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  1. Dalee, Welcome to the forum, by far the...

    Dalee,
    Welcome to the forum, by far the simplest way to form a backless bezel is just make the bezel as usual then pierce the back out with your saw
  2. Thread: sourcing pearls

    by china
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    I used to get them direct from a place in...

    I used to get them direct from a place in Rarotonga, (Cook Islands) that eventually all went side ways, so now if I need pearls I get them from "Pearlescence" I know what I am getting no lucky dip...
  3. Thread: Sapphire rings

    by china
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    Sapphire rings

    Last Christmas I made six Sapphire rings for a mate to give to his family, here they are in their new homes

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    Yes I have a band saw in the garage only problem...

    Yes I have a band saw in the garage only problem is it is about 5 times the size of that one, in all seriousness I have a Woodfast jig saw that I am fixing up it will take piercing saw blades, those...
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    The next generation is coming along very well by...

    The next generation is coming along very well by the look of it
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    You would have had something in common with my...

    You would have had something in common with my brother he use to breed frogs
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    The value of "hall Mark" have long gone with rate...

    The value of "hall Mark" have long gone with rate of forgery from the est, I believe that are a outdated process ind in an s short time time will disappear
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    I buy it from Shell in 20 lit drums, about $160...

    I buy it from Shell in 20 lit drums, about $160 AUD last time
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    silicone abrasive in a rotary hand piece

    silicone abrasive in a rotary hand piece
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    That is another splendid creation, it has...

    That is another splendid creation, it has inspired me to to get right back into things ( shoulder has recovered as much as it ever will )
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    I think you may have solved your own problem, I...

    I think you may have solved your own problem, I have only ever heated with a torch from below, back in the seventies I made many many hundreds of enameled copper pieces, you could not make enough...
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    They are for the little people ( Leprechauns )

    They are for the little people ( Leprechauns )
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    Nice job. ( he/she thinks so as well I can tell...

    Nice job. ( he/she thinks so as well I can tell by the big smile )I have never had a problem with propane and re enamel, then I do not do very much enamel these days, I have one on the list so I...
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    We are not supposed to discuss politics here so ...

    We are not supposed to discuss politics here so I'm keeping well out of this one.
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    Interesting Caroline I enlarged a Gold eternity...

    Interesting Caroline I enlarged a Gold eternity ring that carried the London Hallmark and I was quite surprised the mark had virtually disappeared the ring is only 6 months old, it is completely gone...
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    Forgeries are every where, this is one reason why...

    Forgeries are every where, this is one reason why Hall marking is loosing relevance, there is no way to police it
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    LASER making is is a bit of a mystery as unless...

    LASER making is is a bit of a mystery as unless it is a really deep burn then it will not last very long, I have seen some LASER marked items from the UK and the mark has just about disappeared, I...
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    One thing I don't have to be concerned with,...

    One thing I don't have to be concerned with, however suppliers is another whole kettle of fish, seems to be getting more difficult by the day to be treated well if you are not business
  19. OK I should have been more specific, by FCS I was...

    OK I should have been more specific, by FCS I was referring to Fibre Cement Sheet, I have built my solder/casting area from this, it is pretty much fireproof, it is the same board that it used to...
  20. I would suggest the main criterior would be that...

    I would suggest the main criterior would be that the Diamond carries a international validation certificate, and that the metal is stamped accordingly
  21. Go to the hardware store and buy some 9mm FCS...

    Go to the hardware store and buy some 9mm FCS glue the edges together with Sikaflex Pro
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    I get this some times on a forum in Australia (...

    I get this some times on a forum in Australia ( not jewellery based ) I think people ask a question and don't get the answer they wanted so they disappear
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    I believe it is not recommend to use ammonia on...

    I believe it is not recommend to use ammonia on rhodium plate
  24. Thread: Practice metals?

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    Ah now you have put me on the spot, I believe...

    Ah now you have put me on the spot, I believe engravers brass has a more consistent grain structure, producing a even "feel" and no hard spots and is a bit softer than your normal engineering type...
  25. Thread: Practice metals?

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    Copper is the usual pick, it is less expensive...

    Copper is the usual pick, it is less expensive than Gold more similar to Silver, however most tend to use it for practice in place of of Gold, engravers brass is probably closer to gold
    although it...
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