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Offline Chris.Botha

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2009, 04:52:05 PM »
ok.. amazing what coffee can do for the body...


i got this back from the casters yesterday and assembled. the stones to be set are done off site as well.. diamonds i usually set myself.. this hodgepodge of semiprecious stuff i wont touch...

was sprue'd from inside in two halfs of course as per arrows.





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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2009, 04:52:47 PM »
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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2009, 05:21:37 PM »
got these back .. on my plate for today.. let me get stuck into it.

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2009, 06:42:01 PM »
Great stuff, Chris, thanks for sharing these great pics.

Now for my next question, you can just say "none of your Damn business", but may I ask what something like the gold setting cost to have cast, including material?

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2009, 08:35:32 PM »
Chris, Those are beautiful. Great work..................... sure glad you found the forum.  :)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2009, 08:57:06 PM »
thanks guys...

i charge design time at $30AU p/h and machine time at $35AU p/h, so from my side the cost on that gold 8 claw job would be about $160AU to the trade then the metal costs $29AU per gram and weighs in at about 7 grammes so $203AU  plus about $10AU casting fee...


all up for my employer this works out to about $373AU COST.. i add a slice for myself where i can, if i can.. depends on each job at its own merit.. some rings like that 8 claw actually only take about 5 minutes to design and jobs like the bangle for example took 2 hours to design.

what you loose on the roundabout you find at the swings...


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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2009, 08:58:11 PM »
buggered if i know what exchange rate is today from AU to US lol

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2009, 09:35:49 PM »
this one just finished..  easy to clean up.. very simple job.

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2009, 10:46:13 PM »
these just finished :)



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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2009, 11:16:57 PM »
Very nice stuff Chris. Great pics, too. Thanks a bunch for keeping us entertained! I wonder what tomorrow will bring.   ;D
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