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    Microscope suitable for setting etc.

    Hi,

    I am wondering what spec is recommended as a jewellers microscope. I have been offered a meiji EMT-1 with led ring light, booms stand and wf5x/wf15x/wf20 lenses but I have no idea if this...
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    OTEC Eco Maxi - help

    Hi,

    I bought a secondhand OTEC Eco Maxi and used it for the first time today. It came with no instructions and I'm struggling to find any manual online. Just wondering how long, I should be using...
  3. Thanks a million. I'm getting far better flames...

    Thanks a million. I'm getting far better flames now! The only thing that is now happening that didn't use to with the oxygen tank set-up is that if a lot of the time if I move the torch the flame is...
  4. Thanks for coming back to me. I've purged the O2...

    Thanks for coming back to me. I've purged the O2 line like you suggested but I'm still having problems. I can confirm that the PSI for the propane is as per the Little Smith instructions. Once I get...
  5. Can't get stable flame with Oxycon Propane and a little Smith Torch

    Hi All,

    I recently bought an oxycon and I'm having trouble getting a stable flame. The flame is going out almost immediately after oxygen is introduced eventhough the pressure is very low (below...
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    Thanks James, I'm hoping to make a torc...

    Thanks James,

    I'm hoping to make a torc bracelet (3mm round wire) and have the following bullet-shaped peridots set on each end. I was thinking that a 4 x 6mm stone could work nicely but don't...
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    Bullet shaped gemstones

    Hi, I am wondering if anybody knows how a bullet gemstone is set?

    Thanks!
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    Crystal birthstones

    Hi,

    Does anybody know where I can a buy 3mm round crystal / synthetic birthstone set? Riogrande only sell packs of 120 and I'd prefer a closer supplier. most other sellers I've come across are...
  9. I'm the same. Let me know how you get on. I'm...

    I'm the same. Let me know how you get on. I'm going to experiment too!
  10. barrelling machine for cleaning up castings

    Hi,

    I have a tumbler that I have used a few times with steel shot and barrelbrite. However, I am unsure what different media I can use to clean up castings and in what order I should use them. I...
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    Hammer hand pieces for pendant motors

    Hi,

    Does the hammer hand piece fit onto a normal pendant motor with the usual cirucular action? I'm confused about how the hammer action can occur with a rotary action motor?
    Does anybody know...
  12. Thread: die sinker

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    Thanks Dennis. Will check this out later and...

    Thanks Dennis. Will check this out later and follow up
  13. Thread: die sinker

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    Hi Wallace, Yes that's the company. But...

    Hi Wallace,

    Yes that's the company.
    But haven't been able to get a reply
    Thanks!
    Tracy
  14. Thread: die sinker

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    die sinker

    Hi, I've been trying to contact a hand die sinker who worked under taliesinpewter but with no luck. Does anybody know if the company is still going?

    Alternatively,if you know any other die...
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    Worked a treat - thanks

    Worked a treat - thanks
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    argo-tect and safety pickle

    Hi,

    I am reading the directions on Argo-tect and wondering if safety pickle will work instead of the sulphuric acid or whether the acid is necessary.

    Thanks a million
  17. Thanks James - that all makes sense. I use a size...

    Thanks James - that all makes sense. I use a size 7 tip and use 0.5 bar (maximum setting on regulator is 6 bar) and this is consistent with the instructions I have for the regulator and torch. I...
  18. I have a similar regulator. There's 2 dials. I...

    I have a similar regulator. There's 2 dials. I didn't realise the other dial was to read what's left in the cylinder. I can now confirm that the cylinder isn't empty.
  19. Can't maintain a stable flame with my torch

    Hi All,

    I am using a Little Torch with propane and oxygen. When I light the flame and introduce the oxygen the pressure on the oxygen gauge reduces and the flame moves from being blue in colour to...
  20. Thread: Tap & die

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    Sorry Dennis - i wasn't purposely trying to be...

    Sorry Dennis - i wasn't purposely trying to be secretive. Apologies if i annoyed you - last thing i wanted to do.
    I'm trying to connect a thin layer of silver fretwork to another thin layer of...
  21. Thread: Tap & die

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    Thanks Dennis - i was hoping to get the piece...

    Thanks Dennis - i was hoping to get the piece cast so not sure a really small screw and tubing can be cast because the clean-up would probably result in threads being worn. My head is wrecked - if...
  22. Thread: Tap & die

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    Thanks Dennis, I seem to have the screw made...

    Thanks Dennis,

    I seem to have the screw made ok. However, I was holding the tubing in my hand while turning the tap in a pin vice. I will put the tubing in a vice and try again. I was applying...
  23. Thread: Tap & die

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    Tap & die

    Hi!

    Is it possible to get a tap n die to produce a working screw and tubing with threads to match in sterling silver? I don't seem to be able to get it to work - not sure if it's the quality of...
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    Agate disks/slices

    Hi, is it possible to get round agate disks cut that would be 2mm thick - can nybody recommend a lapidary expert that might do this?

    Thanks!
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    Thanks so much Carlton. I think I've found a...

    Thanks so much Carlton. I think I've found a company in Italy and (i think - fingers crossed) one in the UK that can source 1mm-2mm acrylic but Italian company don't seem to have solid colours in...
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