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    Ah! just misinterpreted your reply

    Ah! just misinterpreted your reply
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    Caroline, 935 only applies to Argentium

    Caroline, 935 only applies to Argentium
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    Australia still stamps 935, although we don't...

    Australia still stamps 935, although we don't have "hallmarking companies" it is completed by the Jeweller
  4. The oldest mill of that design (1950's) I have...

    The oldest mill of that design (1950's) I have seen is made buy Denkel in Germany, they are highly regarded, Durston early mills were of that design, the Jewellers and Goldsmiths I have discussed...
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    So Argentium is hallmarked 925 not 935 in the UK?

    So Argentium is hallmarked 925 not 935 in the UK?
  6. As Dennis said just one thing as a alternative, I...

    As Dennis said just one thing as a alternative, I am a fan of Scotch brite pads rather than steel wool, steel wool tends to leave little bits of annoying steel everywhere.
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    I just checked their website it appears to be...

    I just checked their website it appears to be well and truly broken, is this what you have

    https://www.prometheushobby.com/docs/Prometheus-Pro7PRGBD-Kiln-QuickStart.pdf
  8. This is the piece my engraver completed, at the...

    This is the piece my engraver completed, at the end of his apprenticeship and presented the the Goldsmiths Hall, it is entirely had pushed
    12710 a example as to what can be achieved by hand
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    Well that is interesting, I have never heard of...

    Well that is interesting, I have never heard of blades becoming brittle, although a few years ago I had a pack of Vallorbe that did the same just that one pack never been a problem since
  10. Thread: Caddy Spoon

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    That is nice piece, I can't contribute to the...

    That is nice piece, I can't contribute to the hallmark dilemma as down here we do our own hallmarking.
  11. Yes personally I would buy the microscope

    Yes personally I would buy the microscope
  12. Well just to make your decision more difficult,...

    Well just to make your decision more difficult, most serious engravers use a microscope the microscope can be use for a variety of jobs, so can the engraver such as stone setting and general bench...
  13. Myself I would solder it, however in saying that...

    Myself I would solder it, however in saying that the joint needs to be improved, I would cut through the join with your piercing saw to neaten it up, then work it closed with chain nosed pliers.
    If...
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    Teen will be ok it is my mates daughter I am her...

    Teen will be ok it is my mates daughter I am her lawful Guardian, he is a Vice Admiral in RAN, based in Darwin mostly a desk job but on occasion is out in the middle of nowhere, that's where I come,...
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    Some nice stuff there I had a quick look, I am...

    Some nice stuff there I had a quick look, I am short on time at the moment, ( have sick teen to manage ), exhibitions are not normally about making a profit the profit comes with, people finding out...
  16. Thread: bench press

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    Picked the jack for mine at a local hydraulicks...

    Picked the jack for mine at a local hydraulicks mob it was cheaper than the same item on Ebay $120, Ebay was $144 ( 20 ton )
  17. Thread: bench press

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    I agree with Dennis, also saves a lot of money, I...

    I agree with Dennis, also saves a lot of money, I am in the process of building myself a new press.
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    I would teach you the 16,0000 k distance is a bit...

    I would teach you the 16,0000 k distance is a bit of a problem though.
  19. Thread: Copper coating

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    A clear lacquer of some kind, that too will...

    A clear lacquer of some kind, that too will eventually come off, clear enamel lot more complicated.
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    Yes I have tried all type s of home built gizmos...

    Yes I have tried all type s of home built gizmos over the years, don't need to worry about different makes as I only use one these days, I may find it ends up on the shelf with the other why did I...
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    Blade holder organizer

    This was sent to me in my regular email from Otto Frei looks to me to be a good idea
    https://www.ottofrei.com/KERF-Sawblade-Holder-organizer, I think I might acquire one, times we are in means it...
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    I melt Argentium scrap and grain all the time,...

    I melt Argentium scrap and grain all the time, same as any metal really just make sure you keep it annealed when putting it through the mill etc.
  23. Thread: Silver Prices

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    As said above I use Silver for almost all my...

    As said above I use Silver for almost all my pieces, but at the moment I don't buy too much stock, because of the way the price is going, some are predicting after the USA elections it will drop
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    Casting is essentially the same as sterling, as...

    Casting is essentially the same as sterling, as said above it does not hold its shape well if heated to hi red heat I have never had a problem when annealing, when soldering let it cool a bit before...
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    That's almost in the Art Deco style, nice job

    That's almost in the Art Deco style, nice job
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