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  1. Thread: Help

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    Is the collet the correct size it looks a bit big...

    Is the collet the correct size it looks a bit big big I think it should be a 2.35mm one. they only close up a small amount so its important to get the right size
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    Yes a shame too, they were a great company.

    Yes a shame too, they were a great company.
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    https://www.qbranchcasting.com/links Some good...

    https://www.qbranchcasting.com/links

    Some good links here
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    The bit of a draw back with delft is you need a...

    The bit of a draw back with delft is you need a big button which gets expensive in gold, If the metal doesn't have enough weight behind it, It wont flow and fill the cavity as its relying on gravity...
  5. Thread: Photography

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    I like my photography and have possibly spent...

    I like my photography and have possibly spent much much more than I will ever admit to my Mrs on equipment just for some background info. I will also probably get slated for saying this but if you...
  6. They would not be too difficult to solder up...

    They would not be too difficult to solder up yourself
  7. Thread: find the joint

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    I usually find them with my ring stretcher but...

    I usually find them with my ring stretcher but not on purpose !
  8. Thread: Weather

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    It does and especially in Manchester I was been...

    It does and especially in Manchester I was been silly. Do you still call bedding and sheets Manchester in Aus? I Believe this name was because Manchester was a great place to spin cotton because of...
  9. Thread: Weather

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    Its raining here which is unusual for Manchester !

    Its raining here which is unusual for Manchester !
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    I have used Geti and can recommend aswell

    I have used Geti and can recommend aswell
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    I made my own jig to sharpen them.Tried the...

    I made my own jig to sharpen them.Tried the crocker one and didn't have much luck with it I now have the sharpest gravers ever but still cant engrave lol
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    top video I enjoyed watching

    top video I enjoyed watching
  13. Thread: Tibetan silver.

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    Its usually has nickel. copper, zinc ,lead and...

    Its usually has nickel. copper, zinc ,lead and anything else they can find to put in it that is not silver or precious lol.
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    Also look at millgrain tools

    Also look at millgrain tools
  15. good luck have you tried Argos ?

    good luck have you tried Argos ?
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30W-493-Solder-Iron-Smo...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30W-493-Solder-Iron-Smoke-Absorber-Fume-Extractor-Air-Filter-Smoke-Fan-Tool/184430687789?hash=item2af0ecf62d:g:OgYAAOSwgdlfUJ-J


    I use one of these they have a...
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    Copper that makes the red is not as nice to work...

    Copper that makes the red is not as nice to work with it is more tricky to cast and work with than yellow or white in my experience. so I guess the redder your make it by adding more copper the more...
  18. Thread: Shot!

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    You can get magnetic shot that's stainless,...

    You can get magnetic shot that's stainless, that's how a magnetic pin polisher works the pins are stainless too. you can also get magnetic Platinum as well if it has cobalt in it !
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    Merry Christmas everyone and thanks Dennis for...

    Merry Christmas everyone and thanks Dennis for contributing so much to the forum makes it a good place to be, have a good one !
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    Yes from the mould of the master, but the copies...

    Yes from the mould of the master, but the copies will all be the same size this shrinks again because your making a wax copy for the second time. most of the shrinkage is in the wax injection.
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    the fisrt one is cast and polished then a mould...

    the fisrt one is cast and polished then a mould is made from this its called a master and copys can be made from that by injecting wax into it but they will be smaller than the master as you have 2...
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    lovely work

    lovely work
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    You need to run the pins to round them off. It...

    You need to run the pins to round them off. It will make it matt cause the edges are sharp. fill it up empty or with some big ball shot in it if you have some then run for a few hours. I don't bother...
  24. Ah cool that's a nice idea, Silver is easier you...

    Ah cool that's a nice idea, Silver is easier you can melt it with a plumbers torch. You will need to make the claws a bit heavier in silver as its quite soft as a material. You may need to drill a...
  25. I would possibly make it from wire etc depending...

    I would possibly make it from wire etc depending on your design. Casting can be a pain if you haven't done it before. Platinum especially so, you will need a lot of metal to use delft cast method...
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