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    I'm pretty sure that's not a hallmark per se (not...

    I'm pretty sure that's not a hallmark per se (not a UK one anyway).
    Have a look here - https://www.silvercollection.it/hallmarks.html
    I haven't yet found the marks there, but I strongly suspect a...
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    Do you have a picture of the hallmark? Might be...

    Do you have a picture of the hallmark?
    Might be completely unrelated, but German silver is a name given to nickel silver...
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    What's the question?

    What's the question?
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    Safety pickle is usually sodium bisulphate...

    Safety pickle is usually sodium bisulphate (NaHSO4). In water, it dissociates to form a highly acidic solution. It's safer to handle in its dry form than sulphuric, but the aqueous solution isn't...
  5. Thread: PVA of gassing

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    First thought was it sounds possible, but I don't...

    First thought was it sounds possible, but I don't know if it would do so enough to affect the copper in gold.
    This showed up in searches -...
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    No. It isn't. We're not here to discuss...

    No. It isn't. We're not here to discuss purchasing at all.
  7. I need to get my eyes tested :D

    I need to get my eyes tested :D
  8. EMail notifications are only supported for...

    EMail notifications are only supported for private messaging.
  9. I tend to use a 3rd hand with crosslock tweezers...

    I tend to use a 3rd hand with crosslock tweezers so the chain dangles below the jump ring & I can keep the flame off the chain.
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    Lowest purity - 925.

    Lowest purity - 925.
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    I don't need to mention the "no politics" thing,...

    I don't need to mention the "no politics" thing, do I?
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    Probably more politely worded than my rant last...

    Probably more politely worded than my rant last night, Dennis.

    Patni, that is appalling. I know other parts of the world take a very different attitude to health and safety - but in burning that...
  13. Thread: Seed pearls

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    Is it? What did you find particularly...

    Is it? What did you find particularly interesting?
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    The cheaper double hook ones are pretty awful,...

    The cheaper double hook ones are pretty awful, TBH.
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    We had some issues in the past with some people...

    We had some issues in the past with some people deleting content in a fit of pique (sometimes going back years), trashing some of the conversations that had gone on, which meant that there's a timer...
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    It is done. And I can undo it if that's not the...

    It is done. And I can undo it if that's not the one you meant...
  17. Are they leaded enamels? If the answer is "don't...

    Are they leaded enamels? If the answer is "don't know", I'd suggest treating them as if they are.
  18. Thread: Gold testing

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    https://www.quicktest.co.uk/collections/gold-testi...

    https://www.quicktest.co.uk/collections/gold-testing-kits-complete-sets-including-silver-testers
    Be aware that the acids have limited shelf lives.
  19. Thread: Rio grande

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    If it's < 135 the seller charges you VAT and...

    If it's < 135 the seller charges you VAT and supplies it to HMRC.
    If it's > 135 HMRC via Royal Mail charges you VAT (and possibly duty).
  20. Can you describe any of the projects in it? ...

    Can you describe any of the projects in it? Assuming it was a projects-based one (given it was Waterstones).
  21. Thread: Tapering!

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    From memory, Jinks McGrath's rings book forges...

    From memory, Jinks McGrath's rings book forges the shoulders to a knife edge if that's what you mean.
  22. There is that issue in the UK of late, I don't...

    There is that issue in the UK of late, I don't know if it's a problem elsewhere. All of mine I've had for quite a while, so these days I only have to worry about exchange. And wince at the cost...
  23. A new regulator is not needed, what's supplied in...

    A new regulator is not needed, what's supplied in the Hamilton gas kit is fine.
    As for numbers on regulators - some have them, some don't. I've never needed to know what number setting it was it, I...
  24. Thread: Delft clay EU

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    Bijou Moderne would be the one I'd go for. I'm...

    Bijou Moderne would be the one I'd go for.
    I'm assuming the Delft clay from any of the European Cookson presences still comes from the UK?

    Of all things, you'd hope something named "Delft clay"...
  25. I've never found a QR->POL adapter, I'm afraid. ...

    I've never found a QR->POL adapter, I'm afraid. The QR regulators are fixed at 37mbar, which is pointless for a Sievert.
    I think you'll need to find a "real" Calor supplier rather than a hardware...
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