NTSDFJ? Day

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  1. Monkeyboy

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    New Tiny Strat Die For Jewelry ? Day :thumbd::thumb:
    A customer wanted a die for a 1.5" tall electric, and emailed me a junky pic, so I said "I can make a nice Strat instead ", so she said "ok" , so I started one. Then I thought I might as well make one for myself , so I did . I figured "what the hey, maybe some of the St folks would like some silver earrings or a tiny little pendant " . I don't have any pricing now; I just wanted to throw this out there here , and see if it stuck.
    Here's a shot of the cutting die I made, loaded and ready to stamp another Strat , and a piece already cut, raw and unfinished. I'd just as soon leave the whole thing blank , since that's easy , just shine them up and drill a hole at the top. I could make a die to cut a pick guard, and solder those on, and maybe engrave some lines for strings and stamp dots for tuner pegs, but that sounds like work :eek:;)
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man

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    Ooooooooo the wheels are turning. Smell the smoke?
     
  3. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT?????

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    Awesome! PM me pricing when you know, please!
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    EDM?
     
  5. Willie D

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    Somebody needs to open an Etsy shop.

    I like it! Let us know when you have a price.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Jewelers saw contraption , since I do all one=off, custom dies. Wire EDM works too, but isn't practical for one-offs ,
    and because I'm not a machinist and wouldn't know a CNC from an BFD :thumb:
     
  8. Monkeyboy

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    So just plain like that and shiny is good ?
    I'll probably use sheet that's .032" thick, (20 gage, about 3/4 mm)

    Dog don't do ETSY , but many people I make dies for sell their stuff there :cool:
     
  9. Monkeyboy

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    I thought that was from the curry powder I used yesterday :thumb:
     
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    Strat earrings, huh? Hmmmmm...
     
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    Interested in pricing as well. Also, can you do stainless or gold?
     
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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    blank is nice... adding all the pickups and strings would make it for guitar nerds only (imo)...

    a lapel pin version would be kind of swell. the holes in ears closed up 15 years ago.
     
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    That is your end to worry about. I was talking about ideas on my end. I may need some of those.
     
  14. Monkeyboy

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    I steer away from stainless steel with these dies, which have to be tempered softer than conventional dies.
    14ky gold is also very tough compared to sterling, but I could manage maybe 24 ga yellow , and also what they call "gold-filled" (1/20 of the total weight, as a cladding layered onto the surface of a base metal, way thicker than plating) in a thicker ga. than 14k . Plus, at the price of 14k, you'd probably want thinner, which you can get away with because it's stiffer and tougher (14k is 58% gold , and very , very durable. Oh, the gold filled is way cheaper than 14 k, but I haven't priced it recently.

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    I know what you meant, I just refuse to stop messing with you :whistling:
     
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    Cool, thanks for the input. I had thought of making a larger one , which would make nerdifying it less tedious, Maybe a pickguard and some tuner dots, fretboard dots. but still minimalist.
     
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    You're a good friend.:whistling:
     
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    Until I cut your cajone wires off .
     
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