Soldering Woes

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Soldering Woes

Postby kjsspot » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:33 am

So... getting a bezel to stay straight on a ring shank is hard. lol I think I need a better third hand.

Nephrite Jade
Jade in Silver Ring (3).JPG

Jade in Silver Ring (4).JPG


And then this little cutie, well, when grinding out the overdose of solder from my multiple attempts, I cut through the bezel.

Opal Doublet on Ironstone backing
Opal Doublet Ring (1).JPG

Opal Doublet Ring (5).JPG


But I did get a couple of successful rings done.

Rhodolite Garnet
Garnet Rose in Sterling (1).JPG


Boulder Opal
Boulder Opal Sterling Ring (1).JPG

https://www.etsy.com/listing/247251484/ ... -opal-ring
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Re: Soldering Woes

Postby Lydia » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:15 pm

Wow. Like them all.

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Re: Soldering Woes

Postby kjsspot » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:20 am

TY!
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Re: Soldering Woes

Postby PinkDiamond » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:23 am

I can understand why it's hard to keep the bezel where you want on a ring shank. Is there no product that would burn off during firing that would hold it in place for you? :?:

You're doing nice work KJ. ;)
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Re: Soldering Woes

Postby Brightlights » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:44 am

When was the last time you went to class? Ok, here... I'll share my favorite teacher with you: Soham Harrison

https://youtu.be/MyOV7awb8FE

Watch a few of his videos and you'll up your game!

( He gives me soldering envy! :o )

Actually, I suggest watching them multiple times... Once just for techniques and again for design. Another reason I have visit Australia on my bucket list, I'd enjoy meeting him in person and just having a good gab session about his designs.

Sorry haven't been back on in a while, probably won't again till November. This is my busy time now, club, scouts, scool, etc. But I wanted to send you some encouragement. Keep at it! Practice makes... something! :lol:

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