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  1. Thread: Flux

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    Thanks for the info / tips everyone

    Thanks for the info / tips everyone
  2. Thread: Flux

    by Loulou
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    Flux

    Hello,

    I've always used a borax bar and dish along with strip solder.

    I have recently tried the solder paste which I find quite useful for smaller things like jump rings although I still hate...
  3. Thread: Fire scale

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    Just a last note, I get a bit nervous buying...

    Just a last note, I get a bit nervous buying chemicals I've not used before....I notice Cooksongold don't sell boric acid/ denatured alcohol. Is there a particular brand or place I ought to go to?x
  4. Thread: Fire scale

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    p.s. I have been watching some you tube videos on...

    p.s. I have been watching some you tube videos on using boric acid saying to use denatured alcohol and boric acid powder (50/50 mix). The videos just show you how to make it. 1 person says to burn...
  5. Thread: Fire scale

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    Thanks Dennis. Regarding the metal clay, would...

    Thanks Dennis.
    Regarding the metal clay, would you try to file in a really tiny groove on the clay piece where the jump ring is going to so it slightly sinks into it you see what I mean or would...
  6. Thread: Fire scale

    by Loulou
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    Thanks China. This is very helpful.x

    Thanks China. This is very helpful.x
  7. Thread: Fire scale

    by Loulou
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    Fire scale

    Hello,

    I know you're going to get some sort of fire scale with sterling silver more often than not but I wonder if there are any tips on reducing it?

    I find that if the wire/sheet has not...
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    Thanks for your advice.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a...

    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a bit of scrap fine silver that (offcuts from bezels) but it was only a bit. Yeah, I have been researching silver nuggets and can see these little tiny...
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    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you...

    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you say the underneath is has a rough side from the soldering block and when I sand it down, there are ever so tiny little pits. I am rolling the pebbles...
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    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools...

    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools but I think I know what you're saying to do. Will give it a go. What do you mean when the flux is still liquid? I saw a you tube video saying to flux...
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    Silver nuggets/balls

    Hello,

    I've been melting down some scrap silver to make balls/nuggets that I flatten out slightly.

    I bought a charcoal block which I thought would help with this and it does work much better...
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    Hi Dennis, Thanks for your input. I suppose...

    Hi Dennis,

    Thanks for your input. I suppose people have different ways and methods. I have never done enamelling before and would have never thought this would be how you would darken letters...
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    Thanks so much for your reply China, you've been...

    Thanks so much for your reply China, you've been really helpful.
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    Hi Caroline, Thanks for your reply, really...

    Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it!
    The twisted ring was just an example I was using as the ring I have has stayed black for a long time.
    What I am planning to blacken...
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    Thanks China, I am definitely going to give this...

    Thanks China, I am definitely going to give this a go with the glue. Will any glue be OK? There seems to be quite a few different types. I'm going to do a trial ring for myself first and see how...
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    Thanks Caroline - do you mix the dust and with...

    Thanks Caroline - do you mix the dust and with Araldite or Epoxy together and do you find it long lasting? It's probably just being a moron but there seems to be a lot of different glues out there...
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    Hi China, On your earlier response you...

    Hi China,

    On your earlier response you mentioned about using a dyed epoxy and pigment. I had a look for the pigment and found some here: ...
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    Thanks Alastair - yes some of the links didn't...

    Thanks Alastair - yes some of the links didn't work but others did. They give a link to the Rio Grande site to a product called "Midas Background Antique and Solvent Kit" but when you click on the...
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    Thank you Alastair, I will take a look.

    Thank you Alastair, I will take a look.
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    Thank you China, I will look into this.

    Thank you China, I will look into this.
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    Blackened stamping on rings

    Hi there,

    Does anybody know what could be used to black stamping on rings? I know about liver of sulphur and also about the impressart paste you can use. The paste seems to be no longer...
  23. Thread: Silver Clay

    by Loulou
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    Silver Clay

    Hello! Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day! I got some silver clay as a gift which I'm looking forward to using! I've never used it before but have been watching some you tube videos. The...
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    That's great you're getting on well with the ex...

    That's great you're getting on well with the ex dental appliance! That's pretty clever! I'm not technical regarding trying the foredom handpiece and there are different ones. Maybe check on you tube...
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    Hello, my foredom arrived today. I got the...

    Hello, my foredom arrived today.
    I got the quick release Foredom SR and the stand too as the foredom is quite a bit heavier than the Dremel I had and seems to need a sturdier stand but each and...
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