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Rings

Post by ctwo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am

Too much youtube inspired me...
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Re: Rings

Post by GlennW » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:24 am

We used to make them in Jr. High School when quarters were still silver.

A quarter and using a spoon to tap on it yielded a ring.
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Re: Rings

Post by ctwo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:07 pm

I gather you don't mean a soup spoon. Do you still have the rings?
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Re: Rings

Post by spro » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:53 pm

This subject rings with me too. I inherited a similar ring from my father. He wore it (when possible) from the 1940's through other service until he died. He told me how he made it about 30 years ago but he made it when he was as young as his great grandchildren now.

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Re: Rings

Post by Kenng » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:34 am

Not too long ago I made a friend some dies and mandrels based on the you tube examples.

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Re: Rings

Post by ctwo » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:27 pm

I actually used the bottom side of a machinist jack and a ball peen hammer in my press to turn the coin, and then a flat slug to get it to curve and reduce the size. Worked great!
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Re: Rings

Post by Kenng » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:37 pm

I made them like this Guy's with a couple variations
http://jasons.works/

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