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Alan’s Blog

The latest news and musings from owner Alan

Forging vs Casting

What is the difference between Forging and Casting? In the short video below I explain the difference while also using a real-life example! Here is a slightly longer video with Richard Hammond explaining the process for an episode of Top Gear (from...
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Value For Money?

When is something seemingly too cheap or too dear? I want to look at the latter first – the phrase ‘too dear’. Is the phrase or indeed the word ‘dear’ the correct word for what I mean and attempting to get across...
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Moving on through COVID-19

Alan P. Fulton Artisan Goldsmith Moving on through COVID-19 Our first minister has announced that as of the 22nd June 2020 small independent retailers can open if the appropriate PPE is in place. Although we do now have the appropriate PPE in...
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A Warning About Buying Jewellery Online

It is illegal to sell anything in the UK made from a precious metal whether, Gold, Platinum, Palladium or Silver, without a Hallmark – a stamp of quality, confirming that what you are buying is made from real precious metal. This stamp...
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