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Thread: Making a ring mandrel- jewellery tooling
04/01/2020 12:37:33
Posted by Plasma on 03/01/2020 19:51:44:

As an engineering solution I would definitely turn a ring from titanium.

I've made quite a few over the years, both male and female styles.

Heating the titanium when finished gives a beautiful colour finish, but I also file work them for decoration.

It's far easier to make the ring to size on a lathe for me, unless you're going to precious metals and have very deep.pockets.


Some pictures of those rings would be nice. I've seen the rainbow effect on titanium. Looks very good.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
04/01/2020 06:37:38

Good god. We should never moan about the UK. That is horrific. Stay safe.

Thread: Can anyone identify this power hacksaw
03/01/2020 22:01:24

No idea but Alco springs to mind.

Thread: TiN coated twist drills
03/01/2020 18:51:13

Mmn I have a few LED floods fitted. One at back of garage just gone duff at 18 months old. Not expensive though.

Thread: Hi, greetings from north Bucks.
03/01/2020 17:47:26

Welcome. A newcomer myself but this forum is an absolute wealth of knowledge. Same lathe as mine. Mines in bits at moment being upgraded to Dro & inverter fitting. + new proper belts.

Thread: TiN coated twist drills
03/01/2020 17:44:08

2nd that. Used to use cobalt drills for my work. Drilling lots of stainless & steel girders. Lasted around 4 times the standard H.S.S drills. Don,t forget the Copper slip on re-assembly.

Thread: Making metal flowers
03/01/2020 17:20:32

There are some very talented people. That looks stunning.

Thread: Ml7 New Owner.
03/01/2020 17:18:17

Does the rear toolpost hold on by using a T bolt in the slides of the bed.

03/01/2020 16:48:10

I am watching this thread with interest, having just bought a super 7. Mine has the 4 way tool post. Was looking at the quick change so no sharp tool bits sticking around to catch skin on. Looking on youtube at Steve Jordan & others it seems there is a problem getting one to fit without milling down the bed.

Thread: Myford super 7B Chuck threads
03/01/2020 16:24:40

They certainly look very professional ,much better than 1 1/8" . Oh & thanks again. 1 1/8" 12 tpi

Thread: Punching holes in metals
03/01/2020 14:49:23

Thanks for the input. Annealing the coin 1st makes them pretty soft. the punch kit above does not go large enough, the biggest is 5/8" I need to go up to 3/4" & large rings touch the sandwich plate so cannot centre. Maybe could take it apart & use the block some other way. Thanks.

Edited By Steviegtr on 03/01/2020 14:51:22

Thread: Myford super 7B Chuck threads
03/01/2020 14:42:33

Many thanks for all the input received. Its Rufforth on Sat so going to look for a tap. Not that i'm stuck for the 4 jaw. Would just be nice for it to done ready.

Thread: Making metal flowers
03/01/2020 02:51:06

Stangely all I did was buy a small hammer flat end type & sharpened it up a little on the grinder. Then gently pound the copper till it looks good. On the alloy one I used a cheap draper battery operated engraver & played around with it. These are my 1st attempts so hoping it will get better with practice. Regards Steve.

03/01/2020 00:32:08

20191206_200228.jpg20191206_190647.jpg20191206_174708.jpgMaking flowers from metal. I pulled out the old chimney back boiler & thick walled copper tubing. Rather than throw the tubing away I made use of it making this. Aslso one in alloy. Next is one in brass, the sheet has just arrived. Brass is harder to work so may take longer. The stems have yet to be made & the buds.


Thread: Punching holes in metals
03/01/2020 00:10:04

20200103_000026.jpgThe 1st thought I had when I saw it was a 2" bsp stainless fitting. It is not out of the question I may take that route. It's the tapered internals that hold the ring central that is important. I have ran off with both of my 1st attempts at rings. A bit naff but now I have the tapered cones & going to make some white acetol pushers once the lathe is up & running, so as to not damage the print. The copper one made my finger green in 1 day ha ha. Thought about clear lacquer on the inside but it will wear of quickly. 20200102_235957.jpg

Edited By Steviegtr on 03/01/2020 00:12:03

Thread: Myford super 7B Chuck threads
02/01/2020 23:55:13

Parts aquired with latheCross sectionBackplatesSome pictures of what I have to work with. Going to Rufforth jumble on Sat morning so maybe pick up a 1 1/8" bsw tap. Bottom photo of rear of 4 jaw chuck with backplate undone. To discard. The slotted faceplate fits great, a keeper. The Large undrilled one is no good as it has a nose on the front which has the threads on it for the headstock. The only one that would possibly go on is the one with peg on but don't want to destroy that one. Looks like i'm looking for a backplate. No rush as the lathe is in bits awaiting the new motor, belts & control gear.

4jaw chuck

Thread: Punching holes in metals
02/01/2020 23:47:42

Yes that's the one. Going to base something along those lines. No patent on that part but would not matter I will argue my grandad was Chinese.

Thread: Making a ring mandrel- jewellery tooling
02/01/2020 23:30:07

Ring expanderI have a couple of expanders see pics. The top one I hope to turn down to put steps to hold rings in the lathe. Was very cheap on ebay. The bottom one was expensive but very good & even has dies at the bottom for shaping. Gold is very soft & they say easy to enlarge a half or full size as long as they have never been split repaired or resized using welding/gold brazing. Being prone to snapping at that point.

Ring expander

Thread: Punching holes in metals
02/01/2020 23:13:18

The one at the bottom is what I have. The 1st pic is what I would like to make. They are a fortune from America. Better punch


02/01/2020 21:43:10

I want to punch holes in old coins dead centre. There are ones for sale self centering but expensive. So the reason to have a go at making one myself. Don't need the bit from centre unless they are silver.

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