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  1. As in plique a jour? Yes, but it often needs a...

    As in plique a jour? Yes, but it often needs a backing (copper foil, for example) which then gets removed.

    Some of the cells there might not work with just wet packing, as in this video -...
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    Many insurers will get twitchy about running a...

    Many insurers will get twitchy about running a business from home - T H march tend to be recommended for more specialist policies, including craft workers.
    I'm not with them because they couldn't...
  3. Thread: hello

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    You do see the "banned" descriptor below the...

    You do see the "banned" descriptor below the username?
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    Polishing, grinding, spraying, sanding - anything...

    Polishing, grinding, spraying, sanding - anything where I'm kicking up a lot of dust (or droplets) - Versaflo.
    Less dust (e.g. bandsaw) - filter mask.
    Filing? No. Large particles, not airborne....
  5. Thread: spinner ring

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    I've usually just flared the things with a couple...

    I've usually just flared the things with a couple of biggish dapping punches. Soldered rails when needed.
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    Did it go fully white? I've not found the tech...

    Did it go fully white? I've not found the tech specs on the Phrozen resin beyond the burnout cycle; FWIW, I've had reasonable results with Bluecast (and they're pretty hot on giving lots of detail...
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    How - and how long - have you cured the resin?

    How - and how long - have you cured the resin?
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    I'm pretty sure that's not a hallmark per se (not...

    I'm pretty sure that's not a hallmark per se (not a UK one anyway).
    Have a look here - https://www.silvercollection.it/hallmarks.html
    I haven't yet found the marks there, but I strongly suspect a...
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    Do you have a picture of the hallmark? Might be...

    Do you have a picture of the hallmark?
    Might be completely unrelated, but German silver is a name given to nickel silver...
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    What's the question?

    What's the question?
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    Safety pickle is usually sodium bisulphate...

    Safety pickle is usually sodium bisulphate (NaHSO4). In water, it dissociates to form a highly acidic solution. It's safer to handle in its dry form than sulphuric, but the aqueous solution isn't...
  12. Thread: PVA of gassing

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    First thought was it sounds possible, but I don't...

    First thought was it sounds possible, but I don't know if it would do so enough to affect the copper in gold.
    This showed up in searches -...
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    No. It isn't. We're not here to discuss...

    No. It isn't. We're not here to discuss purchasing at all.
  14. I need to get my eyes tested :D

    I need to get my eyes tested :D
  15. EMail notifications are only supported for...

    EMail notifications are only supported for private messaging.
  16. I tend to use a 3rd hand with crosslock tweezers...

    I tend to use a 3rd hand with crosslock tweezers so the chain dangles below the jump ring & I can keep the flame off the chain.
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    Lowest purity - 925.

    Lowest purity - 925.
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    I don't need to mention the "no politics" thing,...

    I don't need to mention the "no politics" thing, do I?
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    Probably more politely worded than my rant last...

    Probably more politely worded than my rant last night, Dennis.

    Patni, that is appalling. I know other parts of the world take a very different attitude to health and safety - but in burning that...
  20. Thread: Seed pearls

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    Is it? What did you find particularly...

    Is it? What did you find particularly interesting?
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    The cheaper double hook ones are pretty awful,...

    The cheaper double hook ones are pretty awful, TBH.
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    We had some issues in the past with some people...

    We had some issues in the past with some people deleting content in a fit of pique (sometimes going back years), trashing some of the conversations that had gone on, which meant that there's a timer...
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    It is done. And I can undo it if that's not the...

    It is done. And I can undo it if that's not the one you meant...
  24. Are they leaded enamels? If the answer is "don't...

    Are they leaded enamels? If the answer is "don't know", I'd suggest treating them as if they are.
  25. Thread: Gold testing

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    https://www.quicktest.co.uk/collections/gold-testi...

    https://www.quicktest.co.uk/collections/gold-testing-kits-complete-sets-including-silver-testers
    Be aware that the acids have limited shelf lives.
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