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My latest obsession

This past week and a half, I have been obsessed with making this ring. It is a variation on one pictured in
Historic Rings
by Diana Scarisbrick. I would want to be her when I grow up, but I want to make the stuff as well as study and write books about it. The original opens out at a 90 degree angle to the outer ring, but I can never leave well enough alone, and I figured a shallower angle would evoke more of that armillary sphere effect that she claims was the point of the original. This is my first prototype:

The ring flat on the table


On edge

One view of it open

Another view of it open.

This should probably be described as clockpunk because the original is early 17thC, but it has that totally industrial 19thC look, especially when closed. The original was gold, of course, but I've made this prototype in brass, riveted with silver, because that's what I had in convenient sizes of sheet and wire. We cannot wait around for sheet metal when obsessed, now can we?

So what do you all think?
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