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« on: January 29, 2012, 11:49:09 pm »

I'm working on a project for a wedding present for my fiancées brother. It's something I've not made yet and I have no idea how long the shaft should be between the t-bar and the bezel.  Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly?  Here's some pics of the t-bar balanced on the backs of the bezels right now they are 15mm long (just over 1/2") and feel a little to long to me.  I threw in some extra pictures of how it came along.

T-bar's balanced on the bezel the length feels to long but I'm not sure these being my first pair.


Carved wax bezel


Bezel setting up to be cast (delft casting kit)


Wax model molded and spur and vents cut ready to cast


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Second bezel casted with first finished next to it


Components with the Blue Chalcedony stone to be set in them




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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 03:49:01 am »

Looking Good.
I just measured a pair of commercial cuff links given to me and the stem is 15 mm and the cross bar 16mm. When I wear them the length seems fine and they're easy to get on and off.
Hope this helps
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 06:13:03 am »

Donnie this is a wonderful gift:)
Love the beautiful stones you are using and loved seeing how you are making them:)
Great idea of Pete's. You could go find a pair in yard sale or even thrift store and wear them to make sure they feel alright first.
Will these be for him to wear with his tuxedo?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 10:09:53 am »

Wow, that's COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 10:24:51 am »

Thanks Pete that helps a lot.  That's damn near what I made them at.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 03:51:36 pm »

Way to cool !!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 08:57:06 pm »


Carved wax bezel


Bezel setting up to be cast (delft casting kit)


Casted


Second bezel casted with first finished next to it



This is TOTALLY COOL AND VERY INTERESTING TO ME. 
I'm trying to get my courage up to try Delft Sand Casting.  I've bought the crucible and the Delft Sand and I made a two piece mold out of two tuna fish cans [lined with some left over copper to give an inner lip].  I heard that that works as a mold as well as the $55 one they sell with the kit.
I've seen some cool Youtube videos - especially one by Andrew Berry [of the UK] showing the air vent holes and the funnel to pour the silver in.
This is the first casting I've seen with a stone in it though. 
Was it hard to get the cast bezel that you could still fold over the stone?
Have you done other Delft Cast things?  If yes, I'd love to see them.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 02:39:11 pm »

The length of the shaft is generally determined by the length of the t-bar. With hinged shafts the length has to accommodate the swivel, in solid there is no compensation needed. In solids, I have seen the shafts as short as 1/4 inch just to accommodate the thickness of the cuff folds. Personally I wouldn't make then any longer than 1/2 inch.
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