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    Hi David, a 3in scorifier is quite large, you are...

    Hi David, a 3in scorifier is quite large, you are going to need a hefty torch to get it up to temperature regardless of how much silver is in it, an oxygen and propane mixed set up is best however a...
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    Hi Caroline, i’m amazed how much I’ve use these...

    Hi Caroline, i’m amazed how much I’ve use these pliers for bits and bobs over the years. The sort of thing a friendly, neighbourly tradesperson with a shed could sort out for you.

    Nick
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    Hi David, being a part time worker I have lots of...

    Hi David, being a part time worker I have lots of spare time for tinkering in the garage, although I now seem to spend most of it with a camera and iPad.
    All the best to you….. Nick
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    Just what sheds are for…..

    Just what sheds are for…..
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    New Quick tool mod vid

    Hi all,
    I modified these pliers a long time ago and have had great use out of themÖ so I thought Iíd make a short video.
    What do you think ÖÖ I hope you canít tell itís a bit fakedÖ. Thanks Ö Nick...
  6. Hi Susie, I use a clothes peg in my drill vice...

    Hi Susie,
    I use a clothes peg in my drill vice to hold small beads. The large round hole running through the peg fits and grips my small beads very well. I then use a “peck” drilling technique and...
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    Hi China, I do find making my own tools very...

    Hi China, I do find making my own tools very satisfying, I made this one because I wanted something that could handle heavier wires. The other ones on the market are great for intricate and delicate...
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    Hi Peter, yes have seen a lot of wire jigs on...

    Hi Peter,
    yes have seen a lot of wire jigs on the market and have used a few of them. I wanted something more robust that can handle a bit of abuse. Hammering tapered pins through wire holes can...
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    New homemade tool

    Hi all,
    iíve been tinkering in the garage with a tool idea, it seems to be very versatile and is working well so far Ö. what do you think, could it be a commercially viable project some day?
    ...
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    Nice to have caroline, stacks of silver bullion...

    Nice to have caroline,
    stacks of silver bullion to melt… an ounce of silver grain is about £20 at the moment. Where as gold is more like £1200 and out of my price range to play with.
    Your golden...
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    Hi caroline, I find dc casting with scrap very...

    Hi caroline,
    I find dc casting with scrap very satisfying and rewarding, however being a bit addictive youíll soon get through your scrap and onto buying casting grain.
    Iím sometimes thoroughly...
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    Hi caroline , I can highly recommend the...

    Hi caroline , I can highly recommend the Cookson‘s crucibles that are called Scorifiers 2" Square and 3”. I’ve use the 2 inch a lot and find it a perfect proportion for what I’m doing.
    This small ...
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    Hi caroline, It’s great that with a bit of...

    Hi caroline,
    It’s great that with a bit of effort silver can evolve into something new, what are you making with it….. i’m always amazed how much 1mm wire I can produce from a lump of scrap silver...
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    Well thanks for that Bodika, so as quick and easy...

    Well thanks for that Bodika, so as quick and easy as that… done and dusted… within a few guided clicks… i’ve been looking for that for what seems like hours… amazing how easy things can be when you...
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    A how to question

    Can anyone explain how they get their personal Facebook and other address tags to appear below their message and name.
    Does it appear automatically with every message they post or do people copy and...
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    I would second that…. Thanks for doing what you...

    I would second that…. Thanks for doing what you do…. This forum is excellent….. Nick
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    hi China, must be a very exciting hobby to have,...

    hi China, must be a very exciting hobby to have, not knowing what could be in the next hole… Fame and fortune or an old rusty nail.
    Some of those Minelab detectors are a big investment … must have...
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    Sorry to see that….. there’s a bad bad world out...

    Sorry to see that….. there’s a bad bad world out there, all that time effort and dedication you put into your massive collection of stunningly unique creations…. Then somebody can copy all that data...
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    Thanks China, Have been looking into artificial...

    Thanks China,
    Have been looking into artificial voices, the best ones are not free but they’re getting very close to being undetectable and normal sounding, however they cost a lot to use.
    Might...
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    Thanks Peter, A bit of a Catch-22 for me, either...

    Thanks Peter,
    A bit of a Catch-22 for me, either spelling mistakes and bad grammar or a moody sounding voice. Might try an artificial voiceover sometime.

    I struggled with casting flasks at...
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    Thanks for your comments Kellz, The cast iron...

    Thanks for your comments Kellz,
    The cast iron flasks look the best on the market, although I’ve not used one. Having an opening on the top and sides is a great advantage.
    Not like those funny...
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    Here is the absolute basics needed with...

    Here is the absolute basics needed with cooksongold part numbers…


    Delft clay 9991087

    Borax powder 998116

    Scorifier 999akp

    Tongs 999926
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    Thanks David, Delft clay can seem expensive but...

    Thanks David,
    Delft clay can seem expensive but it’s well worth the cost for the hours of pleasure it can bring….. N
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    Voiceless delft clay video

    Hi all,
    I hope you’re not getting fed up with me posting about my videos here… but it’s great to get some of your valued opinions on what I’m doing…

    Is this minimalist voiceless video still...
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    I once accidentally started to brass plate an...

    I once accidentally started to brass plate an item by forgetting to use soap on my brass brush when cleaning……. Nick

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_LgeGMfarf9BHtKU4lFUhQ?sub_confirmation=1
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