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  1. To get a good brushed finished effect, you need a...

    To get a good brushed finished effect, you need a clear run without obstructions. Hence raising the screws further is counter productive. Dennis.
  2. If the screws are level with the surface, then it...

    If the screws are level with the surface, then it is just not possible to avoid them.

    The best you can do is to render the strap evenly satin, using a medium to fine rubbing down block (not a thin...
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    Looks like it's a bit out of our price range at...

    Looks like it's a bit out of our price range at the moment, Michael. It is also remarkably like something we see posted here on April 1st.
    Do you have a link to the original article? Dennis.
  4. Sometimes a potential buyer is slow appearing, so...

    Sometimes a potential buyer is slow appearing, so do look here and in your private messages from time to time.
    Also both Cookson and Walsh have free notice boards in their showrooms. You might...
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    I think what you will find is that for clarity of...

    I think what you will find is that for clarity of imprint, the hardness of the metal is the most important factor.

    Hollow items will tend to distort and thinner pieces will show a blemish on the...
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    Yes, but a simple question, or comment is all we...

    Yes, but a simple question, or comment is all we need to set us off on long discussion, to keep the forum viable. We are delighted to hear from you.

    Forum activity shows that hundreds of members...
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    Hello, the simplest way is to use a gel...

    Hello, the simplest way is to use a gel superglue, such as Loctite Gel control, available in hardware shops.

    Dispense onto a piece of stiff plastic packaging and transfer sparingly into the...
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    Haha, thank you Karen. The final blow was that...

    Haha, thank you Karen. The final blow was that when putting in one of the screws at the back, an eye started popping out.
    What would you have thought the chances were of that happening? Dennis.
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    Hi Lenniek and welcome. I hope you are enjoying...

    Hi Lenniek and welcome.
    I hope you are enjoying the renaissance of your jewellery making.
    If you browse this forum, you will find lots of information, but it relies for its existance on pictures...
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    To get the gold to flow it must stay liquid...

    To get the gold to flow it must stay liquid throughout the process , must have a large enough channel and must not trap air.
    Don't blame the machine just yet.
    Use a hotter torch, use more than one...
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    Thank you Sue.

    Thank you Sue.
  12. The simplest answer to your problem is to build a...

    The simplest answer to your problem is to build a simple drawbench and get some drawplates.
    The starting point is a work surface, a vice, and a small boat winch with some non stretch rope.
    This...
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    Ah, but I have found it much easier to drill...

    Ah, but I have found it much easier to drill domes with ball burrs only, as suggested above. Dennis.
  14. Thread: G.n.c.c.e.

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    Thank you, Kellz.

    Thank you, Kellz.
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    Put it into a large sieve or colander to drain...

    Put it into a large sieve or colander to drain surplus water, then tip it into a heavy duty bin bag or garden bag for disposal. Dennis.
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    Hi Sheena, when you buy bead caps they are...

    Hi Sheena, when you buy bead caps they are already drilled, so I guess you are making your own.
    I would put them down dome side up and use a small ball burr, say 1.0mm, more on its side than...
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    This thread is from more than nine years ago, buy...

    This thread is from more than nine years ago, buy you can probably still contact Alan at Geti Titanium. Dennis
  18. Thread: Autosaved.

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    Autosaved.

    When posting on the forum, a yellow pop up says Autosaved. If you accidentally delete something, before completion, can you actually retrieve it? Dennis.
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    Yes, all that crafting will annoy professional...

    Yes, all that crafting will annoy professional customers and tempt them to go elsewhere, but where is better?
    I also remember some years back, when on here I dismissed wire wrapping and use of ready...
  20. Thread: Hi every one

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    Hi Deeks. It's unclear what you are looking for,...

    Hi Deeks. It's unclear what you are looking for, but:

    If you want to learn then I can recommend the many Jewellery courses At Morley College London: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/

    The...
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    Hi Minnesota and welcome from London England....

    Hi Minnesota and welcome from London England.
    You seem to have a clear idea of what stones you like and no doubt spend time at rock and gem shows, so follow your instincts.
    When you've made...
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    The member (Karend), has asked how to tube set...

    The member (Karend), has asked how to tube set three stones in a row, once the tubes have been soldered to each other and to the shank.
    Peter has suggested using a saw or a scorper, to separate them...
  23. People selling is actually illegal, Wendy.

    People selling is actually illegal, Wendy.
  24. Ha ha, you've got me in stitches Sarah. That...

    Ha ha, you've got me in stitches Sarah. That said, it tastes a lot better than Marmite. Dennis.
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    Thank you Sarah. Are you back in Blighty now? If...

    Thank you Sarah. Are you back in Blighty now? If so, how does it feel after all this time? Dennis.
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