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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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This 18K three diamond ring was designed in CAD and wax milled. After casting I added the filigree wires and hand engraving. I'm really excited about CAD and am happy to have gotten through the "learning curve" with it to the point where I can self teach and gradually move forward. I look forward to a future where hand carving wax is the exception. In truth wax to me has always been the dirty job one had to go through to get to the metal. I prefer drawing on CAD to wax carving. Wax is too mushy for things with strong geometry. Back in the 70's when I was in school I remember a lot of people melting wax to make their molds. Nowadays I tend to think almost any model that was melted into shape as being not serious jewelry.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:17 PM
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amazing ring congratulations!
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:09 AM
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Hi Jim,

It is always nice to see the rings you make, every-time.Your designs are awesome.

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