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    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be...

    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be without you.
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    Hallmarking necklaces

    Does the weight of a pendant include the chain?
    Wondering if I can get away with not hallmarking a recent make. Say you have a chain with 2 pendants, is each treated as a separate item? Does it make...
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    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one...

    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one I think it would look stunning with the shank I had cast. Fingers crossed.
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    Collet without a collet block

    I have an 10mm x 6mm rectangular tourmaline (without corners). I think it would look great in a collet set into the ring band. Is it possible to make one without a collet block? I'm sort of hesitant...
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    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing...

    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing about plaids. You can tell.
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    Caroline I love that idea for a wooden pin....

    Caroline I love that idea for a wooden pin. Somehow I don't know any woodturners (even through I follow lots of different crafts on insta) but I might ask around. Dennis thanks for the pin thickness,...
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    Thanks Caroline, I do have a pepe heavy duty wire...

    Thanks Caroline, I do have a pepe heavy duty wire bender if I can keep the wire flat I'll try running it through that. Jules thanks for reminding me of the copper option. Every now and again I forget...
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    Plaid brooch

    I have a commision for one of these. It's going to be clan cameron hence the oak leaf. I was wondering of I can get away with buying a rectangular strip if silver say 1.5 - 2.0mm thick and bending it...
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    Definitly not a pet koala!!! I hear they reek...

    Definitly not a pet koala!!! I hear they reek something awful!
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    They came from a fishing/shooting shop that was...

    They came from a fishing/shooting shop that was closing down. They kept their fishing flys in it. It was absolutely filthy and had foam stuck to the insides of the drawers. So it took a while to get...
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    I would love to have another desk. I think two...

    I would love to have another desk. I think two desks is the ultimate luxury particularly if you're wax carving. I have a few projects on the go too but I found having a couple of dedicated drawers to...
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    Ah the old chair leather wasn't big enough in the...

    Ah the old chair leather wasn't big enough in the end so I bought Durston's bench apron from cookson. I'm rather pleased with it, though I might need to adjust it a little as I don't think I've quite...
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    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've...

    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've found in so much better already and my productivity has improved. When you have everything to hand it makes such a difference.
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    I'm the opposite, I leave it on a little too long...

    I'm the opposite, I leave it on a little too long just to make sure :D
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    Thanks Jules and Caroline, I shall investigate...

    Thanks Jules and Caroline, I shall investigate saddle soap :)
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    Hi Dennis I did put the solder on the outside but...

    Hi Dennis I did put the solder on the outside but for some reason it put some marks on the inside. Maybe I used too much solder or didn't have very good torch control? Not quite sure why it happened...
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    Hagerty Leather Care Cream

    Anyone tried this product? https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Hagerty-Leather-Care-Cream-250ml-prcode-997-544
    I have a pair of shoes made by my great grandfather and wonder if it would be...
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    Cleaning up detail

    Is there a way to clean up a couple of tiny little lumpy bits of solder from the inside rim of these earrings? If not I'll texture them but thought I should see if there is a miracle fix first....
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    I've used setting burrs in a hand vice and it...

    I've used setting burrs in a hand vice and it works well, if anything you can be more careful doing it this way.
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    I just did that today. Mmm why are my drill bits...

    I just did that today. Mmm why are my drill bits not working. I can't understand it!!!:rofl:
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    I will Dennis :). So far there's been a lot of...

    I will Dennis :). So far there's been a lot of sawing. The boards are already cut up and form the bench. I went with a shallow cut out so that the bench pin could fit in the wardrobe and the door...
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    New bench

    As we speak I have a man in building me my first bench. So excited. Previous to this my surface has been a bouncy breakfast bar at the wrong height, leading to chronic neck pain. Hoping it will lead...
  23. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Thanks Josef, that's really useful. Mine are in a...

    Thanks Josef, that's really useful. Mine are in a much more finished state so i haven't bundled then together. And I'm starting starting to think some of them might need to be laser marked.
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    Thanks Pearlescence and Jules, Here's my...

    Thanks Pearlescence and Jules,
    Here's my effort. What do you think? I have put them in one of those large letter boxes so that when the lid is down they're held tightly. I've made two rolls and put...
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    Just about to send my rings in to be hallmarked....

    Just about to send my rings in to be hallmarked. It says that if your goods need to be removed from individual packaging (bags, wrapped articles, multiple layers of packaging) you will be charging...
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