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    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand...

    Far too many shaping & sharpening tools on hand for me to justify paying someone else to do it. I'd only feel guilty about it.
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    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type...

    Funnily enough, I just bought some Xacto-type blades which I'll be grinding to different shapes. Not prepared to buy the "expensive" ones and massacre them :)
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    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and...

    It might be worth subscribing to Benchpeg and either checking the ads or taking one out. Say hi from me to Rebecca if you do :)
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    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's...

    I also tend to check IP addresses - there's certain locations are more common than others for spam.
  5. Thread: Torch choice

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    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source...

    https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/ is a good source for Sievert.
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    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're...

    M&W are good, but I'd go for 3" ones if you're using them for carving small stuff.

    https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/spring-calipers (I have M&W digital verniers from these guys - while they're not...
  7. That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it...

    That does look fairly unfinished; I'd file it smooth & use abrasive papers (with a soft backing - dense packing foam for example) to get it to a mirror finish before attacking anything. Once you...
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    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine. Did...

    That's not a design issue... Mine are fine.
    Did you buy them from Amazon?
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    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put...

    If you've got an oxygen concentrator that'll put out enough O2 to run reasonably hot with a Little Torch. You don't need a cylinder as well.
  10. They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution...

    They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution isn't.
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    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the...

    Another vote for send it back. I touch up the points on mine periodically (diamond polishing disc), but that's all. From the photos you've posted that looks knackered.
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    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it? (Decided I...

    It's a familiar pattern, isn't it?

    (Decided I couldn't be bothered waiting for them to spam the forum for a change, so pushed the button)
  13. Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You...

    Why? You might mill directly in the metal. You might mill a wax. You might print the result. You might not use CAM at all, but build the model to render for the customer then hand-make.

    All of...
  14. With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's...

    With all of the germanium-bearing alloys it's possible to polish off the germanium oxide layer - and then the stuff'll tarnish again. It needs heat to form the oxide layer; if I've understood,...
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    Kerry Gregory.

    Kerry Gregory.
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    Appraise? Identify? Kerry's bloody good, as...

    Appraise? Identify?

    Kerry's bloody good, as is Sam Maclachlan.
  17. Thread: GIA iPad apps

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    As for the apps themselves in their current guise...

    As for the apps themselves in their current guise - LMGTFY.
    https://apps.apple.com/in/developer/gia/id469023198
    And for Android users:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=GIA
  18. Most, perhaps, but not all... There's not much...

    Most, perhaps, but not all...

    There's not much empirical data on how jewellery alloys behave in fabrication primarily because there's so many variables. If I'm machining a piece of known steel on...
  19. Thread: GIA iPad apps

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    Really? A 9 year old thread? Hardly bodes well....

    Really? A 9 year old thread? Hardly bodes well.
    FYI, the OP hasn't logged in since 2014.
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    Certainly possible; depends how confident you are...

    Certainly possible; depends how confident you are with a file.
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    I'm sure you're aware of the adage "never argue...

    I'm sure you're aware of the adage "never argue with an idiot" :)
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    http://www.santafesymposium.org/2000-santa-fe-symp...

    http://www.santafesymposium.org/2000-santa-fe-symposium-papers/2000-high-carat-golds-do-not-tarnish
    But there's not much out there I've seen in the analytical realm, mostly it's hearsay.
  23. I'd suggest there's little point in putting up a...

    I'd suggest there's little point in putting up a classified ad and then not bothering to return to the forum since to check for interest.

    Closing this now.
  24. Thread: Plastic bits

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    Well, TBF this used to be the area to contact...

    Well, TBF this used to be the area to contact Cooksons for customer service, but FB & email are more closely monitored than this is these days.
  25. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Has that only got 6 legs?

    Has that only got 6 legs?
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