Today was the first day I had some shed time since my surgery.
My pickle, Pripps Flux, wash water, and rinse water were all frozen
stiff so I decided to not do anything with sterling today.
The washers I cut out of the sterling block for rings may have far
too much mass to wear comfortably. On the other hand, I am glad to
have more mass than less. and I think my solution will be repeating
the forge and anneal cycles over a cylinder of wood adjusted with
masking tape for exact inside diameter and just the right thickness.
Then I can cut several rings, not just one.
I’m going to use the scraps from my sterling block for ear wires and
finding. anything which requires structural strength, and I’ll use
the fine silver for pretty where strength is not required.
No soldering yet, at least not until my chemicals thaw out
Question 1: do I use a jeweler’s saw or a pipe cutter to cut rings
out of pipe? Or something else?
Andrew Jonathan Fine