Band will look slightly scratchy; move on to the polishing step to create a shiny ring. Line up the ends as best as possible.Note: If the ends are different widths, line up one set of edges. Check your nearest university bookstore. During world war 2, soldiers who found they had a lot of time, such as those in reserves, in the back lines, in the hospital, or POWs, would take a silver half dollar and turn it into a ring to send to their wives or lovers back home. Do not touch the heated sterling silver. Place the rectangle of sterling silver in one end of the ring clamp. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. File the soldered part of the band using the small files.Note: A round file or half round file is best for the inside of the band as it is curved.Note: Use a small file along both the inner and outer edges of the band to slightly dull the sharp edges. 5. They apparently would punch a hole in the center, and beat the metal from surrounding the hole horizontally until it surrounded it vertically. This will keep the block in place slightly. A local one in Colorado Springs is Ackley's Rock Shop. Lightly pound the sterling silver with the metal mallet so it begins curving at the end.Caution: While using both mallets, use caution so you do not hit your fingers. (1) flux will turn very white, (2) sterling silver band will turn slightly orange, (3) sterling silver band will turn a dark gray. 2. 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Repeat steps 2-5 on the middle-sized C of the C-block and the largest C of the C-block if necessary.Note: Your ring should be curved like a C, similar to the third picture in this step.Note: If you can no longer make progress on the curve using the metal mallet and C-block, try using the leather mallet to pound the ends closer together while just holding the sterling silver in your hand. A word of caution about using steel binding wire is in order. You now have a “band.”. I will need to get my supplies together now... have a idea where to get some at? Shape the ring using the ring mandrel by pounding it with the leather mallet.Note: This will get the band as round as possible. The iron in the steel wire will cause a chemical reaction that will deposit copper on your silver ring. In many western states you can find rock shops that contain a lot of the tools for doing this. Find your ring size using the ring sizers. Never put anything in your pickle that contains iron. Clamp the wooden block to the table with the C-clamp. Step 2: Saw From Sterling Silver. 1. Place the band into a container of pickle.Note: Let the band sit in the pickle until it is white colored.Caution: Pickle, as it is an acid solution, could cause irritation. The slower you take the angle, the less likely you’ll break a blade.Caution: If you use too much pressure with the saw or turn to abruptly while sawing, you could break the blade. Strike the lighter.Note: Flame should be visible.Warning: Be careful with the flame on the torch. Brush enough flux to cover where the ends of the band meet using a tiny paint brush. 2. Trace the rectangle of paper onto your chunk of sterling silver using a marker or mechanical pencil.Note: It may be easier to use a ruler again to trace onto the sterling silver rather than tracing the paper. 6. Place the wooden block on the edge of a table. Do not get it in eyes. Trace a rectangle the length of your ring on paper, the width of your desire using a ruler.Note: If the ring width is too narrow, it may not solder correctly.Note: If you want to attempt a design, the paper mockup is where you can practice drawing it and placing it correctly. You can now remove the binding steel wire. 1. Wrap the piece of paper you cut out around your finger to see how it looks and feels (taping together if necessary).Note: If it looks the way you want you’re ready to move on; if not, continue trying different things with the paper. With the correct equipment and these step by step instructions, anyone can make a simple sterling silver ring. noting that pickle is 10% Sulphuric Acid. Pull the ends of the steel wire around the band, twisting them with plyers as they meet.Note: Twisting the steel wire will hold the band together. Then swipe again where the ends of the band meet placing the snippet(s) of solder wire. Set the C-block on the table.Note: There may be a notch in the bottom of the block that will catch on the edge of the table. Filing. You should now have a long rectangle of silver with the width you desire. This will be taken care of with the file. Also, two-finger rings are an interesting thing to try. 1. on Introduction. 3. I guess you could do a google search for "Precious metals services" for the metal. These steps are important if you are looking to sport your own jewelry creation making it personal at a price comparative to if not better than purchasing a ring. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Hold the torch lighter about 1-2 inches from the torch. Begin sawing up and down with as much pressure as a handshake.Note: Before you begin sawing the sterling silver, you can use the optional scrap metal to practice your sawing skills until you feel comfortable with the motions.Note: To begin a notch in the silver, run the blade up (against the blades) with moderate pressure a couple of times.Note: In order to turn the corner once you’ve sawed the length of the ring, continue sawing with the pressure of a handshake, but slightly start to turn the angle at which you are sawing. You can now turn off the torch. Cut out the rectangle.Caution: Be careful with the scissors. Take the wedge out of the end of the ring clamp. 1. At the polishing stage, I always found it was best to use the ring clamp again, as the metal often heated up to uncomfortable levels, and polishing compounds would get on my hands. 2. Place the wooden block on the edge of a table. 1. 2. This project requires much attention in order to complete each step safely. on Introduction. Find the dimensions of your ring size in the table shown.Note: If you know your ring size, there is no need for the ring sizers. You will now be heating the band. Crazy, huh? Place the wedge into the opposite end of the ring clamp (the end opposite to that with the rectangle of sterling silver). Lady Gaga Cosplay - 2020 VMA's Halloween Costume, Ring sizers (not necessary if you know your ring size), Wooden block (with a V cut out of one end - see image), 4 inches of galvanized steel wire – 20 gauge, Fire Brick (or another fireproof surface), Flux – an agent used to make solder “run” faster, Pickle – a sulfuric acid solution to remove imperfections from soldering and annealing metal. 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