As you all know I made a couple hand forged rings for a couple who
were going to marry in April. They had to put off thier wedding
until 20 July in order to round up the rsvps on the brides side of
family. So I have extra time to attempt something really special:
I would first forge a new pair of fine silver bands. Then somebody
on thisgroup suggested that instead of engraving my lettering that I
instead pierce out the letters with a jewelers saw on a separate
piece of silver then solder. The letters will be Hebrew cursive. I
was to then solder that to my main ring using hard solder.
The next step I want to review for correctness. I have now 14k plumb
easy solder with a 1350 melting point. Will all I need to do is
smear lightly the pierced letters with stay-silv flux, then lay
paillions of gold solderand melt them into the recessed lettering?
I sure hope so. Also, I have questions where to put the lettering.
If Ihave the lettering along the outside circumference won’t some
letters meltand run while I try to establish the others. Running it
around the front or back would be easier for me and I think would
wear better but wouldgit be noticeable enough?
Andrew Jonathan Fine