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    I don’t know about either of these but as Bob...

    I don’t know about either of these but as Bob said Durston suddenly started producing equipment that looked like other reputable bits of kit, was way more expensive. There has been in my experience ...
  2. Thread: Saw blades

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    I feel as if I’m in back to the future or 2014!...

    I feel as if I’m in back to the future or 2014! Have to wonder how much off it is valid now given the changes in trading
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    I did a search on Vallorbe and there are a lot of...

    I did a search on Vallorbe and there are a lot of good general tips too
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    Hi David I usually use Vallorbe but haven’t...

    Hi David
    I usually use Vallorbe but haven’t needed to buy in a while. I seem to remember a while back there was some dissatisfaction with them but I can’t remember the detail and what other brand...
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    If they are removable without the use of pliers...

    If they are removable without the use of pliers then they are treated as separate pieces. I know a few people who only make necklaces made up of multiple component parts like this
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    These things happen unfortunately and at least you have squared it with LAO and you can be confident that nothing has gone wrong at their end. Report to the police as suggested and then report to RM....
  7. Thread: Safety Chain

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    I have decades of tubs or silver scrap I should...

    I have decades of tubs or silver scrap I should really send in! My jewellery is all gold of various carat I would think and a platinum wedding ring. I’ve never melted anything except by accident and...
  8. Thread: Flux

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    There is a way round that Jules. I heat up the...

    There is a way round that Jules. I heat up the piece until the borax has bubbled and gone sticky then I place the solder. It’s well tacked on then and doesn’t move
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    I do have a borax cone but find auflux easier and...

    I do have a borax cone but find auflux easier and less messy to use. I should go back and see if it makes much difference as it’s all we were trained to use but times move on and I know some still...
  10. Thread: Safety Chain

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    I’ve just been looking at my antique jewellery...

    I’ve just been looking at my antique jewellery and wondering if I wouldn’t be better stripping down the metal for scrap and making something new. I never wear it and don’t have anyone to leave it to...
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    If not deaf I’d have tried to talk them out of it...

    If not deaf I’d have tried to talk them out of it unless of course it’s gold!
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    I’ve never used them but suppose it has to allow...

    I’ve never used them but suppose it has to allow the bracelet to still go over the hand and a necklace to go over the head as you have to be able to get both of them on and off. That’s my guess though
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    Aw I missed them, nothing like a bit of spam for...

    Aw I missed them, nothing like a bit of spam for breakfast!
    Is there a point? Is it always to eventually post a link or is just time wasting? Given the more contrived spam going about such as the...
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    Given the original was 73k I would have been...

    Given the original was 73k I would have been interested in the budget for a remake
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    As I feel that the criticism about the Cartier...

    As I feel that the criticism about the Cartier post was aimed at me then I would like to point out that the original post said the customer wanted one as per the photos. It said that the pendant was...
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    So what was the point of the Cartier post? It’s...

    So what was the point of the Cartier post? It’s so much easier to check on the many dodgy emails I get by clicking on the sender and seeing what their actual address is.There are an incredible amount...
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    Is that something only you can do?

    Is that something only you can do?
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    Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether it’s...

    Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether it’s spam or….:/
  19. Thread: Collar necklace

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    It’s an app called Image Search Dennis and I have...

    It’s an app called Image Search Dennis and I have it on the iPad but would imagine you can get it on a phone. You just save a photo and then on the app go to photos and click search for the photo. It...
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    I want a 73k Cartier necklace, that’s what I...

    I want a 73k Cartier necklace, that’s what I think:)
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    I would reiterate that it’s a one off and you’d...

    I would reiterate that it’s a one off and you’d be stealing another company’s design with all the financial clout that Cartier would have you would be breaking the law. Letting the customer down,...
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    I’ve just done an image search and it’s Cartier...

    I’ve just done an image search and it’s Cartier at 73,00! Really?
    It’s a one of a kind pendant /brooch with a step cut imperial topaz surrounded by diamonds!
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    Should the pin not be going over or under and not...

    Should the pin not be going over or under and not through if you get me, the way it would with a ponytail

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    Should the pin not be going over or under and not...

    Should the pin not be going over or under and not through if you get me, the way it would with a ponytail

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    I usually just curve it and then flatten with the...

    I usually just curve it and then flatten with the hide mallet. A nice bit of oak cut in the correct grain for strength would be a nice touch for the pin. If you know a woodturner you could get one...
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