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    Caroline you can change the nib on 99% of...

    Caroline you can change the nib on 99% of fountain pens,
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    I can't comment on the firescoff as I have never...

    I can't comment on the firescoff as I have never used it, don't think it should have that result, although I do recommend and use Boric acid as Dennis recommended.
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    Looking good Geoffrey, fountain pens seem to be...

    Looking good Geoffrey, fountain pens seem to be having a bit of a resurgence, I get some strange looks and comments when I use a fountain pen in daily life. Have a look at Silver Meister on YouTube...
  4. Thread: Silver etching

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    The paper is supposed to come off and you are...

    The paper is supposed to come off and you are just left with a print of the image on the metal, this is the area that will not be etched.
  5. Thread: Prince Phillip

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    Prince Phillip

    Just heard that Prince Philip has passed away my condolences to all
  6. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    I have some parsley in the fridge I will have to...

    I have some parsley in the fridge I will have to get out the mortar and pestle, then again I guess the shelf life is only one day.
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    I know the feeling I am officially old now, the...

    I know the feeling I am officially old now, the government has sent me a letter telling me I can apply for the aged pension.
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    Yellow ochre is used the same as rouge to make a...

    Yellow ochre is used the same as rouge to make a solder resist, I have only ever used rouge but many people use the ochre, I think the rouge is more old school.
  9. Thread: Plastic bits

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    I have had a couple of issues over the years and...

    I have had a couple of issues over the years and I always just email them direct, they have always been very happy to resolve any thing it must have been before my time that any complaints were...
  10. I suggest you do search on this forum (Top right...

    I suggest you do search on this forum (Top right hand of the page) the subject of torches has been discussed many times, aside from that I would recommend the smiths little torch, you will need the...
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    Although I have not used the Burgess I have...

    Although I have not used the Burgess I have turned it on and the noise is horrendous you would need to wear ear protection.
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    Purely for interest, I bought this back in the...

    Purely for interest, I bought this back in the seventies, it has never been used and is in the original case
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  13. Thread: Inspiration

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    Yes I have seen those videos over "complicated' I...

    Yes I have seen those videos over "complicated' I will make the unit up self standing then I will measure and weld up a angle iron frame, back section of the frame will be attached by screws so if I...
  14. I like it (I would have put it in front of the...

    I like it (I would have put it in front of the camera) "kneel on the floor" that's enough of the bad language please.
  15. Thread: Inspiration

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    I don't mind questions if you have any, might be...

    I don't mind questions if you have any, might be a few I have not thought of.
  16. Thread: Inspiration

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    I will rout channels/grooves horizontally along...

    I will rout channels/grooves horizontally along the the two side and the back, slightly deeper at the bottom and the element/s will lay in the channel There will most likely be just one element...
  17. Thread: Inspiration

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    Picked up the bricks, I obtained them for half...

    Picked up the bricks, I obtained them for half price ( left over from a order) this is just a basic positioning will be 200x200x200mm, now I need to notch the edges and cement each pair of bricks...
  18. Thread: Enamel

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    Enamel

    Getting back into enamel after many many moons, Thomson are the most widely known brand, any other brands that are recommended these days
  19. It is one of most misunderstood processes when...

    It is one of most misunderstood processes when setting with bezels it is surprising just how little you you require to hold the stone.
  20. Thread: Sievert safety

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    Flash back arrestor is not really required for...

    Flash back arrestor is not really required for just LPG if you GO LPG and Acetylene you will need flash back arrestors.
  21. I suggest you go back and read all your posts and...

    I suggest you go back and read all your posts and the various replies, we are just going around in circles now
  22. I suppose it depends on who ever is doing the job...

    I suppose it depends on who ever is doing the job as already stated a tumbler will not produce a high quality finish, you do not polish after plating ( well not in the case of most local Jewellers )...
  23. If as you now suggest the chain has been plated,...

    If as you now suggest the chain has been plated, there are only two ways to restore it, have it re plated will need to be done at regular intervals, or strip the plating off and re polish (not worth...
  24. As I tried to explain above over time it will be...

    As I tried to explain above over time it will be become dirty loose it's lustre/shine being Silver it will most likely have a degree of tarnish, all jewellery looses it's new look over time, mostly...
  25. Sounds like it needs it go into a ultrasonic...

    Sounds like it needs it go into a ultrasonic cleaner then re polished tumblers will not produce a high quality polish.
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