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  1. Thread: Annealing pan

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    Great video Nick you have inspired me, some thing...

    Great video Nick you have inspired me, some thing I have intending to do for long time, I'm off to to the BBQ place anyway to buy some some smoking chips I will have a look at their rocks then off to...
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    I have a dust extractor on my polisher, I don't...

    I have a dust extractor on my polisher, I don't wear a mask other than in the shed some times when wood working as I can't run the dust extractor at night neighbours would tar and feather me.
  3. Thread: The Queen

    by china
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    The Queen

    Just heard the Queen has passed, I feel for her Family, very different times ahead, Australian government will now push for us to become a republic.
  4. Only thing I can think of is contamination or...

    Only thing I can think of is contamination or maybe over heating the Silver, green colour for Borax is normal.
  5. What grade of Silver are you using

    What grade of Silver are you using
  6. Thread: Silver Prices

    by china
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    Silver has increased in price in Australia an USA...

    Silver has increased in price in Australia an USA , where do you buy yours
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    I use Thompson we have an agent in Australia, not...

    I use Thompson we have an agent in Australia, not much help to you being in Spain.
  8. Cylinder size ( D) 2 m3 I do not know if the "D"...

    Cylinder size ( D) 2 m3 I do not know if the "D" is same over there
  9. Efcolor is imitation enamel made from synthetic...

    Efcolor is imitation enamel made from synthetic resin
  10. Caro interesting about the Smiths being heavy on...

    Caro interesting about the Smiths being heavy on oxygen I have not found this, my cylinder lasts me at the very least 18 months.
  11. I use Oxy/LPG mainly because LPG is cleaner and...

    I use Oxy/LPG mainly because LPG is cleaner and for jewellery you not need the the extra heat produced by Acetylene, I use Acetylene for welding etc. in my garage, many people in your part of the...
  12. Smiths little torch like comparing Chalk and...

    Smiths little torch like comparing Chalk and cheese the little torch has more heat or less heat more precise flame therefore more precise placement of lame, results in more control over all, once...
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    Would something like this work drill hole in ring...

    Would something like this work drill hole in ring and gently peen over the post, (I did not say this but maybe a touch of epoxy)
    https://www.thejewellers.com/9ct-gold-4mm-bead-stud-earrings-1600256
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    How about, a Silver orb easy to solder then have...

    How about, a Silver orb easy to solder then have the orb plated, at a jeweller who is set up with plating equipment
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    Depends on the country of manufacture

    Depends on the country of manufacture
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    It is safe if every thing is in good order as I...

    It is safe if every thing is in good order as I explained above, to check if there is a tiny flame switch lights off in the area and you will see if it still has a flame, normally it will be just at...
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    Seems like it may have not extinguished leaving a...

    Seems like it may have not extinguished leaving a tiny flame burning, faulty shut off valve on the handle, may just need cleaning, could just be loose fittings or my need a service kit, probably just...
  18. Thread: PVA of gassing

    by china
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    Interesting I did not find that when I googled...

    Interesting I did not find that when I googled it, may a good case for the old fashioned Hide glue.
  19. Thread: PVA of gassing

    by china
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    PVA of gassing

    A question has been asked on the wood working forum that I am a member of, does PVA off gassing cause gold to corrode, member state that a jewellery box he made and stored 9ct gold rings in resulted...
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    Yep, that way you keep the heat low, I used easy...

    Yep, that way you keep the heat low, I used easy on a large belt buckle, Brass back and Silver face (For my kilt) that was in 2019 it worked very well and is as solid as the day I made it.
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    As said above, plus be careful not to overheat...

    As said above, plus be careful not to overheat the Brass it will bring Zinc to the surface and contaminated the join, causing it to fail.
  22. Thread: Weather

    by china
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    I hope that was meant to be 30c Dennis, all jokes...

    I hope that was meant to be 30c Dennis, all jokes aside must be a big shock, I'm used to it down here just turn on the Aircon, I visit a town called Andamooka often about 700 ks from Adelaide...
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    My thoughts it is a low grade Silver my have...

    My thoughts it is a low grade Silver my have caused the result should be easy enough the remove as said above, I think the most likely cause is that it was over heated.
  24. Thread: Weather

    by china
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    Weather

    The news tells me you are getting some of our type of weather over there, try to keep cool hope it does not last too long.
  25. Thread: Hydraulic Press

    by china
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    Hi Mandy, sorry for the late response...

    Hi Mandy, sorry for the late response (renovating) that press looks like the one my friend in QLD had about 2 yrs ago thread broke off one of the bolts in normal use, plus it is only 8 ton, save your...
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