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    The best way to avoid firescale is to avoid...

    The best way to avoid firescale is to avoid intense hot spots, by reducing the air to your torch, keeping it moving and working in a darkened area so that you can see an even dull red.

    If you want...
  2. Thread: 'Made' Online

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    Hi Jules, good to hear from you. I have always...

    Hi Jules, good to hear from you. I have always enjoyed high end craft shows, from Goldsmiths hall, to Old Chelsea Town Hall and Made, which is held in Marylebone London. Later in the year there are...
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    Thank you Jules. Duly noted.

    Thank you Jules. Duly noted.
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    Dear Patni, You have shown us quite a few...

    Dear Patni,
    You have shown us quite a few interesting videos from your workshop, so I dont want to appear overcritical.

    However this one shows only a fraction of the process from wire to finished...
  5. In general when you make silver rings, you ensure...

    In general when you make silver rings, you ensure that any claws are stout enough to secure the stone and hardening is unnecessary, beyond the act of setting.
    If in doubt, you could compromise by...
  6. Thread: Lost wax gluing

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    Hi WD, and welcome to the forum. You can flame...

    Hi WD, and welcome to the forum.
    You can flame the interfaces until they are just runny, and press together until cool, or if only a small addition is required, drip wax on until the drips build up,...
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    Or rotary tools. If you are thinking of thinning...

    Or rotary tools. If you are thinking of thinning the sides too, leave them at least 1.0mm thick. Dennis.
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    No, your pickle will become mucky. Clean the...

    No, your pickle will become mucky.
    Clean the piece as well as possible first, using a brush and hot detergent. Then you'll be fine, but when you are more experienced learn to do without anti-flux...
  9. Thread: Silver etching

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    Yes, as Bob has said, only the lettering remains,...

    Yes, as Bob has said, only the lettering remains, and that is the resist. You also use heavy adhesive tape on the back and edges to protect those parts from the etchant.

    If you are using ferric...
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    Hi Rachel, If your stones have channels with...

    Hi Rachel,
    If your stones have channels with sharp edges, they can be smoothed with a cone shaped diamond reamer used by hand....
  11. Thread: 'Made' Online

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    'Made' Online

    If you're bored this weekend, you might like to look at some studio jewellery and other crafts from Made online:
    https://mademakers.co.uk/jewellery/ Dennis.
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    Well the only way to tell in that instance is...

    Well the only way to tell in that instance is with a gold testing kit. They they are not that expensive to buy.
    Pure gold of course does not tarnish, as witnessed by the colour of found nuggets, and...
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    9ct yellow, red and white, certainly tarnish...

    9ct yellow, red and white, certainly tarnish Wendy, due to the proportion of non precious metals in the alloys. In fact they get to look quite sad.

    When this happens, I am asked to clean up my...
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    That's good. Perhaps later we could see some...

    That's good. Perhaps later we could see some pictures of your adventures with repousse. Dennis
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    Thank you James, and the same to you. Hope you...

    Thank you James, and the same to you. Hope you are well. Dennis.
  16. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    It's not really April Fools day any more as...

    It's not really April Fools day any more as tradition says that it ends at noon. Perhaps it wasn't funny in the first place. Dennis.
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    There is really no way out of it if you have an...

    There is really no way out of it if you have an emerald cut stone and even more difficult if you want to make make a tapered collet.

    You will just have to buckle down and make it in one piece
    ...
  18. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    Parsley Oil.

    If you follow the latest trends, you will have heard of parsley oil. Parsley is not rich in oils, so it will take about two hundred bushels of parsley to yield just one litre, which makes it rather...
  19. Thank you Nick.

    Thank you Nick.
  20. Here you've hit on a serious point, Jewellery...

    Here you've hit on a serious point, Jewellery Girl. The sheet and wire come from you dealer in near perfect condition. You are not meant to mutilate them and then waste time cleaning up the damage....
  21. Here's the link for you:...

    Here's the link for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W6Aqv_wKfY
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    Your method will not succeed, because the ear...

    Your method will not succeed, because the ear posts on Snaptite fittings will be too short (10-12mm), so the shamrocks will sit too high and will tend to flop forward.

    For an inexpensive low tech...
  23. Thread: Help

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    Thank you for your feed back. We go back 25...

    Thank you for your feed back. We go back 25 years. It's where I bought my first reconditioned micromotor. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    A splendid piece in the right setting, but also a...

    A splendid piece in the right setting, but also a magnet for cat burglars. Dennis.
  25. Yes you can, and welcome to watch on lockdown...

    Yes you can, and welcome to watch on lockdown nights.
    Send links. Dennis.
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