Published on Aug 25, 2012
Nancy shows you how to make a simple domed ring. If your husband is too cheap to buy you a ring you can make your own! Part one of a two part series.
Note from Nancy: Here is the link to the Ring Blank Sizing Chart:http://www.nancylthamilton.com/charts/ring-blank-sizing/ and another link, this one to my page about Pripp’s Flux:http://www.nancylthamilton.com/recipes/. That hammer, I couldn’t recall the material of, is a Urethane hammer by Bonny Doon. Here’s the link at Rio Grande Jewelry:http://www.riogrande.com/Product/Bonny-Doon-Urethane-Forming-Hammer/110903?pos=1.
Link to Dapping set at Harbor Freight:http://www.harborfreight.com/25-piece-doming-block-and-punch-set-93539.html $39.99 as of 10/12
Okay, I’ve got, yet again, another note: In the beginning of the video I say add a 1/4 ring size for comfort – if you were making a non-domed ring, add 1/8 size for comfort. I added 1/4 size because it was tight and I also knew that when I domed the ring it would shrink.
Once again, I apologize for my inability to recall the names of tools, objects and people and for not using a script or a teleprompter!
One more link: I was looking at the Bonny Doon Vertical Vise (http://www.riogrande.com/Product/Bonny-Doon-Vertical-Vise-Bench-Mount/115400?…) and thinking how much I could use it but, I’m cheap and didn’t want to spend 250.00 plus tax and shipping. I found this thing called a pipe vise or bench yoke vise and thought it would probably do fine for holding ring mandrels and bezel mandrels. So, I ordered one. I’ll check it out and let you all know. Here’s a link to one of the more inexpensive ones: I purchased this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CRBHTY/?tag=naltha-20. at 156.00. There are other, less (and more) expensive ones. This Shop-Tek one is only 29.99:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056HQ7X6/?tag=naltha-20. The Bonny Doon vise is beautiful and is great with the tools that they have designed for it. I was just looking for a new mandrel holder and thought I’d take a chance. Who knows, might be a return in my future.