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Jhon P
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« on: March 17, 2016, 02:02:50 pm »

A big enough back plate, solder on the bezel, than I bent wire into figure eights. The hard part is keeping the wires in place while you solder, I use plenty of flux than crystallize with the torch. Than I flux each piece of wire and stick then on while the piece is still hot. Than Crystallize the flux again and position the wire with a solder pick and get them to stick with the flux than solder. Now the work starts. Saw off the out side of the back plate and file to the wire loops.  Drill holes in each loop than I use a carbide dental bur that will grind the sliver and remove the center than to a round needle file and clean it up to the wire loops. Than to sanding and polishing and make a jump ring for the bail and solder then end closed. Whew that sound like a lot of work. Are up for giving it a try?
Good luck. Let me know how you do.
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