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SS Celtic knot ring [message #47405] Tue, 24 April 2012 00:35 UTC Go to next message
avatar bradykineticcuriosities  is currently offline bradykineticcuriosities
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My first go in Stainless...

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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47421 is a reply to message #47405 ] Tue, 24 April 2012 13:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So what are your first impressions?


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47424 is a reply to message #47421 ] Tue, 24 April 2012 15:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The SS really lends itself to a rustic, aged appearance - I showed it to my father and he initially thought it was an antique.

The engravings on the inside (coordinates and a BCS script) really came out crisp after some light sanding, I was really impressed by that.

The ID did shrink by a little over 1%, but some careful sanding took care of that.

Overall, I am extremely happy of how it turned out!


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47563 is a reply to message #47424 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 02:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I should have done more research on this, but the bronze infused stainless will leave rust marks on my finger after a shower or washing my hands.

I'm seeing how effective a sealant will be.


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47566 is a reply to message #47405 ] Fri, 27 April 2012 03:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I really like the look of this - I love Celtic designs.

Hope the sealant works!
Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47690 is a reply to message #47563 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 00:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The sealant seems to be working - no rust is forming.

I had applied a few light coats of superglue, with the only downside being that the ring feels like plastic. Because of this I won't be using stainless in any rings or the like.


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47700 is a reply to message #47405 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 13:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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have you looked in post production techniques for other methods of sealing the stainless?


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #47705 is a reply to message #47700 ] Tue, 01 May 2012 14:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, I looked into plating, but I decided it would be more worthwhile to use a higher quality base material (like silver) instead of adding cost and complexity to a cheaper material.


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Re: SS Celtic knot ring [message #48029 is a reply to message #47705 ] Tue, 08 May 2012 00:23 UTC Go to previous message
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Some form of enamel coating would probably be ideal. I've never seen this issue though, maybe it was something weird with the batch?

Silver is still easily the process most suited to jewelry. It's based on the lost-wax method which is widely used for exactly that. But you have to add your own texturing.

 
   
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