This is an old tutorial that I made about 2 years ago

how to make cuff links –

cut out shapes with the jewelry saw as a base – I like to use 18 gauge metals . 18 gauge is 1mm thick and does not feel flimsy or bend easy- here its bronze

how to make cuff links -cut out shapes with the jewelry saw as a base

free hand draw a shape on copper

free hand draw a shape on copper

make sure that the second shape is smaller than the first

make sure that the second shape is smaller than the first

my small work bench

cut out shape with the jewelry saw

cut out shape with the jewelry saw

i can do that now in under 20 seconds

i can do that now in under 20 seconds

pretty small

pretty small

tip – black nail polish hides chipped and cut up nails

tip - black nail polish hides chipped and cut up nails

make sure that both shapes fit well together and are as flat as can be

make sure that both shapes fit well together and are as flat as can be

solder the guitar to the guitar pick shape

solder the guitar to the guitar pick shape

i use acetylene – air , some use acetylene – oxygen ( i find the air one easier to handle )

i use acetylene - air , some use acetylene - oxygen ( i find the air one easier to handle )

for small jobs i like to use the paste solder , sticks things together so you do not need to secure to much or hold down

for small jobs i like to use the paste solder , sticks things together so you do not need to secure to much or hold down

dabbing block

dabbing block

put your pick face down in to the rounded hole

put your pick face down in to the rounded hole

dabbing hammer – pund on it with nylon hammer to get the rounded shape

dabbing hammer - pund on it with nylon hammer to get the rounded shape

voila- domed shape

voila- domed shape

again use the paste solder to attach the link to the cuff link

again use the paste solder to attach the link to the cuff link

i use a third hand , as mine is not steady enough

i use a third hand , as mine is not steady enough

torch until you see the solder flowing

torch until you see the solder flowing

quench first and then put in pickle solution to get rid of the oxidation

quench first and then put in pickle solution to get rid of the oxidation

take out of the pickle solution ( use copper tounges )

take out of the pickle solution ( use copper tounges )

doesn’t look to good yet 🙂

doesn't look to good yet :)

polish ( i use a flex shaft to get into all corners)

polish ( i use a flex shaft to get into all corners)

see the difference?

see the difference?

apply patina

apply patina

polish again

polish again

voila – bronze and copper cuff links

voila - bronze and copper cuff links
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