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  1. If you use Silicone I would suggest that use a...

    If you use Silicone I would suggest that use a neutral variety, (the type use for mirrors is neutral) the standard version may affect the metal.
  2. I use one of this type to pick up small stones...

    I use one of this type to pick up small stones Pearls etc https://www.craftonline.com.au/products/sb-marvy-jewel-picker-tool
  3. Thread: soldering mitres

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    some years ago when I made up a set of 8 silver...

    some years ago when I made up a set of 8 silver boxes I used a set of these https://www.micromark.com/Mini-4-Corner-Clamps-1-2-Inch-x-1-2-Inch-to-5-Inch-x-5-Inch-Capacity
    I tried to find them, but...
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    1. Dull red. 2. Neutral. 3. I use pickle, after...

    1. Dull red.
    2. Neutral.
    3. I use pickle, after a few seconds cooling, I tend not quench anything instantly.
    4. Clean and polish as with any other precious metal.
  5. Thread: Photography

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    I have to admit I have never photographed a...

    I have to admit I have never photographed a single pearl on a white background it is a challenge I will have to take up I will let you know the results either way.
  6. Thread: The River Otter

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    Well done I think everyone likes Otters the...

    Well done I think everyone likes Otters the Japanese keep them as pets from what I have seen on you tube I don't if they need some type of permit.
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    I have Swedish made Lindstrom 8160 not...

    I have Swedish made Lindstrom 8160 not technically flush cutters but near enough I have been using them for 10 years, I have only replaced one spring in that time.
  8. Thread: Disc cutters

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    If you have a disc cutter it also allows you to...

    If you have a disc cutter it also allows you to cut discs from your recycled scrap.
  9. Thread: Photography

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    That is my point if your background turned grey...

    That is my point if your background turned grey inside the camera either you did something wrong or your camera is faulty or you need a better camera
  10. Thread: Photography

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    Then you have the other type of Photographer (...

    Then you have the other type of Photographer ( such as myself ) who likes their photos natural and unadulterated with Photoshop, any one can take a rubbish photo and make it look good with photoshop...
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    Do some of research with coin dealers first, I...

    Do some of research with coin dealers first, I can't speak for the UK, although in Australia the sovereigns would almost certainly be worth more than the gold value.
  12. Thread: Photography

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    Natural light e.g. sun light through a window or...

    Natural light e.g. sun light through a window or light box, a camera with quality macro ability, plus the back ground can influence the final result.
  13. Thread: Disc cutters

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    I have friend in QLD she makes jewellery for a...

    I have friend in QLD she makes jewellery for a living and has had the earlier version of this for years and is very happy with it. ...
  14. Thread: Disc cutters

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    Have look at this with one exception use anything...

    Have look at this with one exception use anything but 3in one (I hate the stuff)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsefCS3U9g
    You can modify the non clamping types but these days you can get the...
  15. That stuff is buyer beware alright Dennis...

    That stuff is buyer beware alright Dennis "certified" who buy the Milkman
  16. Thread: Weather

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    Very big contrast 1.30 pm and 37 deg don't think...

    Very big contrast 1.30 pm and 37 deg don't think I will be breaking out the ice skates.
  17. Sounds as though rather than make a piece you...

    Sounds as though rather than make a piece you just want assemble from ready made parts, excuse me if I am wrong, the words Emerald and "wouldn't be too expensive do not go together unless they are...
  18. Thread: Custom stamp

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    The Birmingham Assay office made made mine, plus...

    The Birmingham Assay office made made mine, plus they did a excellent job and for what I consider a reasonable price.
  19. Liver of Sulphur is what I use, just don't use it...

    Liver of Sulphur is what I use, just don't use it in the house, I get it from a chemical supplier less cost than a jewellers supply, probably the same over there
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    Black Mold yes that is what synthetic Citric acid...

    Black Mold yes that is what synthetic Citric acid is made from
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    Look up Aspergillus Niger, you may be surprised.

    Look up Aspergillus Niger, you may be surprised.
  22. Depends on the type of brushed finish, are you...

    Depends on the type of brushed finish, are you seeking to have the grain in one direction or just a matt finish, for a matt finish a aggressive Scotch bright type wheel will do the job, to have the...
  23. Thread: Weather

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    - 14 that is nearly as cold as my freezer, 12.08...

    - 14 that is nearly as cold as my freezer, 12.08 am currently 25deg. My partner and her parents are from Perthshire they don't miss the cold weather (not that Cait remembers she has been here from...
  24. Thread: Weather

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    Yes and all our big shops have a Manchester...

    Yes and all our big shops have a Manchester department
  25. Thread: Weather

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    In a few months I will be be the one complaining...

    In a few months I will be be the one complaining about the cold, won't have any snow to worry about. My partner has just returned from Canada and is not a fan of snow very glad to be done with it,...
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