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    Certainly possible; depends how confident you are...

    Certainly possible; depends how confident you are with a file.
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    I'm sure you're aware of the adage "never argue...

    I'm sure you're aware of the adage "never argue with an idiot" :)
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    http://www.santafesymposium.org/2000-santa-fe-symp...

    http://www.santafesymposium.org/2000-santa-fe-symposium-papers/2000-high-carat-golds-do-not-tarnish
    But there's not much out there I've seen in the analytical realm, mostly it's hearsay.
  4. I'd suggest there's little point in putting up a...

    I'd suggest there's little point in putting up a classified ad and then not bothering to return to the forum since to check for interest.

    Closing this now.
  5. Thread: Plastic bits

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    Well, TBF this used to be the area to contact...

    Well, TBF this used to be the area to contact Cooksons for customer service, but FB & email are more closely monitored than this is these days.
  6. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Has that only got 6 legs?

    Has that only got 6 legs?
  7. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Nope. An awful lot of snow & Christmas ones...

    Nope. An awful lot of snow & Christmas ones though.

    :flowers:
  8. Thread: Hi everyone

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    :bauble: (I was looking for a gold star, that'll...

    :bauble:
    (I was looking for a gold star, that'll have to do)
  9. Thread: Hi everyone

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    That's 4 today. Or was it 5?

    That's 4 today. Or was it 5?
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    Apologies - I was removing another spammer and...

    Apologies - I was removing another spammer and deleted that twerp's posts by accident too.
  11. Thread: Hi everyone

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    A short-lived frisson.

    A short-lived frisson.
  12. It's a pity that coronavirus hasn't changed the...

    It's a pity that coronavirus hasn't changed the behaviour of spammers though. You all exhibit the same patterns; I'd spotted you from post #1 and was just waiting to check my assumptions.
  13. Yeah. About that - don't. I've banned the...

    Yeah. About that - don't. I've banned the Grimee account now.
  14. From the same IP address, with different emails. ...

    From the same IP address, with different emails. Lukas/Grimee - an explanation, please.
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    Although perhaps worth mentioning that QBranch...

    Although perhaps worth mentioning that QBranch itself has, unfortunately, shut down.
  16. Not well-known to me, but if it started pulling...

    Not well-known to me, but if it started pulling out hairs I'd get fairly tired of it fairly quickly.
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    Are you sure you've posted the correct link?

    Are you sure you've posted the correct link?
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    Interesting point about Rustoleum; I've not seen...

    Interesting point about Rustoleum; I've not seen that so much with Humbrol enamel, which is more readily available in the UK. I have found that the eco-friendly printing inks are very, very slow to...
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    There's a fair few ways of achieving the same...

    There's a fair few ways of achieving the same effect. The bracelet I repaired has one end of the loop between the lower galleries fixed, the other moving (except that the other end in this case...
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    I took some grab shots of the one I worked on...

    I took some grab shots of the one I worked on last week - they aren't pretty, they're just there for my notes.

    The clasp with the frozen pin in the hinge:
    12886

    Where the pin broke away from:...
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    For double gallery settings, a loop from one...

    For double gallery settings, a loop from one lower gallery to the next.
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    Close them up as close as possible, run a fine...

    Close them up as close as possible, run a fine sawblade through. Close it up and see if it's adequate; if not, run the saw through again.
  23. Thread: find the joint

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    That works too, of course :D

    That works too, of course :D
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    If you've got stones, immerse them in water. ...

    If you've got stones, immerse them in water. Otherwise... Wait for it to tarnish (or use something to deliberately tarnish it).
  25. Thread: find the joint

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    Warm the piece with a torch until the solder...

    Warm the piece with a torch until the solder joint oxidises.
    It's how I find them when doing ring repairs/resizing too.
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