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    Books - the Jewelry (sic) Engravers Handbook &...

    Books - the Jewelry (sic) Engravers Handbook & Meeks are my preferred ones.

    The Hand Engravers Association is about to run one if its intro courses online -...
  2. OK, so you have it in writing now that the items...

    OK, so you have it in writing now that the items went missing en route at least; hopefully you've got a record of the sent weight, so that provides proof end-to-end.
    I'd log it with the police as...
  3. Who??? You've got 3 comments by members here,...

    Who??? You've got 3 comments by members here, only one has any suggestion that you might have done something untoward if you hadn't used a recorded service and that's clearly prefixed.

    Things...
  4. The vast majority of us use Special Delivery...

    The vast majority of us use Special Delivery rather than hand carry.
    I'd be surprised if someone helped themselves to just some of the items and not all, which is what I'd infer; I'd suggest talking...
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    Some are, some ask for a payment for upkeep in...

    Some are, some ask for a payment for upkeep in return for increased features (access to sales, that kind of thing).
    Remembering that this is Cooksons' forum, and they call the shots - the primary...
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    Re spammers - case in point this morning: 6...

    Re spammers - case in point this morning:

    6 posts in 10 mins ish.
    Posting on years-old threads.
    No additional content in any posts.
    IP address tallies with frequent offenders.
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    I've had a few of those too. "I want a 1ct...

    I've had a few of those too. "I want a 1ct diamond in platinum, with diamonds all over it and my budget is 300".
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    The IP address? I think it's a mod/admin function...

    The IP address? I think it's a mod/admin function only. But I always look at new posters.
    Noting that IP geolocation isn't always correct; it usually manages the correct country though.
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    True. Which is why I tend to look at the IP...

    True. Which is why I tend to look at the IP address location as a guide. Certain origins are more likely to be spam than others.
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    The easy way to get rid of spammers is click on...

    The easy way to get rid of spammers is click on the "report post" button, at which point some mindless drone (me) will remove the offending post and banish the perpetrators.
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    I get frustrated with spoken delivery - most of...

    I get frustrated with spoken delivery - most of the time it's too slow.
    Like that. And I really should make up a flask like yours.
  12. Thread: Outage

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    Reckon you overdid it with that sherry...

    Reckon you overdid it with that sherry...
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    Bigger torch? Direct flame on the joint isn't...

    Bigger torch? Direct flame on the joint isn't good if the whole thing isn't up to temperature, you'll exhaust the flux in that area before the temperature is at the right point. If you can put up a...
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    How clean is your copper to start with, and are...

    How clean is your copper to start with, and are both parts brought up to the same temperature?
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    For small volume, Wards are good; if you're...

    For small volume, Wards are good; if you're working more with them then there are others such as R M Weare, Worldshiner and a fair few others. But if you only want one or two, I'd go with Wards.
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    I've got one of the hand-held versions, which...

    I've got one of the hand-held versions, which came with a mere 4 pins - and arrived with the pins retained as the picture on the Cooksons site shows.
    Obviously it's got more pins now; I filed...
  17. Thread: New bench

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    We had drawers for A0 for engineering drawings...

    We had drawers for A0 for engineering drawings (CAD is so much easier to fit), but I've seen smaller ones - just can't remember how much smaller. We stuck the A1 & A2 drawings in A0 drawers, that...
  18. Thread: New bench

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    They look almost like plan drawers, although they...

    They look almost like plan drawers, although they may be a bit small for that. Nice either way.
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    I'd use a scorper.

    I'd use a scorper.
  20. Your first ring, huh? Paper thin metal, claws...

    Your first ring, huh? Paper thin metal, claws that will wear down as you look at them and inept setting. How thick is that basket? 0.5mm?

    Easily one of the worst pieces of mass-produced crap...
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    You don't *have* to stand on the pedal... :) ...

    You don't *have* to stand on the pedal... :)

    The LX is generally better for low-speed work with burrs; not really fast enough for using polishing mops or rubber abrasives - the latter kind of...
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    Just to put some numbers on it - when running a...

    Just to put some numbers on it - when running a burr up to 1.5ish mm I usually run it at 3krpm. A larger burr, with it's greater diameter (and therefore circumference) needs to go even slower...
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    What speed are you running at, and was there any...

    What speed are you running at, and was there any chatter when using the ball burr?
    TBH, I don't think you'll find many setters using setting burrs as standard - the hart burrs are useful for...
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    Older than that even; I remember mentions of them...

    Older than that even; I remember mentions of them over 20 years ago. Silicon carbide is particularly effective at absorbing microwaves, so they can get extremely hot (as in, copper melting) but they...
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    Teeth per inch. Or threads per inch in a...

    Teeth per inch. Or threads per inch in a different context.
    Jewellers saw blades aren't often measured in TPI, they're sold by number 8-1 (coarser to fine) then 1/0-8/0 (fine, finer, finest)....
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