Browsing Archive: July, 2015

On My Bench Today

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, In : Rings 
I have been thinking for a while about making wide ring bands by layering rings with different texture together so today I tried a few ways of preparing the rings for soldering. I had in mind holding the rings together with binding wire and adding the solder chips between the rings on the inside of the ring to solder. I couldn't seem to get that to work though. The rings wouldn't stay securely in place despite tightening the binding wire as much as possible.What I finally did was place tiny h...
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Tips and Tricks - Finding the Centre of a Round Disc

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Friday, July 3, 2015, In : Tips & Tricks 

Have you ever wondered how to find the centre of a disc? There are a few tools out there to help you but I have found this simple method to be very easy. All you need is a see through template that has a grid printed on it. I had this one left over from my patchworking days. I drilled a hole where the lines intersect then placed the disc underneath the template lining up the sides withing the grid markings.



With a Sharpie pen, draw a mark through the hole that you have drilled.



Voila! You have ...
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