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  1. Thread: Bewlidered!

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    As far as I am aware you can only post five...

    As far as I am aware you can only post five pictures at a time to save web space, nothing to prevent you making several posts each with five pictures, most forums have a variation of this...
  2. Thread: Egg shape

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    I could not find anything on eggs although this...

    I could not find anything on eggs although this is the same procedure
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdk9Qot7B_A
  3. Thread: Egg shape

    by china
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    If you have the equipment "spinning" would be a...

    If you have the equipment "spinning" would be a very simple method, metal spinning is used is quite a few workshops to make hollow forms from all manner of metals as you mentioned annealing is very...
  4. Thread: Weather

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    I remember years ago ( too many years ago ) when...

    I remember years ago ( too many years ago ) when I was at school back in the pre metric days when it reached 100F we were allowed to roll up our sleeves and take our ties off and schools did not have...
  5. Thread: Pearls

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    https://www.pearlescence.co.uk/ Highly...

    https://www.pearlescence.co.uk/ Highly recommended excellent service.
  6. Thread: Weather

    by china
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    Weather

    If you are feeling cold over there we have plenty of warmth to spare, 3.30pm Morphett Vale Suburb of Adelaide just hit 40c.
  7. These days I only use Boric acid if I am doing a...

    These days I only use Boric acid if I am doing a repair on some one else's piece, I am the stage now that 99% of the time I don't have any fire scale as for putting pieces of jewellery in my mouth I...
  8. You could also try coating in Boric Acid mixed...

    You could also try coating in Boric Acid mixed with metho into a paint like thickness coat the silver with it and burn off the metho, this will leave a white coating that will help to prevent fire...
  9. Radial disk will assist in getting into the...

    Radial disk will assist in getting into the detail however the best way to eliminate fire scale is not to create it in the first place, fire scale is from over heating the piece, so, diligent,...
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    That was quick I did not even see it.

    That was quick I did not even see it.
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    I have used both quite a few years ago and my...

    I have used both quite a few years ago and my personal opinion is Andrew is the better of the two
  12. Thread: Greatings

    by china
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    Greatings

    Merry Christmas to you and your families

    From Bob and Cait.
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    I am always interested to see alternative methods...

    I am always interested to see alternative methods of completing tasks.
  14. You never stop learning, when you stop learning...

    You never stop learning, when you stop learning you start dying, "Albert Einstein"
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    That's interesting, I buy by the kilo at the...

    That's interesting, I buy by the kilo at the local natural food shop, don't need any permits or anything like that can't be considered too hazardous here it just sits among the nuts and flour and all...
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    I would say grab it, yes use borax when you melt...

    I would say grab it, yes use borax when you melt in the crucible, re hammering after casting if you are going to put it through the rolling mill don't worry about hammering, I know this a contentious...
  17. Thread: Pitting problems

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    What went wrong my guess is you simply crossed...

    What went wrong my guess is you simply crossed the the line when heating, and too much will cause pitting there is a very fine line when fusing and it is easy to cross it.
  18. Yeh Gold is getting up there at the moment, I...

    Yeh Gold is getting up there at the moment, I have made Rose Gold but not foil (it will be part of a post that I promised many moons ago ) I am pretty sure I watched that video, and it made me...
  19. Definitely copper is added to make rose gold...

    Definitely copper is added to make rose gold usually some pure Silver to soften the alloy, so it quite a long way from pure Gold I have only ever used 22karat gold for Keum Boo might be a fun thing...
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    Do they have stones in them or are they just...

    Do they have stones in them or are they just metal, if they are just metal I would give Acetone a go
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    To be honest if you wish to make something that...

    To be honest if you wish to make something that will not dent when drooped then you could try Platinum although I doubt it will be much different, precious metals are soft even in the hardened state,...
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    Fair enough as I said both my units will go from...

    Fair enough as I said both my units will go from nothing to top speed, I would be letting Foredom know if it a problem they may not be aware of.
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    If it is a "genuine" Foredom they will repair or...

    If it is a "genuine" Foredom they will repair or replace it under warranty I have never had a problem them, if it is faulty ( rare ) they will fix it, both my Foredom units run from zero to full...
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    I have all my stamps custom made these days, I...

    I have all my stamps custom made these days, I was not happy with the commercially made ones that I encountered it is more expensive although a well made item will last a lifetime.
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    Welcome from another Aussie and to the best...

    Welcome from another Aussie and to the best jewellery forum on the net, vertical drawbench that's new "material sizing plate" I guess it is something different to the usual draw plate.
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