, I am not endorsing the product, personally I would not buy anything form that particular company. I was just passing on the set up my mate has, he is not a jeweller all he...
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    BH1, This is the set my mate has you may want...

    BH1,

    This is the set my mate has you may want to have a look
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRUTbMAi1o0
  10. Thread: hi

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    Welcome Lorenzo, you have come to right place...

    Welcome Lorenzo, you have come to right place this is probably the best Jewellery Forum there is, you can start by doing a search ( top right hand corner ) on what you gain knowledge about, a...
  11. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    Gold plating and plating in general can be...

    Gold plating and plating in general can be finicky I do not do it myself although I have a friend who does, you are most likely doing all this but here goes,
    Every must be clean beakers solution,...
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    They would not be that difficult to make in small...

    They would not be that difficult to make in small quantity.
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    Bolo tie end caps, there are hundreds and...

    Bolo tie end caps, there are hundreds and hundreds of them out there, they could well be a custom run, where did you find the jpg
  14. Thread: Neck manaquin

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    Yeh it would make the life of a jeweller, Silver...

    Yeh it would make the life of a jeweller, Silver smith, gold smith, craft Maker a lot simpler if humans all had the same finger size and were all the same height and shape, but then I suppose it...
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    I find myself quite often using extenders ( which...

    I find myself quite often using extenders ( which is just a jump ring in the chain ) as it gives some variation.
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    There many charts around that give you the...

    There many charts around that give you the various lengths, however I sometimes use a dress makers mannequin to gauge the length as I already have one,
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    Not Canceling Fireworks

    Maybe I 'm a bit hard but it does not seem a reason to stop the celebrations, people die every minute of the day some where in the world, including Australia from all sorts of reasons, does this mean...
  18. Thread: The phoenix Ring

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    Comment moved to The lounge

    Comment moved to The lounge
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    Yes correct I forgot to add the Tuesday bit, the...

    Yes correct I forgot to add the Tuesday bit, the fireworks sounds much more dramatic than it is, some people just want to get their 15 mins of fame, Sydney is a big city the fireworks will present no...
  20. Thread: The phoenix Ring

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    Yep all is going to plan so far (except the...

    Yep all is going to plan so far (except the weather) I picked the sapphires today, so I no longer can come with a good reason not to begin, so Wednesday being New Year (Hogmanay) not much will get...
  21. Thread: The phoenix Ring

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    Ok I have just been thinking about my original...

    Ok I have just been thinking about my original post and thought I had better give a bit of explanation, I have named it the Phoenix ring after the legend, being that something beautiful goes into the...
  22. Thread: The phoenix Ring

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    Looks like the views are favourable, now that I...

    Looks like the views are favourable, now that I have opened my big mouth I guess I will have to come up with goods
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    I mainly use Argentium so I cook them in the oven...

    I mainly use Argentium so I cook them in the oven until tender, oops that should be hard
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    Some of the so called common varieties can really...

    Some of the so called common varieties can really take a toll on you get well soon
  25. Thread: The phoenix Ring

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    The phoenix Ring

    Some time ago I requested the collective opinion on formula for producing rose rose gold, well all is in order and I am just waiting on one more item before I start. ( and maybe the temp to drop...
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