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ferric chloride powder mixing by William Black[_2_]
On 31/01/12 06:38, Edz wrote: i just bought a ferric chloride powder for my etching. Can anyone show me the proper instruction on the application... how much water is needed for mixing and is there any ratio? It's easy enough, draw your design in negative on your work-piece with your...
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July 23rd 12 05:39 AM
by Optiltelehalt Go to last post
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where can i learn....? by Qadir ahmed
I am in the retail business of imitation jewellery.. But looking to learning manufacturing and polishing.. where can i learn it...?
October 1st 13 05:59 PM
by donaengman423 Go to last post
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I need to buy a 'Rolling Mill', any suggestions ? by FC...
Need to get a new Rolling Mill. I don't really want to spend any more than about $700.00 as my use for it will be VERY basic (texturing metal, flattening out small ingots). I know nothing about 'rolling mills' so any suggestions or information would be very welcome. Thanks, /FC....
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May 3rd 09 05:36 PM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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What does "sterling 526" mean? by [email protected]
I have a beautiful little pill box that is stamped "sterling 526". Can someone tell me what that means. thanks Jane -- Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
November 24th 06 04:10 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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The difference between Tibetan silver vs. Sterling silver ? by bk51atwork
Hi! I was hoping someone could tell me the difference (if there is one) between sterling silver & Tibetan silver. Also,is there a difference in the purity, quality rating and is it identifiable by a hallmark? I'm interested in how it effects the quality & value of jewelry.
March 26th 08 09:19 AM
by angelic_realm1966 Go to last post
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How to melt a penny by Muso
This proceedure will work for all U.S. pennies which were minted after 1982, and also for those 1982 pennies which will show zinc when scored on their edge with a single light stroke of a flat, fine-toothed file. First, score the penny on the top, and, if it shows zinc, on the bottom. Next, hold...
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April 15th 09 06:58 AM
by Peter W. Rowe[_2_] Go to last post
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Victorinox watch band link removal? by larry g. olsen
Do any of you readers know how to remove the links in the stainless steel bands on these watches? It appears to be easy but the pins that you can see through the holes in the links do not want to compress. There are directional arrows on the side of the links that would be against the wearers arm....
May 20th 05 02:46 AM
by Rick Cook Go to last post
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Mapp torch for melting silver by dan
This weekend, I tried for the first time to cast some silver. I made my mold (sand), and put my silver casting grain in a very small cast iron pot. I lit my mapp torch and started to heat the silver. It all fused itself together, but never really turned liquid. Part of the problem I had was...
April 14th 04 02:41 AM
by dan Go to last post
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Oxygen cylinder for a mini 'welding' torch? by Phil
Not sure where to ask this so thought I'd start here ......... Note: I'm in the UK My father is a jeweller and has had a kind of mini welding torch for some years for doing very fine welding work on jewellery (the torch is a 'Micro-Torch' by Formadent, France). He has though just found out that...
July 30th 03 07:15 AM
by ROBB Go to last post
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Rolling Mill by Kendall Davies
I'm thinking of buying a rolling mill. I want to use the mill to produce texture and pattern on sheet and strip silver (and other metals). I'd also want to use it to taper wire or at least begin/speed up the process of hand forging. I've read around the subject and looked at websites and...
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July 17th 12 06:07 PM
by Optiltelehalt Go to last post
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Gold etching alternatives to Aqua Regia by Bob Edwards
I'm working on a monograph / presentation on handling chemicals (especially acids) safely in the jewelry shop. One of the questions that I was asked to investigate is whether there are safer alternatives to aqua regia for etching gold. So far, my research has turned up a couple possibilities,...
November 10th 03 04:20 PM
by TrevorF Go to last post
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ALP ITALY mark? by Jenny
Hi, everyone. Would someone please inform me what this "ALP ITALY" mark is? I searced the Web a little and didn't find much, but I don't know the best sites to search anyway. I found the stamp on the back of some silver jewelry I bought at some recent estate sales. Any help would be very much...
April 25th 05 05:55 AM
by Jenny Go to last post
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Silver Blueing by Jack Schmidling[_2_]
I lost my access to usenet so I kind of lost track of this group. As some of you may remember, I made some hand forged flatware a few years ago. details: http://schmidling.com/silver.htm We use the knife and fork at dinner every day and it gets washed with soap and a Scotchbrite sponge so it...
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April 24th 12 08:39 PM
by Optiltelehalt Go to last post
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Another Mystery "heirloom" by Jack Schmidling
I have a carving set passed on by my mother from her mother's silver anniversary. She was always proud of this beautiful silver set and we never doubted her. Upon close inspection, it appears to be made from a single piece of metal. There is no visible joint between handle and blade and the...
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March 26th 11 09:11 PM
by Denver Bill Go to last post
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[ADVERT] Sparkie II For Sale by Jim
I have a lightly used Sparkie II Fusion Welder with all the different Collets and a bunch of Fusion findings I will sell separately. 14kt and Sterling. Works great, but just bought a Laser Welder so don't need this any more. Xlnt cond. $750/Collets obo $125 Findings. 425-888-5144 ...
September 15th 12 06:32 PM
by maximumblue Go to last post
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Are some gemstones too fragile for every day use? by George Mauer
Hello, I am looking for an engagement ring and I've determined that my price- range ($1500) should be enough to allow me to get a decent mounting with a nice bling-y semi-precious stone. Probably I would like something large, shiny and purple or pink. I've been talking to a lot of jewelers about...
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May 16th 11 07:35 AM
by octopi888 Go to last post
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Silver price by William Black[_2_]
Well now the price of silver has gone through the roof will be be seeing reasonably workable substitutes like what was known as 'German silver' turning up[ again in artizan workshops? Of course the original German silver contained nickel and so won't be available for use in the EC but I imagine...
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June 6th 12 10:17 PM
by Optiltelehalt Go to last post
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Orca Torch - leak? by ted frater
AntoniaP wrote: Hi, I'm having a confusing time setting up my Orca torch - I don't think it should be this hard!! I used this design of torch in my silversmithing classes and never had any troubles... The handle attaches into the hose by a screw setting. I have screwed this in as...
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July 8th 12 03:28 PM
by Optiltelehalt Go to last post
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artcrest ring by [email protected]
I have a 14 kp white gold men's diamond wedding band with the markings "artcrest" and 14kp on the inside of the band. It was purchased in 1983. I am trying to get info on the manufacturer and what alloys where used and if it was plated. I have searched but can find no mention of who made artcrest...
February 13th 06 08:45 AM
by Abrasha Go to last post
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HELP - White gold ring with black marks?? by Moochie
I bought an 18K white gold engagement ring, and noticed that the inside of the ring had these black marks that look like black rust (or dark grey rust). The jeweler said that this may happen if the ring is exposed to extreme heat. So, the jeweler said she "polished" it, and indeed most of the...
June 16th 04 02:03 AM
by Fred Mason Go to last post
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