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  1. I don't believe it should be about boycotting...

    I don't believe it should be about boycotting anyone as such, it should be more about persuading suppliers that it's in their commercial interests to up their game.

    Maybe I'll start slabbing some...
  2. Thanks for the replies so far :) Ah yes - that...

    Thanks for the replies so far :)

    Ah yes - that was the phrase I was struggling for.
    Very true - at least at the moment. If there were some kind of independent certification system... Hmmm......
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    My 'other job' (when I have one) is also in...

    My 'other job' (when I have one) is also in lighting (designing lighting schemes for offices, schools and the like). What manufacturer and model did your friend recommend, out of interest?
  4. Should I / we be more diligent when sourcing stones and cabs?

    I stumbled upon the following article the other week...

    Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze

    Although I had been vaguely aware, that there might be some issues with...
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    Another downside of cheap LED lights tends to be...

    Another downside of cheap LED lights tends to be poor colour rendition. The method used to calculate a light source's Colour Rendition Index (CRI, sometimes abbreviated to 'Ra') is changing - mainly...
  6. Finally got around to reading the small print on...

    Finally got around to reading the small print on a syringe of solder paste the other day and noticed that it can be harmful to unborn children (and a few other things).
  7. Just thought I'd add my 0.02, having spoken to...

    Just thought I'd add my 0.02, having spoken to our domestic insurers after reading the links posted by Dennis.

    Contents insured with Legal & General via a broker, building insured with Aviva via...
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    No disrespect, but that's not been my experience...

    No disrespect, but that's not been my experience of late (at least not with struck marks). More than one of my (domed) pieces has come back with very noticeable bruising, which has had to be sanded /...
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    But how many people report this issue to TS? How...

    But how many people report this issue to TS? How many are even aware of it?? I wasn't, until I read this thread (thanks for posting it) and the OP stated that they had only "just read" about it.
    ...
  10. OK, thanks again to all. The only way to find out...

    OK, thanks again to all. The only way to find out how it works for me now, is to go and do it. I'll experiment with some scrap first...
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    A bit late to the party for this one, but... I...

    A bit late to the party for this one, but...

    I just bought a Canon Powershot SX720HS, to replace the one that I dropped (which would have survived, if the lens hadn't been scratched when it hit...
  12. Thanks for the replies and advice, everyone :D ...

    Thanks for the replies and advice, everyone :D

    I'd prefer prevention to cure, so will be checking out coatings (nitric acid is a bit too scary) - but how do I stop the solder flowing everywhere,...
  13. Thanks, Dennis :) Just to expand a little... ...

    Thanks, Dennis :)

    Just to expand a little...

    I do tend to do multiple soldering operations (adding shot and wire decoration), but 'work down' the solders starting with hard on the bezel join...
  14. FWIW, as a hobbyist / amateur / part-timer... ...

    FWIW, as a hobbyist / amateur / part-timer...

    When I price 'my' stuff for Etsy, I calculate the labour at the London Living Wage (currently 10.55 GBP per hour), or part thereof. Not a fortune,...
  15. Firestain appearing at the polishing stage?

    My first question here - please be gentle with me (I've already tried the Search function).

    I've been a good boy (I think)...

    I bought a decent sized (Orca) torch, so I could heat the Silver...
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    Coming in from the cold

    Hi there!

    My name is Nick. I live in Kent (UK) and have been taking regular jewellery - making classes since 2014. Most pieces are made for myself, friends and family, but I also sell a few items...
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