Making of a Bangle.





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    Default Making of a Bangle.

    Seeing as people enjoyed the hex nut Solitaire with Crown Collet.

    I present to you: how it's made Goldsmith Edition.
    Starting out with some flat stock:
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    Then on to the swage block:
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    Time for the bangle benders to do their thing:
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    Nice and round it's ready for soldering:
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    Braze my bangle up:
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    Here is why we rather send gold away to be refined: consolidated several thin bangles into this bad boy they were cast so the alloy is adjusted to melt easily now the trick is to get the solder to flow at about 850-900c where the bangle starts melting at 950-1000c

    The hard work begins:
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    Stay sqaure keep your center profile file of the inner sharp edges:
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    File one side then the other, comparisons of a 5 year old file and a 5 month Habilis File:
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    Because the older file is a gnarly burnisher by this stage I can skip a few grits and skip straight to 1200:
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    First polish:
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    Final Buff:
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    Not as interesting as some designs but always fun to make, have some protea collets coming up and will document those if there is enough interest.

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    Whats the bangle made of?

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Whats the bangle made of?
    Gold

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    ouch. Id be sucking up the dust.

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Whats the bangle made of?

    Started off with 68g 9ct Gold but the customer wanted to exchange some of it for credit. At squared up flat stock 55g odd and the final bangle was 45g with a Spot price of around R10350 in total
    Well you have a before weight and after weight each day and every gram is accounted for. Massive hoops to jump through to do this legally.

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    Please share what you make often. What you do as a profession I know not a lot about.

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    Default Re: Making of a Bangle.

    Quote Originally Posted by SonofaTDV6 View Post
    Started off with 68g 9ct Gold but the customer wanted to exchange some of it for credit. At squared up flat stock 55g odd and the final bangle was 45g with a Spot price of around R10350 in total
    Well you have a before weight and after weight each day and every gram is accounted for. Massive hoops to jump through to do this legally.
    I take it you are a goldsmith? Full-time?

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