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By Karen Karon

Chain maille styles and weaves that take jewellery layout into new frontiers!

Jewelry artists will get pleasure from a suite of recent, less-common weaves and demanding initiatives that encourage and educate.

Author Karen Karon starts by way of reviewing simple chain maille weaves with the intention to set the degree for the extra advanced weaves during this booklet. She explains strategies wanted whilst operating past the fundamentals: equipment for remaining a weave, operating with micro jewelry, operating huge scale, and utilizing substitute fabrics in weaves. The ebook is then divided into four sections, each one dedicated to a selected form of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that contain sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a amazing influence. Sprinkled through the illustrated step by step directions for every weave process are important counsel from Karen to assist ascertain a stunning complete piece.

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Then flip over the assembly and use the holes in the base to drill through the hardboard (Photo 5). Plan to cut between five and 10 rings at first. ) Cut four rings the same diameter as the base, four two-thirds the diameter, and two half the diameter. The size of the center hole and where the drilled holes are located on the ring are the two variables, and they depend upon the piece you in- THE TRAPPED REVERSE CHUCK 1/20/15 12:24 PM TEMPLATE BASE SE IINDEX M MARKS LARGE RING CLEAR PLASTIC TUBING S SMALL RING CENTER C CUTOUT 7 THINKERF PARTING TOOL P 8 Mark the plywood disc for cutting into rings after bolting it and the template on the base and installing them on the lathe.

Apply the gel stain with a clean white rag. Cover the piece evenly, then immediately wipe across the grain to pack the pores and completely remove the excess stain from the surface. Allow the stain to dry completely. If the pores aren’t evenly filled, repeat the staining process. Pale topcoats such as lacquer and blonde shellac help to preserve the white color in the pores. Do not use finishes that add an amber tone. Woods that contain high amounts of tannic acid (such as white and red oak, cherry and walnut) can be ebonized by brushing on an acidic solution of iron and water.

A). Trim the edging flush with the interior. Double-splayed legs are the key to the base’s stability (Figs. B and C). indd 50 top and bottom ends of the legs at 5° (Photo 2). Before you cut each leg, make sure these angles lean the same way, not in opposite directions. Lay out and cut the tapers on the long sides of the legs (Photo 3). Rip the rails (E, F and G) and shelves (H and J) to final width. Trim the pieces to length, cutting their ends at 5° in opposing directions. ) In addition, cut the shelves’ front and back edges, and the rails’ top edges, at 5°.

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