Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I'm having some problems. This ring is a commission for a friend - a plain shibuichi band lined with silver. I soldered the two metals together and then formed the ring. When I start to solder it together the metal starts to expand and separate, as soon as I quench it closes back up. So I suppose binding wire is in order, but I wonder if I'm constructing the ring correctly in the first place. If anyone has any any advice I'd love to hear it!