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    I have lost 2 wedding rings and have been harassed endlessly to acquire another, so looking forward to seeing what you come up with Del.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I have lost 2 wedding rings and have been harassed endlessly to acquire another, so looking forward to seeing what you come up with Del.
    Jim,
    I was a little concerned about that myself and so I made mine a quarter size smaller, and while this makes it a bit hard to get off on purpose, it makes it almost impossible to come off by accident.
    Del

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    So I spent parts of the last 3 days working on some rings, after all of those knives, I needed a few days to let all the wood dust in the shop to settle. I like doing different things too. Although saturday was my birthday, I did a might of work then too. Well here is the result. I have 10 rings all in the same stainless damascus, and I know a bit more about making them as well. They are all cold worked once I have the damascus made. Most of that work is all hand tools, and I have sore fingers and hands to prove it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Laminated metals specialist, Kitchen knife and gadget maker
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    "Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life"

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    Those are sweet Del.
    Chewie's the man.

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    very cool
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    Would be even cooler if you made the two edges single-bevelled!

    No, I'm hardly interested in rings, but these are cool!

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    Since these aren't precious metal, are you going to do a small buy out of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes7792 View Post
    Since these aren't precious metal, are you going to do a small buy out of them?
    James,
    There are several reasons I made this batch, #1 is that I was asked to make the first one for a friend, and then I had all this extra material laying around. #2 is that while making the first ring I found out that sizing this type of ring is not a matter of measuring and it coming out just where you want. As a result of 2 I wanted to find out how the sizes correlated and find a way to do it consistantly. #3 is that although my friend was happy with the ring I sent him, I thought I could improve the finish I did on the ring, but I needed to play around a bit. #4 is that last year two of my competitors in the mokume ring business went and started selling damascus rings, and they bought some fancy equipment to extrude damascus tubing to make their rings from. So I thought I would try to find a low tech way to make some as well. #5 is that when approaching this idea to make the stainless damascus rings, I had several shiny new ideas come along and perch in my head just waiting for me to play with them. Since my birthday was this weekend, I decided to play with some of those shiny new ideas. It is one of the great satisfactions for me to get one or more of those shiny ideas and to turn them into reality. It was like an extra birthday present.
    Now to answer your question more directly I really hadn't thought of doing a group buy with these, but these will be a new permanant item I am going to stock. I plan to make more in the future, right now I have 11 of them finished. I also have a show this weekend and I am taking this lot with me, there are going to be a hundred guys or so there this weekend and maybe a few of them will be interested in one of these.
    I have made enough of them that I can comfortably set the price at $125 each
    I may offer other patterns in the future, but for now its random pattern.
    If anyone is interested, please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Del

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    "Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life"

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    I really dig these rings Del

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    Anniversary is in 10 days. Maybe I can talk the girlfriend into getting me one. Because I know its too large for her tastes!

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