At 01:14 AM 1/23/97 -0600, you wrote:
G’day; - And I thought that the method I wrote about was my
idea! Is there nothing new under the sun? However, with all due
respect to Lee, the method I outlined had nothing to do with high
quality engineering and volume production; it is simply a device
which most jewellers could tackle to produce around 30 stamped
blanks which, as I pointed out, would need a bit of further work
to be done on them yet would still save time and ‘bore-freedom’
Lee, in keeping with the aims of this forum, is being modest.
His company not only makes small hydrolic forming presses but
also the guided sawframe hand saw that you described. His website
is quite informative about his products- and if memory serves has
the link that was how I found Orchid. Your point is great though-
for a small number of identical parts your process is fine (I
tend to cast components instead, having come from jewelry
modelmaking training) and for production his press would add
speed and flexibility.
I’m learning from both of you!