MnM Title Photo Montage

Meet the Couple

Photos:
  • Engagement Session
  • The Wedding
  • Happy Times!

    Elements of Our Wedding:
  • Our Traditions
  • Our Rings
           Outline

    Logistics:
  • Time and Place
  • Directions
  • Accommodations

    Registry
  • Outline of Making the Wedding Rings

  • Introduction
  • Starting Materials
  • The MIT Foundry
  • The Compression Rig
  • Diffusion Bonding
  • Setting up the Compression Rig
  • Stacking the Layers of Gold
  • Tightening the Stack
  • Preparing for Heat Treatment
  • Loading the Heat Treatment Bag
  • Sealing the Assembly
  • Safety
  • Insertion into the Furnace
  • Extraction from the Furnace
  • First Billet Viewing
  • Annealing and Quenching
  • Grinding
  • Ground Six Layer Billet
  • Rolling
  • Reannealing
  • Cutting Tools
  • Preparing to Cut with the Jeweler's Saw
  • Trimming the Ends
  • Saving the Gold Dust
  • Layer Delamination
  • Broken Saw Blade
  • Trimmed Edges
  • Grinding the Sides Smooth
  • Analysis of Six Layer Billet
  • Doubling Layers - Sectioning
  • Measurement, Fine Tuning
  • Pickling, Method I
  • Fine Grinding
  • Deep Cleaning - Ultrasonic
  • Second Diffusion Bond
  • Diffusion Bond Fail!!!
  • Flatenning the Billets
  • Straightening the Compression Rig
  • Analysis of Twelve Layer Billet
  • The Pickling Bath - Method II (Better)
  • Preparing the Soldering Station
  • Flux and Baking Soda
  • Soldering the Crack Shut
  • Cleaning Up After Soldering
  • Pickling and Neutralizing
  • The Big Rolling Mill
  • After the First Rolling
  • Billet Final Dimensions
  • Final Guidelines
  • Cutting the Ring Blanks
  • Grinding and Beveling
  • Curving the Ring Blanks
  • The Mandrel - Finishing the Curve
  • Axial Alignment
  • Axial Alignment
  • Finally, Rings!
  • Shaping, Pattern Preview
  • Texturing and Sizing
  • Final Shaping
  • Final Polishing

  • The Finished Rings
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