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    Making a Delft Clay flask.

    Hi all hope you’re happy and well,
    i’ve just finished making a long casting flask for ring shanks, I tried to keep the design simple so it can be made with basic tools (no welding needed).
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    Hi David thanks for that, oh yes I forgot to...

    Hi David thanks for that, oh yes I forgot to mention the size of the wires, I’ll have to add that to the description, The copper wire was 1.7 and the silver was 2mm diameter.
    The bronze...
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    Thanks for that Dennis, it was supposed to be a...

    Thanks for that Dennis, it was supposed to be a light-hearted fun video showing how easy and neat a seven strand twist is to make. However it went a bit wayward when I started melting the ends with...
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    Hi China, thanks for that, hope your rehab goes...

    Hi China, thanks for that, hope your rehab goes well, i’m sure YouTube will help pass the time, i’ve enjoying filming videos, gives me a new dimension on making stuff … at No. 35 now.
    Take it easy …...
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    Sacred geometry

    Hi all, just finished a video trying to look at simple and basic sacred geometry in jewellery making… what do you think? … i’m hoping it makes some sort of sense.

    https://youtu.be/lkxXsOWCLk0 …...
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    Using charcoal

    Hi again, finally managed to upload my playing with charcoal video … thanks to all your help and encouragement.
    Here is the link for anyone interested, what do you think?
    Thanks
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    Thanks for your comments Dennis and China, so...

    Thanks for your comments Dennis and China, so I’ll leave the statement about charcoal being good for working with gold in my video…. Appreciate your expertise… Nick
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    Working with gold

    Hi all hope you’re well and not too wind swept, A quick question for all you Goldsmiths … i’m just finishing a video about using charcoal and being a hobbyist I’ve never worked with gold. My question...
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    Nice to see something new and different that I’ve...

    Nice to see something new and different that I’ve not seen before … especially when it’s been handmade.
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    My favourite past time is chain making, this is...

    My favourite past time is chain making, this is an amazing website and very in-depth … I use it a lot … https://www.mailleartisans.org
    Although loop and loop style is a little different for A.R I...
  11. I was given nearly a kilo of silver cutlery one...

    I was given nearly a kilo of silver cutlery one time …. Ended up with 150g …. Lot of fake and worn marks and hallmarks…. Test as much as possible … not worth contaminating a good batch with something...
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    Ok thanks for that Dennis, i’ll give the easy...

    Ok thanks for that Dennis, i’ll give the easy option a ago…. cheers…. Nick
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    Thanks Dennis and China, It sounds like...

    Thanks Dennis and China,
    It sounds like overheating was the cause, i’ll have to be more careful next time. It was supposed to be a quick Xmas present for somebody, so I’ll try the solder and pick...
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    Nice vid … you make it look quick and easy…...

    Nice vid … you make it look quick and easy… Nervous about having lead in my workshop… had a disaster one time contaminating silver…. Nick
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    Pitting problems

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    Hi all,
    hope you’re feeling festive if that’s your thing… I’ve fused this 1.3mm sterling silver wire with borax for a simple look cuff…. However after cleaning back I found fine porosity or...
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    Okay thanks Caro, i’ll try that… saves me having...

    Okay thanks Caro, i’ll try that… saves me having to buy more.
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    Hi Sheen, that’s just the sort of stuff I meant,...

    Hi Sheen, that’s just the sort of stuff I meant, sif is a very popular manufacturer and has a massive product range … 1.6mm x 1kg pack of braising rods is very common so some High Street welding...
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    I’m not sure what to do with my auto flux, it’s...

    I’m not sure what to do with my auto flux, it’s lost its colour and gone rather crystalline at the bottom of it’s container … probably time to buy some fresh stuff…
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    Hi Jules, I know what you mean about sold strip…...

    Hi Jules, I know what you mean about sold strip… I now use paste a lot …. my favourite past time is making elaborate fine chains and paste is perfect for this….. massively speeding up the...
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    Sorry china …. is it possible to hijack threads …...

    Sorry china …. is it possible to hijack threads … i’d probably be guilty of that …. just good old chit chat……. same with me… I love my Oxy propane set up in my garage… very versatile… i’ve used...
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    Mmm acetylene … nice …hot hot hot… It’s amazing...

    Mmm acetylene … nice …hot hot hot… It’s amazing how many variations on a theme there are …. I got excited recently when I found some copper coloured braising rods for joining copper … resulting in...
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    Silver solder rods possibly for braising brass …....

    Silver solder rods possibly for braising brass …. Can be tested a bit ….. what does it do in pickle….. does it flow with borax….. testing temperature range can be done with a small Paleon on a scrap...
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    Hi Sheen, I work in the metalwork industry and...

    Hi Sheen,
    I work in the metalwork industry and jewellery making is my hobby…In my garage I’ve done a lot of bronze copper and silver casting…. At work i use a lot of different welding techniques...
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    I loved it, you made it look very simple with...

    I loved it, you made it look very simple with your techniques, you looked very economical with your gold … Obviously going to have to be if you’re working with it…. Maybe one day when I’m rich and...
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    Delft clay dabbling

    Have you seen one too many delft clay vids….. if not here’s another….. tried to keep this one quick and simple…. does it still make sense….

    https://youtu.be/Uo5f8VIZQzE

    Thanks … Nick
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