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« on: December 03, 2007 12:23:37 PM »

I made this for a swap! Smiley  It was inspired by this piece.  I'm entirely addicted and am making all sorts of pieces from our wedding silverware now. Cheesy




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I used the one on the right right to drill the initial hole and to drill out the entire star shape.  I just looked it up in my Dremel's manual and it's the Tungsten Carbide Cutter.  "These are tough, long-lived cutters for use on hardened steel, fired ceramics, and other very hard materials.  They can be use for engraving on tools and garden equipment.  1/8" shanks."

I used the one on the left to sand all over in long, smooth movements.  It made it super shiny and removed any ugly surface blemishes.  I couldn't find that one in the manual, but I think it's some sort of grinding stone?  Maybe someone will post here and tell me! Smiley


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I bought the dremel cutting bit today at Home Depot.  The part number is 9903 and cost around $7.50 in case anyone was wondering.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 12:30:49 PM »

It is very cool. I like that it is simple but at the same time it has a twist.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007 12:31:28 PM »

It is very cool. I like that it is simple but at the same time it has a twist.

Thanks so much! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 01:05:11 PM »

Wisted!

This is really cute.

How did you cut the metal? Was it scary/difficult?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 01:07:29 PM »

Thanks so much (wow!)!

I don't have any special jeweler's tools, so I made use of what I do have - a dremel.  I drew out the design with a marker, drilled down through the center of the star with the dremel and then just dremelled outwards until the whole design was cut out.

It wasn't scary at all, but I wore gloves just in case something snapped or I managed to slip out of the spoon.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007 02:32:07 PM »

Great design and you make it sound so easy. I've made some earrings and pendants from silverware and it's given me fits, but I love trying.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007 05:07:26 PM »

Great design and you make it sound so easy. I've made some earrings and pendants from silverware and it's given me fits, but I love trying.

Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007 06:42:24 PM »

What a neat design.  What "bit" do you use in your dremel?
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007 06:47:38 PM »

That's a very good question. Cheesy  It looks like a drill bit, but it's not spirally.  It's just rough all over...

Hmm...wow, that is not very helpful. Cheesy Cheesy  I shall take a picture of it for you!
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007 09:59:13 AM »

That's a very good question. Cheesy  It looks like a drill bit, but it's not spirally.  It's just rough all over...

Hmm...wow, that is not very helpful. Cheesy Cheesy  I shall take a picture of it for you!

Thanks!  I appreciate it.  I have some teenage girls that would love a pendant like that, although I'm sure mine wouldn't do yours justice.

One other question...did you "sand" the pendant to give it a matte appearance?
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