Hello everyone! Thanks so much again for the tips on obtaining a
clean fitting butt join for my simple ring bands! I have another
(again, basic question I’d love your collective insights on, if
you don’t mind!
I like to work with heavy-ish gauge flat sheet to make my simple
bands - say 12g. After soldering the band shut, and banging it nice
and round, etc., I want to make the horizontal edges as comfortable
(to the wear/feel) as possible without losing the square-ish look
to the edge when I finish the band. Here’s what I have been doing to
the band with a split mandrel on my flexshaft, successively with 220,
then 320, then 400, then 600 sandpaper strips:
Sand around inside of band
Sand inside band edge at 45 degree angle
Sand top of band edge flat
Sand around outside of band
I’m not sanding the outside band edge because I don’t want to lose
the square-ish look, but then I find it is just a little too
sharp-ish for comfort.
Any tips, suggestions on the edge-question, as well as any/all
aspects of finishing simple bands would be very much appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance!