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MACS and Hinges


#1

Dave,

I’m sure you are aware of the way the basic virus works . . Mac are not
exempt…
Jim

Macs aren’t exempt but there are very few Mac viruses compared to the
hundreds in the PC world. I guess working on an IBM machine makes people go
insane so they write virus programs to destroy the PC world.

Enough of that. Anyone have some tips on putting a nice maybe ball end on
hinge pins? I’m doing my first hinge on a small pendant and wonder if
there’s a nicer way to finish off the pin…Dave

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#2

Ded you finish the pin before you assembled the pieeece Anyone have some
tips on putting a nice maybe ball end on

hinge pins? I’m doing my first hinge on a small pendant and wonder if
there’s a nicer way to finish off the pin…Dave
Did you assemble the piece before or after finishing?


#3

Dave - I use a longer wire than necessary for the hinge and “ball” the
ends back with my mini torch, then polish up. If you have a tap and die
set, there are also interesting ends you can put on. Also, bezel set a
couple of stones that take heat and solder the (tiny) bezels to the end
of your wire - looks great. Good luck, Mike


#4

PS, someone mentioned stones that are solderable? Would that be jade
(nephrite?) and what others are safe? Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#5

Thanks for the hinges info, all the stones are already mounted so I guess
I’m stuck with just riveting it down. NEXT TIME THOUGH…Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#6

Dave Stephens wrote:

PS, someone mentioned stones that are solderable? Would that be jade
(nephrite?) and what others are safe? Dave

Diamond is one and there is a list of the heat tolerance of various
stones in GIA but don’t have a copy of it handy perhaps
someone else has it. You might check other texts for such a list
also…Gavin…


#7

Dave Stephens wrote:

PS, someone mentioned stones that are solderable? Would that be jade
(nephrite?) and what others are safe? Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html

Not to the best of my knowledge. The only stones which I believe to
take heat are diamond, ruby, and sapphire. I have however, found that
some lab created emeralds will take heat. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA FOR A
THREAD! WHO ELSE HEATS ON WHAT STONE?