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  Topic: Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:15 pm   Subject: Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
With a Koil Cutter. If the blade isn't new I occasionally get burrs. In any event I tumble the finished article overnight when it's made to get it as smooth and shiny as possible Smile
  Topic: abomination amidst the world.....
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:05 pm   Subject: abomination amidst the world.....
It's actually a very nice book to have on the bookshelf - inspiration is always helpful.

I keep rows of books for inspiration on my shelves - sometimes it's easier to turn pages in a book than to s ...
  Topic: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:21 pm   Subject: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
No it doesn't gunk it up. But I do use the blue painters tape, not regular masking tape, and I only have it on the coil for a few minutes while I'm preparing.

I'd love to know how the Jump Ringer ...
  Topic: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:23 am   Subject: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
Ah, I don't cut rings that big - my biggest are, I think 7mm or so.

But how about putting blue painters tape around the coil? I do this on all my coils to keep them from collapsing. Perhaps that ...
  Topic: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:48 am   Subject: Pepe jumpring cutting disaster - Help!
I cut 16 gauge argentium with a Koil Cutter and a Dremel with no problems. But I do use a lot of burr life on the coil - really tons of the stuff.

I have to use the Dremel on full power with the K ...
  Topic: Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:31 pm   Subject: Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
I deburr mine in a Lortone 3a rotary tumbler with mixed stainless steel shot and Dawn. They come out perfectly!
  Topic: Finishing 4-1
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:48 pm   Subject: Finishing 4-1
I forgot to say (can't find an 'edit' button?) that you have to add a ring (probably smaller, and I use two, just doubled) to the last single rings and attach the toggle parts to those - otherwise th ...
  Topic: Finishing 4-1
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:40 pm   Subject: Finishing 4-1
Your last ring is coming off the side (to the right of the pic), when it should be in the middle:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/a10101/Jewelery/Euro4-in-1155x600.jpg
  Topic: Finishing 4-1
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:46 pm   Subject: Finishing 4-1
Just make each row two rings less - leave off the outside rings. Eventually you'll get down to just one center ring. Does that make sense?
  Topic: Finishing 4-1
sophia109

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:36 pm   Subject: Finishing 4-1
I make mine 5 rows wide and reduce down to put on a toggle clasp. They look great this way.
 
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