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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:04 PM

If you *bought* an engagement ring, you're a sucker...

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Reply If you *bought* an engagement ring, you're a sucker... (Original post)
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 OP
FM123 Apr 2019 #1
rsdsharp Apr 2019 #2
TygrBright Apr 2019 #3
csziggy Apr 2019 #5
JohnnyRingo Apr 2019 #10
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #11
JohnnyRingo Apr 2019 #12
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #7
yonder Apr 2019 #4
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #6
pansypoo53219 Apr 2019 #8
JohnnyRingo Apr 2019 #9
Fla Dem Apr 2019 #13
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #14
handmade34 Apr 2019 #15
CDerekGo Apr 2019 #16
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #17
zanana1 Apr 2019 #18
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #19

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. So I loved this video!

Not only cool to watch the creative process up close and personal, but I found it inspirational too.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

2. I guess whoever gets that

really grabbed the brass ring.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:27 PM

3. Very cool! But...

...my heart bled for the poor pupper at 07:25... "::sigh:: he's still at it... no tennis-ball throwing today..."

And one question: Wherever do you get gold hex nuts?

curiously,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:48 PM

5. I was thinking real pretty until the brass ring turns your finger green!

I believe those were brass hex nuts - much easier to get. I sort of expected him to electro-plate it with gold before putting the diamond in, but then he could trim the clips that hold the stone in place.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:46 PM

10. I would have chrome plated it.

Even powder coating it any color would have kept the gloss and sealed it forever. Might have been cool in black, pink, or you name it.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:28 AM

11. Instead of chrome plating, why not start with stainless steel

It silver solders wonderfully, and it buffs up to a warm nickel feel, unlike a cold chrome plate finish.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:51 AM

12. The only good thing about brass

Is that it has heft. It's also a lot easier than ss to work with. Brass is pretty malleable.

I'm leaning more to powder coating now that I think about it. It comes in every color, including stainless and seals well. It's almost impossible to chip and anyone with an oven can do it. I had my friend's Triumph TR4 wire wheels coated in "chrome silver" ten years ago and they still look perfect. The finish is more of a bright silver look than actual chrome.

Imagine that ring in metallic ice blue or pink.

On edit: I just noticed how many here just commented to debate the value of diamond rings. I have a feeling they didn't watch the video.

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

7. Brass hex and acorn nuts are kinda gold....

and with a quick coat of lacquer, it won't turn your finger green

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:31 PM

4. Thanks for this post - ditto on the comments of #1

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

6. I'm against expensive engagement rings. I also don't wear my wedding band because my hands

are always in something with so many animals to take care of. Rather than look down at a screw, I'd rather have a naked finger! But, to each his own!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:06 PM

8. diamonds are boring + so are most rings. overpriced brainwashing.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:42 PM

9. I thought it was stupid.

But then I watched the video.

Initially I figured it'd be some yahoo gluing some hardware together into a psuedo ring. I was wrong.

For a while into the video I thought it was some crafty biker machining and screwing some brass nuts together as a redneck engagement ring for his o'l lady. I was wrong again.

My first clue came when I started really looking at the unique tools he was using. Near the end I was asking "why?" when the word appeared on screen. Yeah, why would anyone waste that artistic talent and time on a brass ring when precious metals would be easier to work with and more valuable? Other than the internet challenge that was revealed, I'm still not sure to be honest, except to show off.

Still, that was a cool video. Thanx for posting!
I watched it twice and emailed it to my kids.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

13. Between the music and the meticulous work, I found the video mesmerizing, tranquil.

I was only going to watch a few minutes of the beginning then skip along, but found myself caught up in the process and watched the whole thing. Wonderful craftsmanship.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 11:36 AM

14. +1

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

15. WHY? because I can

although... buying all the equipment to make the ring probably cost 10X the gold band

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

16. I'm guessing

This guy is a Jeweler, who already has the expensive equipment to create this 'brass ring'. Working in a Jewelry Retail store for more years than I care to admit, please realize, ALL Jewelry is marked up minimum 100%. I've seen some as high as 300% markup. Gotta pay those expensive Mall Rents somehow.

If anyone watched ALL the way to the end, appears that Pablo is wheelchair bound, so this is a good way to spend his time, creating, instead of watching others. I'm certain this took hours, if not more than one day to create. It was a complex creation, and knowing what goes into a Diamond Ring mount is first and foremost best knowledge. Betting Senor Cimadevila has been a Jeweler for many years, and this was something he's been doing as a way to show that not all rings have to be expensive.

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Response to CDerekGo (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

17. Yeah you can tell by his tools and craftsmanship alone

the guy is a pro

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:58 PM

18. What every woman wants.

NOT!

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:08 PM

19. I refuse to believe a woman wouldn't absolutely SWOON

if her significant other HAND-MADE something this incredible

Yes she'd still probably ask for (and get) a "real" ring, but there's nothing sexy or endearing about scratching out a personal check.

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