Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
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Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
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Posted on Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:47 pm
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I have had a hard time purchasing Sterling Rings in the proper gauges and sizes I need to make Chainmaille Jewelry. I have started the research required to make my own. I have read that they will need to be deburred but nothing on the correct grits to use in a tumbler. If anyone here could get back to me if they have a process I would greatly appreciate it!

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Posted on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:29 pm
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you might have a bit more help in the knitting circle or help forums


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Posted on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:36 pm
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Sorry, I am new here and didn't realize I was in the wrong section. Thank you for your reply Smile

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Posted on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:46 pm
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you don't need to be sorry about it.
the knitting circle deals mainly with maille production and the processes involved in making maille, ei coiling, cutting, tumbling, and the weaving of course, as well as advice.

the help is a general help forum for everything on MAIL and having to do with maille.

In general when tumbling you will want a material harder than what you want to tumble.(please keep in mind that i tumble almost nothing) you might try either rice or walnut shells, Also Theringlord.com(referred to as TRL) has some stainless steel shot that should be good for just about anything.

and come to think of it...He would most likely have whatever size ring your looking to get too.
Also you can look in the "articles" link in the header at the top of the page for the experience of at least a few people around here.


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Posted on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:58 pm
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Aww crap.

I delete the other thread with no responses, intending to just move this thread there.. but I see I no longer have Article forum mod abilities. Whoops.

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Posted on Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:31 pm
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I deburr mine in a Lortone 3a rotary tumbler with mixed stainless steel shot and Dawn. They come out perfectly!

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Posted on Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:09 am
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How are you cutting them? I found that a fine jewellers saw blade (size 6/0) leaves no burrs.


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Posted on Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:15 pm
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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

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Re: Deburring my own Sterling Rings for Jewelry?
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Posted on Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:12 am
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wildbillnh63 wrote:
I have had a hard time purchasing Sterling Rings in the proper gauges and sizes I need to make Chainmaille Jewelry.


If you decide that you don't want to fuss with making your own rings after all, come talk to me. I sell more sizes of sterling rings than any sane person would really want to contemplate...

-Spider (a wee bit crazed)


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www.spiderchain.com - silver rings and how-to DVDs

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Posted on Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:13 am
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aaaand....
oh, nevermind.

I just saw the date stamps....
*blush*


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