Joy, Regarding the RT stamping system:
I found it very hard to use the sawing part of the system, and
next to impossible to cut a decent die. I returned that part, but
cut the screw press, which will work just fine, if a decent die is
used, with perfect edges. There is someone who will cut them for
you, for a reasonable price. I believe his name is David Shelton,
in New Mexico, and if I can find his address, I will pass it along
to you. there are directions to make a die with an internal cut
out on Lee Marshall’s web page, under Bonny Doone… It should be
easy to find, and there may be a link in the Orchid site. In
fact, Lee has a contraption to hold the sawframe in perfect
alignment, which I tried, and found it much easier to use than the
one in the RT System. In fact, it would make all sawing easier.
He sells it, and it would also be available on his web site. I’ve
also noticed thast the hiss is delayed, and haven’t a clue why.
Please describe this bracelet you are making. It hasn’t reached
the West Coast yet, although I don’t do much shopping, so I
wouldn’t know for sure.
E-mail me, if you have any further questions about TR or die
Ruth from sunny LA (today at noon)