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A necklace I am proud of :) by Flic
I have taken up making jewellery recently and have done a couple of pieces, but the one I created last night I am very proud of. It took about 5 hours, mainly because I was doing some joins I hadn't done before and it took me a while to get the hang of it. I would appreciate it if any body would...
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January 27th 06 03:09 AM
by m3rma1d Go to last post
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How was this made? by Mick
The object in the photo is called a tsuba. It's a handguard for a Japanese sword. I want to find out how a tsuba like this is made. Was it cast, carved, or..? Here's a link to the photo: http://micknewton.smugmug.com/photos/123184715-O.jpg It's just a guess, but I think it was cast, and then more...
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January 31st 07 03:00 AM
by ted frater Go to last post
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Soldering by Jack Schmidling
I have been soldering since about 10 years old but pretty much confined to a soldering iron. The problems of attaching gem heads with a torch seem a bit daunting. My current project is to be-jewel a silver chalice with my faceted and cabbed stones. On my practice goblet, I have been using Crazy...
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July 14th 04 05:55 AM
by Peter W. Rowe Go to last post
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Silver Casting by Jack Schmidling
I have been thinking of casting a chalice in sliver in addition to making some broach-like settings. I am set up to do sand casting and can probably finish the stuff off in the machine shop. I have a number of 100 oz ingots of .999 bulion to play with but suspect that one does not want to use...
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August 10th 04 10:31 AM
by Peter W.. Rowe, Go to last post
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Flatware by Jack Schmidling
Having exhausted Peter, myself and rec.crafts.metalworking, trying to solve the problem of casting a simple cup, I am ready to move on to something seemingly straightforward. A picture of my problem cup is at http://schmidling.netfirms.com/cup.jpg As always, I am open to suggestions as we...
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September 27th 04 09:22 AM
by Peter W.. Rowe, Go to last post
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Buying a prop-ox torch setup by C0nnie
Hi all. This is probably my first post here. I recognize a few names here from elsewhere. I have a question that many of you know at least some answers to. I am ready to buy a torch, hotter than my butane one at home. I have had the opportunity to solder at the Crucible in Oakland CA where I just...
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April 29th 07 06:06 PM
by mbstevens Go to last post
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Took a class by MatthewK
So I took my first jewelry class last monday, had a really good time. I can see why one would spend 3 months on learning to saw. :) That little jewelers saw has opened up a whole new world to me. I ordered some basic tools from Otto Frei, 2 saw frames 4 dozen blades in a few sizes. Files, pliers,...
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February 18th 07 12:29 AM
by Peter W.. Rowe, Go to last post
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cutting spiral onto a rod by norwick
I need to cut a spiral onto a silver rod. The sides of the cut can be at 90 degrees/and/or inclined. I envisage this to be done by a lathe (milling machine?). Diameter of rod could be 10-15mm, spacing between edge of the next groove ca 3mm, groove width & depth ca 2mm (ideally there should be some...
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May 24th 05 03:01 PM
by Ian Johnson Go to last post
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Silver sheet? by Ian Rogers
Hi everyone, I apologize if I'm about to ask the ultimate newbie question, but I'm not sure what to buy. I was given an 18mm x 13mm 'blue paua" oval cabochon. It's very shallow, only about 1mm tall. Flat back. So I thought I'd set this and either make a necklace or a ring. What guage of silver...
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December 31st 04 08:20 AM
by vj Go to last post
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Ebay Diamonds by papa smurf
Hello All, I am in the market for loose diamonds. I have been to several stores in my area, but recently decided to look at how diamonds are selling on E-Bay. From what auctions I have found, diamonds sell considerably less on E-Bay. I am interested in purchasing diamonds on E-Bay; however, my...
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July 31st 08 07:48 AM
by Lakers Go to last post
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Seeking Advice on jewelry moldings and metal supplys. by ME
Hello (im new here) I was hoping somebody in this newsgroup might be able to offer me some advice on a jewellery collection i am trying to market. I already have a collection made up (not available for viewing yet)which i am contracted to begin marketing soon but also need to have new...
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January 14th 07 01:56 AM
by Marilee J. Layman Go to last post
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straight cut on saw by Jafi
Hello All, I have recently rebuilt a 12" rock saw and I'm having trouble calibrating it for a parallel cut. It seems that as the clamp travels it tends to move away from the blade which causes the blade to bind. I have measured and remeasured and still can't get it aligned. I have realigned the...
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October 2nd 04 01:12 AM
by Kendall Davies Go to last post
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Irradiated stones?? by [email protected]
I bought a blue topaz online at Ice.com and it's amazingly blue. I was told that most Blue Topaz is usually irradiated? Is this true? What about stones like Peridot, Amethyst, or Moonstone? (Particularly those in jewelry made in Nepal, etc for instance? ) This practice seems a bit unhealthy to...
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February 18th 05 06:14 AM
by Peter W.. Rowe, Go to last post
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So, here's the (hopefully) next topic of debate by m3rma1d
What does everyone think about the fact that making jewelry is now becoming almost as trendy among bored housewives & the like as scrapbooking, and more & more n00bs each year are showing up in Tucson in Feb. with no CLUE what they're stepping into? I've never been to Tucson, but I regretfully...
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January 28th 06 02:05 AM
by Martha Hughes Go to last post
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Unique Spoon Ring *Please Help!* by J. Fehrenbach
My girlfriend bought a really unique spoon ring from a homeless man in San Francisco that was actually made from the "bowl" portion of the spoon to make a really wide full-digit ring. She had the ring for a long time, absolutely loved it, and I don't think she ever left home without putting it...
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January 17th 04 02:22 AM
by Mr G H Ireland Go to last post
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Asbestos by Frosty
I want some. In powdered form. Anyone know where I can purchase some?
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December 3rd 07 03:18 AM
by Frosty Go to last post
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sinusoidal stake source? by Georgia[_2_]
I was surprised and disappointed to find, on Googling "sinusoidal stake," to find only a handful of sources--Otto Frei, Walsh (all the way in the UK), and Allcraft. Am I missing something obvious here? Georgia -- Looking for a website host? www.georgiamorgan.net is hosted by...
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August 26th 07 10:29 AM
by Ted Frater Go to last post
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rolling mill questions by br
Hello all, I've been a lost-wax caster for over thirty years, and I never really learned to use a rolling mill. I never even bought one, because I could always figure out how to get along without it. I have several questions for you bench experts concerning rolling gold wire. For an upcoming...
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September 23rd 06 09:45 PM
by br Go to last post
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looking for online diamond retailer with decent pricing by robr
I'm looking for a reputable jewelry dealer that lists stone characteristics such as color and clarity. My wife wants a pair of diamond studs (set in either silver, white gold or platinum) for her 40th birthday. The wife doesn't care if they are man made diamonds (not simulants) or come from the...
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April 4th 07 08:46 AM
by Cyli Go to last post
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Jewelry in India / Gems in India by Ray Gabriel[_2_]
Hi! I hope that I can give you more background on this subject. By way of background, I have been involved in importing gems and researching jewelry in Asia since 1975. My wife wrote the book "Jewelry of Nepal" (1999 - Weatherhill) and is a German, professionally trained in the German...
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August 27th 09 01:51 AM
by robynahawk Go to last post
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