The first part of the process begins with cutting cuttlefish bones in half then sanding them down flat to produce a mold.
Carving the Mold
With files I carve the shape of a ring into both sides of the bone, also I carve in two shafts, one for the hot metal and the other for gas to release.
Nicholas Lynch loves to work with his hands.
Metal is heated up to 2500 degrees or more then poured into the cast.
This is what the ring looks like when it is born.
Ready for filing and hammering
Excess metal is removed and I begin filing and hammering the rings.