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xcvator
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18 July 2020 11:33 am

I'm thinking of going a step further with the cabs I'm making and would like to make some simple settings for them similar to this with open backs

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So I've made a list of what I think I'll need ( bare minimum ) not what I'd like yikes

mini blow torch
soldering paste
pickle
soldering block
plastic tweezers
diamond files
snips

Not sure about

3rd hand with locking tweezers ?
dremel & polishing buffs ?

Is there anything I've missed that is absolutely, positively required ?

Cheers Keith

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Wally69
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18 July 2020 12:11 pm

Various shaped jewellers pliers, flats, rounds, long-nose
Soldering tweezers for getting the hot stuff to your pickle. Use plastic one to remove it (third hand not necessary to get you started)
Soldering pick to move solder and parts around
Paint stirrer, emery paper and a couple of elastic bands for shaping/sanding.
Scribe for marking saw marks and jewellers saw (saw better than snips as you get a square edge to butt your soldering joints together, otherwise file longer length back, definitely recommended for thicker metal)

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Wally69
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20 July 2020 11:04 am

You had me thinking about 3rd hands and I upgraded a simple wire tripod jig to help with my soldering. It is all about a tiny bit of pressure so the flux does not separate the parts when heated or bezels do not lift due to no-uniform heating.

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21 July 2020 12:26 am

Interested to see what you are doing with that Florin Wally.

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Wally69
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22 July 2020 03:59 pm

Eldorado wrote:

Interested to see what you are doing with that Florin Wally.

Something like this but with an opal on the inside

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xcvator
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22 July 2020 04:03 pm

Oh Wally, that might be a bit naughty, isn't it still accepted as legal tender ? big_smile

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22 July 2020 04:46 pm

Yep Still legal tender
Mackka

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Wally69
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22 July 2020 06:38 pm

I do my best to recover them in good condition with my metal detector, but sometimes my pick hits a hole deadset in the middle of the coin. cry

Still Have not worked out how to use the ones damaged by Council’s lawnmower, but thinking about it.

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Wally69
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23 July 2020 12:08 pm

Don’t forget to add a “Good Grip” to your list of tools.

Stayed up last night to make a setting for a nice snowflake obsidian cab I made for someone as a gift, the darn thing cracked as it flew off the polishing buffer at 100mph and hit my ball-vice. awful cry awful

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23 July 2020 10:05 pm

Don’t forget to add a “Good Grip” to your list of tools lol lol lol lol

It is not nice to have a master piece shatter with the sudden impact on contact with hard objects in the cave awful
I to wally, have had to stand and raise a glass(or can )on too many occasions to the suddenly dearly departed, off the polishing buffer at great speed cry


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23 July 2020 10:09 pm

sand surfer wrote:

Don’t forget to add a “Good Grip” to your list of tools lol lol lol lol

It is not nice to have a master piece shatter with the sudden impact on contact with hard objects in the cave awful
I to wally, have had to stand and raise a glass(or can )on too many occasions to the suddenly dearly departed, off the polishing buffer at great speed cry

You're not alone, 20hrs of work on a gem and it takes to the sky off the dop is even more painful ops awful

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xcvator
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02 August 2020 08:57 pm

What does everybody use for soldering blocks, nearly every place I've looked is out of stock. Would a couple of ceramic floor tiles be ok, even stacked on top of each other ?


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