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  1. +1 for Guy above. He also has a decent casting...

    +1 for Guy above.
    He also has a decent casting setup.
    Very friendly chap, very flexible in teaching what you want to want to cover.
  2. I've never really understood the light from the...

    I've never really understood the light from the back bit with gypsy setting.
    By the time someone has rammed it on their podgy finger nothing is getting round the sides and in the back.
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    Well, I know of a highly regarded supplier of a...

    Well, I know of a highly regarded supplier of a similar tool used by leather workers, but unfortunately they are not uk based.
    I don't know if they would work on wood, but they come with a soldering...
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    you can plate before or after. It will be...

    you can plate before or after.
    It will be hallmarked as sterling if it meets assay, you can have added a description, '18 ct gold plated', as well.
    If its plated afterwards the plating cant be more...
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    Probably no help if you're not a member, but...

    Probably no help if you're not a member, but Andrew Berry did a couple of films on just this type of ring last Sept 10th and 16th.
    I think you can join for a trial month if you want to watch them...
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    one way would be to use one of these...

    one way would be to use one of these
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    These locally made ones are very very nice, and...

    These locally made ones are very very nice, and well made, and yes I'd like one if I could justify it, but functionally they are not really that dissimilar from the hundreds that are available at a...
  8. Are you sure the edge is not there before you...

    Are you sure the edge is not there before you tumble them.
    I'm not sure what I'm looking at in the photos, but to me it looks a bit like the edge burr which is pushed up when punching metal and the...
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    Thank you:)

    Thank you:)
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    I want to try and make a buckle Dennis. Could we...

    I want to try and make a buckle Dennis.
    Could we see a pic or have details of how you attach the prong to the hidden cross piece.
    I know you have made several, are they holding up ok, in particular...
  11. you could try tumbling with a handful of coarse...

    you could try tumbling with a handful of coarse sand, that gives a mattish finish, though not as pronounced as I was trying for.
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    I used some oiled brass wire through the tube...

    I used some oiled brass wire through the tube when the ID got near the required size, that worked well, I just pulled it out afterwards by pulling it backwards against an appropriately sized hole in...
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    you could solder it together, then it would be...

    you could solder it together, then it would be one part, then you could try what Dennis suggests.
  14. there is a good resource but its not free....

    there is a good resource but its not free.
    http://www.jewellerytrainingsolutions.com.au/setting-lessons
    Very well filmed and clearly explained, worth the price of a conventional short course in my...
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    Is it possible there is something wrong with the...

    Is it possible there is something wrong with the pm system
    I messaged this chap when he first posted wanting to buy his HHO generator but did not get a reply of any sort.
    I have now bought one...
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    Crikey, there are 101 variations of 101 styles of...

    Crikey, there are 101 variations of 101 styles of 101 sizes.
    Your mental picture of a penannular may not be the same as your friends.
    Perhaps ask them for an idea of what they want, that would be a...
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    Oh dear, now you've done it! I'd never heard of...

    Oh dear, now you've done it!
    I'd never heard of catawiki, I already spend a small fortune on junk from ebay I don't really need. :)
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    I use a shim on the type of cutter which tightens...

    I use a shim on the type of cutter which tightens down onto the metal to clamp it. If you dont there is a slight chance because of the small tolerances that as it tightens down on one side of the...
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    I've recently made my first platinum ring, so to...

    I've recently made my first platinum ring, so to answer your questions.
    Yes a hammered finish is easy to achieve.
    Yes it will stretch, as Dennis says, its hard to predict the exact amount,...
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    Walk away from it and come back to it tomorrow....

    Walk away from it and come back to it tomorrow.
    It'll be fine then.
    It's just the soldering gods toying with you :)
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    Sorry don't know any stockists, but if things get...

    Sorry don't know any stockists, but if things get desperate how about drilling out a bit of wire.
    It would be wasteful and fiddly and would probably make you swear.
    Then you also have the 'one mans...
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    I copied it, from pinterest I think.

    I copied it, from pinterest I think.
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    9977 Or if you're a pleb like me, you can use...

    9977

    Or if you're a pleb like me, you can use an old pesto jar :)
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    Jim, James, goldsmithing, goldsmith, toooooo...

    Jim, James, goldsmithing, goldsmith, toooooo confusing :)
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    Can I ask where you bought the diamond please....

    Can I ask where you bought the diamond please.
    I've been on the lookout but have only found tiny drilled rough diamonds.
    What size is it
    Oh, and nice piece and all that girly stuff:)
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