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    Hi Trippy, and welcome. I suspect most people...

    Hi Trippy, and welcome. I suspect most people would not solder it at all, but just close it as perfectly as possible. It looks stout enough to resist opening again.

    However If you feel more...
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    But extra easy solder is cheap and worth...

    But extra easy solder is cheap and worth ordering, because it extends the hierarchy of solders when you need it.
    Cookson will send it by return. Dennis.
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    Well you're battle scarred but much wiser,...

    Well you're battle scarred but much wiser, Sheena. I guess for the very last soldering of the bezels onto the bar, I would have used extra easy solder placed inside.
    The truth is you have packed...
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    It's looking beautiful, but why is the flower...

    It's looking beautiful, but why is the flower blue? Is it just a trick of the light? Dennis.
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    That's sad, but don't give up. To be accepted,...

    That's sad, but don't give up. To be accepted, the file size needs to be reduced to around 700Kb, or less.
    My routine way of posting pictures is to Go Advanced, click on the paper clip, and go on...
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    Certainly a novel idea, but needs testing. An...

    Certainly a novel idea, but needs testing.
    An immediate problem I can foresee is that it comes in large tubes and you only use minute amounts at a time. The rest might harden, before you need to...
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    Thank you Bob, I now found something similar on...

    Thank you Bob, I now found something similar on amazon UK, and have ordered it to try out: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Uchida+Jewel+Picker-Double+Ended%2C&ref=nb_sb_noss_2.

    For glueing it's...
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    Hello Jourdana and welcome to the forum. There is...

    Hello Jourdana and welcome to the forum. There is a choice of glues: Epoxy is slower to set, but requires two parts to be dispensed accurately and well mixed. Gel superglue is more convenient but...
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    Yes, it is more difficult to join two loose...

    Yes, it is more difficult to join two loose pieces. But if you were to score and bend into an L-shape, it would be self supporting just to run solder into the crevice. And two of those will then...
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    My second picture shows four prong basket...

    My second picture shows four prong basket settings connected by jump rings. Is that not what you are after then? Dennis.
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    I'm puzzled by what you say Theresa, because L...

    I'm puzzled by what you say Theresa, because L shaped pieces will stand on edge as shown in your picture without any other support. Dennis.
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    First you need to have a method of scoring your...

    First you need to have a method of scoring your metal. You can use a scorer, and a ruler, But it requires strong fingers and tends to slip.
    I prefer a mini mitre box, with wood in the bottom, and a...
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    The tube set chain has the wires converted into D...

    The tube set chain has the wires converted into D shaped jump rings, but the making requires super skill and patience.
    The four prong setting is possible if you get multiple units cast, with one...
  14. Thread: The River Otter

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    Thank you all for looking and for your stories. ...

    Thank you all for looking and for your stories.
    I think if you had him as a pet, he would be begging for bits of sushi at lunch times.
    George, I think the acrylic has mastered me, because at the...
  15. That sounds pretty good. Never suggested before....

    That sounds pretty good. Never suggested before. Could we have a picture?
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    That's good fun David.

    That's good fun David.
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    Experiment Done

    Here is a cheap pearl from my box, photographed on white.
    The background is a piece of photographic plastic, all the way from china.
    1.Exposure compensation, 2.unedited, 3. edited, 4 background...
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    If you hold the ends tightly together while...

    If you hold the ends tightly together while sawing, you can saw at a bit of an angle, and the ends will still match. Dennis
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    The River Otter

    In my family otters are a favourite animal, so I’ve made one from acrylic sheet to hang on a bag, or backpack. It’s a little bigger than usual, to allow for more detail in the face, but inevitably ,...
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    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q...

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=how+to+make+a+tennis+chain. From what you say, you've already looked through here? Dennis.
  21. Thread: Spinner rings

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    Check the band size before you splay. But also go...

    Check the band size before you splay. But also go easy on the splaying.
    What method do you use? Dennis.
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    Have a look at Andrew Berry on rings...

    Have a look at Andrew Berry on rings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaU5acww9gc. Bangles are just a bigger version of that. Dennis.
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    You can easily check Edele. The centre of the...

    You can easily check Edele. The centre of the band should coincide with the size mark on your ring stick. Dennis.
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    As George has said, for small jump rings, there...

    As George has said, for small jump rings, there is nothing as good as a fine saw blade, 4/0, or less. Large thin jump rings are rather flimsy to cut with a saw. My Tronex are brilliant for this, but...
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    Yes, with the collet open, you need to unscrew...

    Yes, with the collet open, you need to unscrew the nose and inset a 1.5mm Allen key. Hold the shaft and turn the key clock wise a little. Test before replacing the nose.

    This video shows it, but...
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