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Ring-A-Day: St. Valentine’s Day ring

This ring was fabricated for my wife for Valentine’s Day. She caught on to the idea that if I’m going to make a Ring-A-Day, then maybe some of them should be for her (if not all of them). Smart woman! Lucky I married well.

Never mind that we had tickets to one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays, Richard III at BAM with Kevin Spacey, I still had to give her something red to honor St. Valentine.

My kingdom for a horse!

Kevin Spacey did it. I like the not to Verbal Kint with the leg brace. We were entertained.

NOTE: David Letterman spoiled 6th Sense on-air in 1999. The studio lambasted him. In response, Dave ruined 10 more films in his nightly top ten count down. It went something like this:

10: Patrick Swayze is a ghost (Ghost)
9: Lou Cypher is Satan (Angel Heart)
8: Bruce Willis is dead (6th Sense)
7: She’s her sister and her mother (Chinatown)
6: Kevin Spacey did it. (Usual Suspects)
5: Luke, I am your father. (Empire Strikes Back)
4: Brad Pitt is Ed Norton (Fight Club)
3: Kevin Spacey did it. (Se7en)
2: She’s a guy. (Boys Don’t Cry)
1: Kevin Spacey did it. (American Beauty)


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HowTues: Make a token

Create a design for laser cutting.
Laser cut selected token model design in Delrin and mount in mold frame.
Mold sides and retaining bands in place, ready for RTV silicone.
Pour RTV silicone down the side of the mold to prevent large bubbles from forming.
Vacuum mold to remove bubbles.
After the silicone sets, cut mold to release Delrin model.

Inject wax into mold.
Cast wax ready for investment casting in brass, silver, or gold.
Back side.
Front side.
Brass tokens fresh from the investment casting process.
Final MakerBot tokens after removing sprues and polishing.