In which I make a circle

So, you take this flat piece of silver with a design sawed into it.



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Then you bend it into a not all that circular shape, making sure the ends are flush.

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Then you apply fire and solder to make it into a continuous circle-ish shape. You are not overly concerned about how un-circular it is at this point. It is supposed to look like this. Really.

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Since the fire has made all black, you pickle it to remove all of the oxidation from the heat. Then you put it on a ring mandrel and hammer it until it is round. This is very good stress relief unless you hit your finger.

 

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Then there is filing. A lot of filing. And sanding. A lot of sanding. I  am nowhere near through sanding.

 

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Still. Even though it isn’t quite shiny yet, I have a circular ring with appropriately soldered joins.

Pretty nifty.

It even fits.

 

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