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    Something new for me and the forum

    So I had a friend hit me up with a big challoenge; to make a stainless damascus ring. He's getting married on sunday.
    He actually gave me the challenge in the spring, but time was getting short and nothing gets me motivated like that kind of deadline. This ring is seamless and the pattern runs in the flat of the ring. For those of you that understand how damascus is made you can see how big of a challenge this was to do. This is the first finished one and I will be doing more of these in the future. Getting the size just right was a bigger challenge than I expected, this was actually the third one that came out good, but the others wound up too big.Click image for larger version

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    Beautiful, hopefully you can find some guys with bigger hands as I'm sure the first two attempts are similarly stunning and deserve to go to good homes.

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    Impressive, Del.

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    So..... what happened to those two that were too big?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl View Post
    So..... what happened to those two that were too big?
    They are on the bench, one is finished and one is close to being finished.
    I plan to use them to play with finishes, I think I might be able to get a bit more contrast out of these, but I gotta experiment. I also have enough of the damascus done to do a dozen more rings, I will probably put some of these up for sale after I get some better pics. I have some ideas for some cool variations. The good thing about hte stainless damascus is that compared to the gold and silver I normally work with is that it doesnt cost thousands per ounce. It also allows for more experimentation then I would normally do. I love doing the jewelry, almost as much as knives, I get to play a little bit here.
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    I don't wear rings, but that is very cool.
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    Subscribed. (hint hint)
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    Wait, seamless as in no seam at all, or the seam is just impossible to locate?

    I will be needing a pair of these in 5 years at my 10th anniversary.

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    I assumed he was meaning the pattern went all the way around with out stopping. Being a challenge I would assume no seam at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Wait, seamless as in no seam at all, or the seam is just impossible to locate?

    I will be needing a pair of these in 5 years at my 10th anniversary.
    Yeah, as in no seam at all.

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