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    Question: Magnification

    Sorry, wrong post!
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    Question: Magnification

    Hi, I use a Zeiss head loup and a Zeiss stemi microscop. Both very clear optics, very satisfied!
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    GRS and Lindsay QC compatibility

    Hi there, the artisan is a great tool! There is a new Handpiece as well from Steve, specially for jewellers, the benchjewl graver. Same price as the artisan ! Dont miss to order an aditional tungsten Piston with the stainless piston together! The tungsten piston is great for bezel setting, and...
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    Help, please: Classes in Germany

    Hi, in Belgium, Roland Baptiste also is giving courses: https://www.rbaptiste.com/a-propos?lang=en https://www.rbaptiste.com/academie?lang=en Greetings, Tako
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    Help, please: Classes in Germany

    Hi there, European Academy of Jewellers, goldsmiths and watchmakers, (Zentralverband der Deutschen Juweliere, Gold- und Silberschmiede ), FBZ Ahlen is offering once a year a week handengraving. They do have GRS equipment. Next class is from March 2nd...
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    How to get thermolock off a part?

    Better use pitch or shellac, on a woodblock. It can be easy cleaned with alcohol. https://www.ottofrei.com/search?keywords=Pitch
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    Flat Disk Grinder - Glass to Carbalt?

    Hi all, It's sometimes confusing! With the GRS dual angle, the height doesn't matter, cause it's post mounted, angle stays in any height Same. Lindsay templates are made for to use with 1/2 inch height difference, between the base (foot?!) of the template (lower) and the diamond stone (manual...
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    Flat Disk Grinder - Glass to Carbalt?

    Sorry, ain't it opposite? The disc should be 1/2' above the level of the template base?! - So the template base is lower than the wheel! My grinding wheels are all different thick, I level it out with different thick (Rest-) pieces of plywood. Works well for me! Greetings, tako
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    24K 1/2 Hard yellow gold wire,

    What a great deal! Enjoy the new workshop n tools!
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    24K 1/2 Hard yellow gold wire,

    hi there, Heat until dark red, than squeeze into cold water! Do that before U draw it thinner, as well as before the inlay! Pickle it after quenching to remove scale (oxidizing) , neutralize after pickle with soapwater, than wash the soapwater with tap water away! Scatch the gold with a fine...
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    Need some help with this handpiece

    Hi Chris, Sorry for Your loss! Try it here; https://www.hswalsh.com/manufacturers/6870 https://www.beco-technic.com/badeco-spannfutter-set-fuer-schnelles-wechseln-bis-zu-3-20-mm.html?___store=en&___from_store=default Best of luck! Tako
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    Progress Pic Chased/Repousee Frog

    Hi there, pitch for workholding and for chasing/repousse work is different! pitch for holding Ur setting-/engraving work should be middlehard to hard. I use mostly the hard German yellow pitch ! Chasing /Repousse needs a middlesoft to soft pitch! Green/ black pitch is my personal choice! U cam...
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    Progress Pic Chased/Repousee Frog

    Hi there , a Great Book about chasing/repousse ; "Moving metals" The art of chasing and repousse By Adolf Steines. Mr. Steines is a German Meister of metal forming. In Germany, his book is sadly long time out of Print, rare and if u find it, really expensive. But the English version ist easy...
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    micromotor

    Hi, Busch/Germany makes in my opinion the best burrs! Here: https://www.ottofrei.com/search?keywords=Busch For silver/gold etc the normal HSS burrs are fine! About steel, better ask the firearm engravers, I m just a bench Jeweller, working in softer metals! Before remove metal on a real...
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    Question: stereo microscope confusion

    By the way... Wild microscopes (Swiss) went 1986 to Leitz (Leica), they still produce by Leica under the name Wild at the old Wild factory at Herbrugg/Swiss. So if you buy Wild, it has Leica optics, or is produced before 1986 ! Top (!!!) Quality Microscopes are only produced by 4 Companies...
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    Question: stereo microscope confusion

    No, I wouldn't say that! I use more often my headloop (opticiviser style but made by Zeiss) than the microscope! It's just so much easier to be able to move ur head freely to see the work from different angles! Sure, when it comes to finer (smaller) detail work, there's no substitute for a good...
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    Question: stereo microscope confusion

    B&L stereo zoom 3,4,5 with boomstand 10x ocular (eyepieces) used at the 'bay 150-300$. They re real work horses! Or Meiji emz series! Quality is a bit better but also more expensive! Best are Leica & Zeiss, but even used, pricey! I have used an old Meiji for 12yrs and now a Zeiss for 2! The...
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    Overseas Payment:

    It might be cheaper to open a Euro (FX) account at Ur bank and then send the money in the same bank from one account to the other one?! Also interesting if U re regularly buying (or selling) items in EU, just keep it as Euro in the account!
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    micromotor

    Thanks csontmetszo ! For the Osada handpieces. (the micromotor ones, not the air driven!) there is also a badeco setting hammer available! Its only the top half of the handpiece, cost around 700$ in Europe! I m sure u find that part also in the US! There is im my opinion no better setting...
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