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DIY wedding rings - from start to finish


DIY wedding rings from start to finish

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The tiny tabletop furnace and crucible where the gold for our rings was alloyed (18k gold is 75% gold, 12.5% silver and 12.5% copper).

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The mold where the molten metal was cast, forming an ingot the size of a domino but half as thick.

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Strips are cut from this bar.

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Ta-da! That's for my ring.

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I had a harder job, his ring obviously needed to be bigger, so the strip was longer.

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We went through a lot of saw blades. They are so delicate, the smallest misalignment or jerky movement would break them.

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Next, the strips go through this press to round off the sharp cut edges.

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The strips are bent into a ring using these fancy pliers.

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Getting there.

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After going through another press to create a good circular shape, the goldsmith soldered the ends together.

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Sauron must be taking notes.

Sauron was not known as a good note taker.

My precious?

Gollum Cat wants his precious...

precious cat

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