I was getting a lot of deep firescale in my castings, which takes a long time to remove and really kills the shine, so I tried Argentium silver. At first I made castings that were one piece so I wouldn’t have to solder. Today I tried soldering this amazing alloy. I did almost everything wrong, and yet it came out o.k.
It’s fun to carve settings for these big rocks. Quartz comes in so many beautiful varieties with lots of inclusions. My favorite pieces are alway expensive, though. (It’s a good sign that I’m picking the right rocks)
This ring is an idea. We have driver’s licenses to prove we can drive legally. The government has shown no interest in coming to take our vehicles from us, even though there’s no amendment protecting our cars, bikes, and trucks.
It would seem only reasonable that, if you are trained, insured, and can prove it, you could get a license to own and operate a military-style weapon like the Bushmaster. The license could be a ring such as the Romans used to prove someone was entitled to bear arms. A simple serial, RFID chip, or other security device can be added to identify a ring and owner much like our DMV and credit card issuers do.
Lets be honest, if the government took our cars, we’d be much more powerless to get to the revolution than if they took our guns. Cars go thousands of miles. Bullets go thousands of feet.
Played with wax wire for this casting to make the stone setting. Wax wire is about the same consistency as Twizlers. Ooooh! I should try to cast a Twizlers ring!
Polished a screw driver today in place of buying a fancy hammer. Worked well.