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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-02-08 04:41 PM
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37. Can you try a slightly smaller stone so you can roll the bezel a bit tighter and close
the gap?

Or - what I used to do in that kind of situation, but it's probably not a good idea, healthwise: After removing that one cab, take a piece of asbestos tape (that's why it's not a good idea), soak it in water, and wrap it around the rest of the stones as a heat shield, then touch up the split bezel with some low-temperature solder.

Damn, I remember "losing it" right at the end of contructing a piece. Especially with flush-setting little diamonds (where you used a chisel-like tool to gouge tiny strips out of the metal and curl them over the edge of the stone).

Good luck with your repairs. You do damn nice work.

Redstone
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