Or you could just order a "Jewelry Maker's Gauge" from Stuller,
part number 35-5115. Figure how long you need the bracelet by
measuring the wrist, add three times the thickness of the metal to
the measurement on the gauge.
It is quite amazing how much disdain some carry towards others,
and this is such a perfect example. A simpleton solution for the
problem that the author of above quote does not even begin to
understand. To write something like that, the author has to believe
that only he knows about Jewelry Maker's Gauge. Another things that
author has to believe is that all bracelets start as flat strips of
metal. But nothing can be further from the truth.
Mr. Surpin and I have already corresponded privately about the above
statements. As no apology for rudeness from Mr. Surpin is expected,
I'll add my comments to the discussion.
Mr. Surpin is a very talented and knowledgeable jeweler. We are
fortunate that he takes the time from his busy schedule and shares
his knowledge with this group. There is no sarcasm meant or implied
with the above two sentences.
However, what he lacks in manners he also lacks in logical deduction
Let's explore the simpleton logical deduction skills he has just
the author has to believe that only he knows about Jewelry Maker's
Really? HAS to believe that, and nothing else? Let's explore.
Possibility One: He could believe that the original poster does not
know about a Jewelry Maker's Gauge.
Possibility Two: He could believe that others reading the thread
might not know about a Jewelry Maker's Gauge and desire to be helpful
to them. The list has people of many different skill levels on it.
Possibility Three: He could believe that some expert jewelers like
Mr. Surpin don't know about it either, since they seem to use Guages
instead of Gauges. Or maybe he just knows how to spell the word.
What other simpleton logical deduction skills has Mr. Surpin
demonstrated in his diatribe?
author has to believe is that all bracelets start as flat strips
Really? HAS to believe that and nothing else? Let's explore.
Possibility Four: The author might know about bracelets that do not
start with a flat strip of metal, but might not have experience
making them. Therefore, the author might not know their method does
not work for other bracelet types.
Possibility Five: The author thought the bracelet type the original
poster was trying to make was based on flat strips of metal and
mentioned a simpler method than Mr. Surpin put forward. Being in a
hurry, the author forgot to mention the limitations on the method.
Let's suppose that Mr. Surpin is correct and the author actually
does believe what Mr. Surpin believes they do.
How could Mr. Surpin have communicated the same without
being so rude?
Well, if we ignore the first paragraph in his reply, Mr. Surpin has
given an excellent example in the rest of his reply.