Here goes, gang…
I made a ring using PMC (precious metal clay) and was so excited with
the design, I forgot to use ceramic tape on the mandrel.
The ring turned out beautifully…but is STUCK to the mandrel. Argh!
I tried reheating it to a low temperature in the kiln, figuring I
could maneuver it away from the mandrel. I also tried refiring
upside down, but it started to become misshapen.
Would it be possible to break the mandrel and use a flexible shaft to
burr away the rest without damaging the ring?
The ring has sentimental value to me; it’s a “layered” ring with
patterns taken from articles of clothing, hats, canes, and an army
boot belonging to my deceased father.
PS I wrote to the PMC Guild approximately 3 weeks ago…no answer
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
Tokens of Silver