Quick Ring Shank Sizing
by Susan LeGuyader
Do you have trouble with your ring shank sizing correct? The hassle of getting the calipers, getting a calculator, getting a pencil, getting paper, getting a chart? The dread of one miscalculation and the whole thing goes wrong?
Instructions
May I introduce you to the Whaley Ring Gauge? Mine came in a monthly subscription box (the company is now closed), otherwise I might never have purchased this amazing tool. My epiphany moment was adding a ring clamp to the mix and then BOOM! I was off like a rocket. It is so nice to be able to make the ring shank the right size the first time.
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Before starting, make sure you have flush cut at the end of your wire or sheet metal.

First, loosen the black knob on the right side of the Whaley Ring Gauge and slide your wire or sheet into the slot at the bottom (this adds the thickness of the wire/sheet to the ring size). Slide the middle part down and then tighten the knob. The wire should be snug in the slot and you should be able to wiggle it out without marring your wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Quick Ring Shank Sizing - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , quick ring shank sizing
Then align your wire or sheet with the left edge of the gauge and select your ring size. The ring size is indicated by the lines and numbers in the middle of the gauge.
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At the bottom of the gauge is a slot that opens on one side, this is your saw guide. Align your wire or sheet against the left side of the gauge, then get your ring clamp out.
Insert the Whaley Ring Gauge, with the wire/sheet, into the ring clamp and clamp it down.
Your wire is now secure, the right size and ready to saw. Insert the saw into the slot and cut your metal.
Susan LeGuyader's Quick Ring Shank Sizing - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , quick ring shank sizing
Susan LeGuyader's Quick Ring Shank Sizing - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , quick ring shank sizing
Susan LeGuyader's Quick Ring Shank Sizing - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , quick ring shank sizing
You will get a lovely flush cut, with little filing, if any needed, before soldering. You are ready for soldering and to finish your ring.
You won't regret adding this little tool to your bench, it is truly a time saver!
Susan LeGuyader's Quick Ring Shank Sizing - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , quick ring shank sizing

Materials

12 Gauge Half Round Dead Soft 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-12HRD
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.78
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10 Gauge Half Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-10HRD
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WHALEY RING GAUGE
GAU-747.00
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2/0 Relentless Sawblade - Sold by the Dozen
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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): General Education