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    Ah! stupid stupid me, I thought you were...

    Ah! stupid stupid me, I thought you were referring to the ear posts etc ( as I said mental Block )
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    Ok I,m having a mental block here someone point...

    Ok I,m having a mental block here someone point me to normal discs and flat ones plus colours?
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    I have used the Boric acid Alcohol mix quite...

    I have used the Boric acid Alcohol mix quite successfully, although in saying that I use it as more of a insurance just to be sure, one thing to remember is fire scale is very often a result of over...
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    I have never used that brand only ever use...

    I have never used that brand only ever use Thomson, and my technique is clearly much more agricultural than yours ( I only use a torch ) are you using a fine sieve to get consistent size in the...
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    What size bullet would be heavy are you meaning...

    What size bullet would be heavy are you meaning assembled bullet or jut the projectile, very common to complete all the soldering then copper plate it,
    or make the bullet from silver or gold I have...
  6. Thread: Storms

    by china
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    Storms

    Been getting the news reports from UK about severe storms and flooding, I hope none of our members are being impacted,

    Bob
  7. As Peter said may as well just make them, you...

    As Peter said may as well just make them, you will have straight away and they will be better quality, you don't need to cast them you could make basket settings, I do this much more often these days...
  8. You could try https://www.bettsmetalsales.com/

    You could try https://www.bettsmetalsales.com/
  9. Thread: New things

    by china
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    Nice work Deb does not look like the little...

    Nice work Deb does not look like the little hiatus has had any detrimental effects ( wish I had a $1 for every piece of Opal I have cracked over the years )
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    You beat me to it Dennis

    You beat me to it Dennis
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    Not too many easy ways with jewellery although it...

    Not too many easy ways with jewellery although it becomes easy after a lot of practice and mistakes,
    sounds like you are not annealing correctly if properly annealed Silver wire becomes soft almost...
  12. Thread: Cord end caps

    by china
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    Just in the last fortnight I purchased a box...

    Just in the last fortnight I purchased a box hinge, with the idea of having it rose gold plated, well when it arrived it was not up to my expectations so I am going to make it myself, some times
    I...
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    To answer all your questions, polishing then...

    To answer all your questions, polishing then cleaning i.e, cleaning off the residual polish is the final operation, it will be obvious if you anneal a piece after polishing that you will have to re...
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    Some things are like that you thick they are so...

    Some things are like that you thick they are so popular but no one seems to have them, also you can buy items that look good and when you get them they go straight in with your melt down scrap
  15. Thread: Cord end caps

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    I went through this a couple of years ago ended...

    I went through this a couple of years ago ended up making them myself.
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    Check Foredom I just replaced the circuit board...

    Check Foredom I just replaced the circuit board in mine $48 US
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    Dennis I tried it again and all seems well (...

    Dennis I tried it again and all seems well ( internet gremlins having fun)
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    Yes I have seen many rose gold rings soldered...

    Yes I have seen many rose gold rings soldered with yellow gold, it seems to be the accepted method, with a plain band you can't modify so you are stuck with it, the ring I am making can be modified...
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    Dennis I checked out the link just for my...

    Dennis I checked out the link just for my interest it does not work, may just be me thought I would let know in case it it does not work for anyone
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    I am in the process of making a rose gold ring...

    I am in the process of making a rose gold ring and I was concerned about the join showing, I have gone to a lot of trouble and a fair few dollars in my quest to match the solder to the gold, my...
  21. Can also be done with dividers, some this easier...

    Can also be done with dividers, some this easier than Calipers, mark from both sides alternately if you are out this will give two lines close together enabling you to sight the center
  22. Embo thanks for that, I will try to help, that...

    Embo thanks for that, I will try to help, that type of stone does not really lend itself to bezel setting, however in can be done, personally I would go for a claw setting.
    to make a bezel setting...
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    I started a reply but deleted it, need some more information to give any responsible advice.
    11mm x 9mm is that oval shaped or is that diameter and depth, I am guessing diameter and depth
    is it a...
  24. By the look of the hammer I would say it is a...

    By the look of the hammer I would say it is a 6Kg, you would probably be surprised at the impact weight, there would a mathematical formula to estimate it ( don't ask me), I have mate who uses a 50...
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    Caroline, I should have made myself clear, I was...

    Caroline, I should have made myself clear, I was interested weather or not you had the option to register or still have the mark and not register, thanks for clearing it up
    re the parchment book a...
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