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    If it is a "genuine" Foredom they will repair or...

    If it is a "genuine" Foredom they will repair or replace it under warranty I have never had a problem them, if it is faulty ( rare ) they will fix it, both my Foredom units run from zero to full...
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    I have all my stamps custom made these days, I...

    I have all my stamps custom made these days, I was not happy with the commercially made ones that I encountered it is more expensive although a well made item will last a lifetime.
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    Welcome from another Aussie and to the best...

    Welcome from another Aussie and to the best jewellery forum on the net, vertical drawbench that's new "material sizing plate" I guess it is something different to the usual draw plate.
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    Sounds as though you may need smaller size stamp,...

    Sounds as though you may need smaller size stamp, with a suitable stamp you can stamp wire, it will create a small flat section, that is usually acceptable
  5. Thread: Yellow bronze

    by china
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    I don't know if you have Plumbing supply stores...

    I don't know if you have Plumbing supply stores over there we do here they just sell plumbing items many of them will sell Silver solder and brazing rods per rod
  6. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    I use Acetylene in the shed, but for jewellery I...

    I use Acetylene in the shed, but for jewellery I use LPG it does not produce that annoying soot I don't want hijack the thread so I will keep quite now
  7. Thread: Yellow bronze

    by china
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    I will most likely fire up the Oxy/Acet and test...

    I will most likely fire up the Oxy/Acet and test how they perform on steel, I think they may be 45% and 56%
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    Great Idea Nick, wish I had thought of it, I use...

    Great Idea Nick, wish I had thought of it, I use it quite often.

    P.S. I inherited a large amount of industrial Silver solder rods I have no idea what grade they are.
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    Classic Not enough Heat "the solder melted...

    Classic Not enough Heat "the solder melted slightly but not much" the item you are soldering melts the solder not the flame
  10. Not a problem glad to be able to help.

    Not a problem glad to be able to help.
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    Try the solder on another item, does the solder...

    Try the solder on another item, does the solder melt on it's own eg. on a solder block, did you buy the solder from your usual supplier, are you fluxing the join or just dipping the solder ( you say...
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    " chill Beers " though you liked it warm up there.

    " chill Beers " though you liked it warm up there.
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    I am the same always used the cheap ones never...

    I am the same always used the cheap ones never had one leak the electrics just break down and are not worth fixing, last time about 4 years ago I bought four as they were on special still on the...
  14. Thread: Sizing cuff

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    I have been in this situation a couple of times,...

    I have been in this situation a couple of times, ask him to cut a thin piece of flexible card the roughly the width of the cuff, wrap it around her wrist cut to length, then flatten out out next to a...
  15. Thread: Stuck silver

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    Just to clarify do have punches that are stuck or...

    Just to clarify do have punches that are stuck or pieces of silver
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    Soldering would be the way to fix it, however it...

    Soldering would be the way to fix it, however it is not quite that simple, there are most likely more experience on the forumwho can advise you, here is what I know, solid gold you will need tp...
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    Trepanning would only be if they are circular...

    Trepanning would only be if they are circular discs.
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    Should be fine I have seen similar, although always in the first layer, is there any reason why you can't place them in the original layer.
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    Wards have 1.1mm diamonds...

    Wards have 1.1mm diamonds
    https://www.wardgemstones.com/stones/diamonds/brilliant-diamond-white-si-1-1mm-round.html
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    The Diamond industry around the world is a Mafia...

    The Diamond industry around the world is a Mafia like enterprise, a few companies such as Wards do not seem to to take part in this, and are happy to sell there products to all.
  21. Thread: Bezel pusher

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    Carefully drill a hole from the under side of the...

    Carefully drill a hole from the under side of the ring and push the stone out
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    Aris is where two planes meet forming a sharp...

    Aris is where two planes meet forming a sharp edge, in other words knock the sharp corner off.
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    That's a great mod, I'm out to the shed.

    That's a great mod, I'm out to the shed.
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    By some of these and make you own...

    By some of these and make you own
    https://magnet.com.au/products/neodymium-disc-3mm-x-2mm
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    What type of steel are you using, needs to be low...

    What type of steel are you using, needs to be low carbon, unless you have very sophisticated equipment.
    Do you do you own sandblasting, need to protect from rust as soon as it has been blasted,...
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