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  1. Thread: Which kiln?

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    Indeed I have, I have used it for enamelling, PMC...

    Indeed I have, I have used it for enamelling, PMC and tempering my lampwork glass beads. I tend to open the door to control the temperature so that you dont ruin what you are doing. PMC is OK up to...
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    I want to sell them as a lot rather than muck...

    I want to sell them as a lot rather than muck about selling a bit here and there and still end up with a load of stuff to move to a new house.
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    herewith images of punches doming block ring...

    herewith images of punches doming block ring sizer. Other items include milligrain tools, agate burnisher claw pushers etc. 100 the lot
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    3x1 litre microplating unit for sale

    microplating unit with 3x 1 litre pots for sale. Includes gold, silver and rhodium plating salts and solutions, spare pot and cleaning salts. 500 ono
    Phone 01883 623144
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    some images of the casting machines and wax...

    some images of the casting machines and wax injector
  6. picture of kiln

    picture of kiln
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    here is image of kiln48644865

    here is image of kiln48644865
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    will post when I have the time to do so but it...

    will post when I have the time to do so but it is likely to be sunday at earliest. In the meanwhile if there is anything you are particularly after just say and I will tell you what I have. I am...
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    what diameter would you want? They can be quite...

    what diameter would you want? They can be quite easy to cut out with a core drill and I can do this but would need to know a little more about what you want.
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    Quantity of cut stones for sale

    I have a quantity of cut stones to dispose of, everything from amethysts to zircons. they include diamonds up to 25pts, faceted, cabochons of all sorts inc a few interesting shapes of larger cabs. I...
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    test kiln/burnout kiln for sale

    4"h x8"w x12"d 1200 deg 2.5kW kiln designed for test firing ceramics but used by me for wax burnout. Simple oven type temperature controller. Will sit on an area of 12"x18" so only bench space...
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    quantity of hand tools for sale

    all the small tools you will need to equip your bench- piercing saws, files, ring and bangle mandrels, snips, archimedian drill, doming block and punches, disc punches, ring sizing machine and more....
  13. Uhlig enamelling kiln and large quantity of enamels for sale

    Older U5 muffle kiln used for enamelling and 2 boxes of enamel powders from various makers. With care you can also use this for glass bead annealing.
    100 the lot
    01883 623144
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    Lost wax casting equipment for sale.

    I have 2 centrifugal casting machines, one is the Walsh TC0871 with crucibles, flask, tongs etc (225) and the other a vertical 4oz crucible dental type (100) which I use clamped to a bench. Also a...
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    Hate to say it but it looks as though you might...

    Hate to say it but it looks as though you might have to make your own. 1mm hard drawn wire will do for the post and some suitably sized solid or semi-solid balls. you will then need to thread the...
  16. Thread: silver plating

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    Hi, there are disadvantages to plating that...

    Hi, there are disadvantages to plating that havent been mentioned such as the difficulty in reproducing the surface finish you already have. Depending upon the plating salts and method used you item...
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    Rock tumbling is the simplest way of smoothing...

    Rock tumbling is the simplest way of smoothing and polishing rocks. It is done in 3-4 stages and each takes time but requires little attention from the user. First stage is smoothing your very rough...
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    the broken insulation will cause hot spots in...

    the broken insulation will cause hot spots in your kiln and on the elements- not a problem if you run it up to temperature slowly. If you are not putting glaze type materials or reducing materials...
  19. Thread: kiln wash

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    Hi, for lower temperature work you can use a...

    Hi, for lower temperature work you can use a coating of clay. Proper batt wash should be used for temps over 880 deg c. I would recommend using kiln paper for pmc, the thinnest one will be best
  20. Thread: Craft Fair Stand

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    a lot of people use bolt together racking which...

    a lot of people use bolt together racking which utilise hooks to display items. This is because they pack down flat and dont weigh too much. I would suggest Display stnds ltd of the Portsmouth area...
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    You can but single hole hollow balls from...

    You can but single hole hollow balls from Cooksongold, just dont bash them with a mallet. You can also get semi-solid balls which need drilling. They are hollow but have a reasonable wall thickness...
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    I think you mean lost wax casting. This is a...

    I think you mean lost wax casting. This is a process for forming a mould cavity and is used in anything from aircraft turbine blades to earrings. there are many steps to take to get to the final...
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    If you spend too long heating a crucible it tends...

    If you spend too long heating a crucible it tends to go porous. Use oxy-propane or oxy-acetylene and lightly flux. I dont flux small crucibles at all, just a pinch of borax on the metal when melting...
  24. Thread: Mokume gane

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    Dear Peter, there is a gentleman in the US by...

    Dear Peter,
    there is a gentleman in the US by the name of James Binnion who is very adept at this art, I know he has published on it but I have seen his work through a thing called the Ganoksin...
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    Rhodolite is a type of garnet (not to be confused...

    Rhodolite is a type of garnet (not to be confused with rhodonite) and will thus survive the heat of firing in PMC. Other stones that will include peridot, ruby and diamond. Having said that, a slow...
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