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Sizing a ring using a dovetail joint

I knew I hadn't blogged in a long time...but 3 years??  YIKES!  Not good.  I recently had a friend ask if I could size a ring I made for her daughter and I thought it would be a great tutorial article so, here I am, blogging again after 3 years.   My friend, who shall go nameless, says that this method of sizing a ring isn't necessary now that solders are so good.  I respectfully disagree.  I love this method for sizing a ring up.  It's super fast, really easy and, best of all, it holds itself in place while you solder.  It's called a dovetail joint and you'll need any kind of cutters (flush, semi flush or not flush at all) and stock that matches kind of closely the stock your ring is made.   You will also need:  *dividers *a ring mandrel *a jewelers saw *a small triangular file *all the junk you need to solder something   Step one is finding an original solder seam.  Sometimes you can find the seam, sometimes you can't.  If you can't, you

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