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  1. Sorry just had to write a last message as been...

    Sorry just had to write a last message as been watching you tube videos. There's one with a guy on there saying to put the piece in your mouth and then dip it into boric powder so that the powder...
  2. Do you also use Boric acid or just avoid fire...

    Do you also use Boric acid or just avoid fire scale with the way you use your torch and flux? I've heard of magic boric but it only seems to be available in the US. I see there are boric powders...
  3. Thanks Dennis. I have learned that solder goes a...

    Thanks Dennis. I have learned that solder goes a long way and don't tend to have too much clean up with this but I think the fire scale is something I need to work on....I do end up having to buff it...
  4. Thanks China

    Thanks China
  5. 3M radial polishing discs / finishing intricate pieces

    Hello,

    Not even sure how to start this one but as an example take a detailed stone pendant...

    e.g. bezel on a back plate, silver ball details, a beaded border etc etc... so multiple solder ops...
  6. Thread: silver accents

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    Thank you Caroline!

    Thank you Caroline!
  7. Thread: silver accents

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    Thank you Caro!

    Thank you Caro!
  8. Thread: silver accents

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    silver accents

    I've got one more question which I hope someone may be able to help with.
    Does anyone know the name of the tool I am thinking of? It looks similar to a dome/dapping set. You make small silver balls,...
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    Thank everyone. I will see about finding a small...

    Thank everyone. I will see about finding a small one, will check with assay office first and take it from there. You don't have to stamp items below 7.78 grams though do you? Is it still optional?
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    p.s. if anyone knows of a really tiny but good...

    p.s. if anyone knows of a really tiny but good 925 stamp then please hit me with it! I'm trying to find a really small one with good reviews.
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    Title should have said below "7.78" grams

    Title should have said below "7.78" grams
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    925 stamping below 7.78 grams

    Hi there,

    I've searched 925 stamping on here but couldn't find a relevant thread so I'm sorry if this is a repeat of something someone has messaged in the past but I'm unable to find anything. ...
  13. Thread: Flux

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    Thanks for the info / tips everyone

    Thanks for the info / tips everyone
  14. Thread: Flux

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    Flux

    Hello,

    I've always used a borax bar and dish along with strip solder.

    I have recently tried the solder paste which I find quite useful for smaller things like jump rings although I still hate...
  15. Thread: Fire scale

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    Just a last note, I get a bit nervous buying...

    Just a last note, I get a bit nervous buying chemicals I've not used before....I notice Cooksongold don't sell boric acid/ denatured alcohol. Is there a particular brand or place I ought to go to?x
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    p.s. I have been watching some you tube videos on...

    p.s. I have been watching some you tube videos on using boric acid saying to use denatured alcohol and boric acid powder (50/50 mix). The videos just show you how to make it. 1 person says to burn...
  17. Thread: Fire scale

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    Thanks Dennis. Regarding the metal clay, would...

    Thanks Dennis.
    Regarding the metal clay, would you try to file in a really tiny groove on the clay piece where the jump ring is going to so it slightly sinks into it you see what I mean or would...
  18. Thread: Fire scale

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    Thanks China. This is very helpful.x

    Thanks China. This is very helpful.x
  19. Thread: Fire scale

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    Fire scale

    Hello,

    I know you're going to get some sort of fire scale with sterling silver more often than not but I wonder if there are any tips on reducing it?

    I find that if the wire/sheet has not...
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    Thanks for your advice.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a...

    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a bit of scrap fine silver that (offcuts from bezels) but it was only a bit. Yeah, I have been researching silver nuggets and can see these little tiny...
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    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you...

    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you say the underneath is has a rough side from the soldering block and when I sand it down, there are ever so tiny little pits. I am rolling the pebbles...
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    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools...

    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools but I think I know what you're saying to do. Will give it a go. What do you mean when the flux is still liquid? I saw a you tube video saying to flux...
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    Silver nuggets/balls

    Hello,

    I've been melting down some scrap silver to make balls/nuggets that I flatten out slightly.

    I bought a charcoal block which I thought would help with this and it does work much better...
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    Hi Dennis, Thanks for your input. I suppose...

    Hi Dennis,

    Thanks for your input. I suppose people have different ways and methods. I have never done enamelling before and would have never thought this would be how you would darken letters...
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