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    Info Double Sided Coin Rings project

    i have seen a few videos on making coin rings

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    so i thought i would give it a go, so ebay i went a trolling
    found a few half dollers pre 1972(more silver in them)
    a few shillings(im starting with)
    a mandrill
    soft hammer
    a punch tool to make hole in centre of the coin.
    if you are going to make one please make sure you buy a good stainless steel mandrill
    as the 1st one i bought was listed as stainless steel but was alloy and tore up after ten minutes.
    you need to anneal the coin every 5 minutes or so to keep it soft

    this is as for as i have got till my new mandrill turns up

    should end up like this


    tools to get started


    will post more photos
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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Update
    Got A Good mandrill
    just finished total time about 1 hour
    needs a better polish

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Awesome mate. I made the wifes and mine wedding rings as at the time we were too skint to stump up for proper ones. I'll see if I can dig out some photos.

    I drilled a 9mm hole in the centre of the coil then used a nylon mallet and a mandril to fold them over. I'd messed about with tap rings previously but they are a fast track to carpal tunnel syndrome and the results are much better using a mandrel.

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Here's the ones I have. They've pretty much worn down now over the last 4 years so there's not much of the coin lettering visible. We're ok for money now and occasionally talk about getting proper ones made but we're sentimental twats

    The photo of the 3 together were just practice ones, the other two pics are the ones we still wear.

    Saved a good few grand too hehe
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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Does look a hell of a good job even if not the finished article

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    they look great, i have a hand full of silver half dollars and one dollars from the 1960's ready to d, i think i will do a few cheap coins 1st to get it spot on

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    sat at work just took me 20 minutes this morning on a 1970's 5 pence

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    These look pretty fucking special. There I was thinking we would settle for rainbow pencil rings, coconut rings or more likely some blocky old tungsten carbide.

    Anyone fancy making me up a couple? Losttoy, your rings look particularly sleek; lovely comfortable-looking bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmicpore View Post
    These look pretty fucking special. There I was thinking we would settle for rainbow pencil rings, coconut rings or more likely some blocky old tungsten carbide.

    Anyone fancy making me up a couple? Losttoy, your rings look particularly sleek; lovely comfortable-looking bezel.
    I don't have the tools now mate. Give it a go

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Quote Originally Posted by losttoy View Post
    I don't have the tools now mate. Give it a go
    ye he should, its only about £60 for the tools to start. then finding the right coins.

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    update
    i have a few silver half dollars.
    1st go with one

    marked it, cut it, started using mandrill all ok, im not sure whats going on as its started to get very hard to shape it round the mandrill
    i have heated it every time its size grows, i wonder weather its been worked to much, i have a dapping dome coming soon & i hope that might bring the sides in better.
    i was thinking it could even be a fake half dollar

    this morning i used 1 quarter from 1999 and took me about 20 minutes to make

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    From wikipedia

    "In May 1969, the Treasury sought authorization to eliminate the half dollar's silver content, changing it to the same copper-nickel clad composition as the dime and quarter. The Treasury also sought approval to strike base-metal dollar coins, which would fill a need for gaming tokens in Western casinos"

    Cupro-nickel coins are beasts to fold on a mandrel

    EDIT: I used to file down the lip on the edge of the coin off, it takes a bit of the cone shape off. I'm tempted to get my tools back seeing you making these, bringing back memories and also making the wife go ahhh.

    How much are your finger joints aching?

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
    this morning i used 1 quarter from 1999 and took me about 20 minutes to make
    That looks awesome, do these sell well sure people would pay good money for that ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by losttoy View Post
    From wikipedia

    "In May 1969, the Treasury sought authorization to eliminate the half dollar's silver content, changing it to the same copper-nickel clad composition as the dime and quarter. The Treasury also sought approval to strike base-metal dollar coins, which would fill a need for gaming tokens in Western casinos"

    Cupro-nickel coins are beasts to fold on a mandrel

    EDIT: I used to file down the lip on the edge of the coin off, it takes a bit of the cone shape off. I'm tempted to get my tools back seeing you making these, bringing back memories and also making the wife go ahhh.

    How much are your finger joints aching?
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    hand aching like hell after a while.
    as for the half dollar, it was sold as silver 60%
    could be its fake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akimba View Post
    That looks awesome, do these sell well sure people would pay good money for that ;-)
    not sold any yet, seen them going for £15-£25 each depending on the coin

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Great job mate, could you make them to order? Setup a thing in BST as I want one! Cannot do it myself due to having one hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
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    hand aching like hell after a while.
    as for the half dollar, it was sold as silver 60%
    could be its fake?
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    The bleach test seems to be the easiest

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    It's almost like this thing is made of money.

    I'll get my coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    It's almost like this thing is made of money.

    I'll get my coat.
    tumbleweed rolls across the floor......lol

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    Default Re: Double Sided Coin Rings project

    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    Great job mate, could you make them to order? Setup a thing in BST as I want one! Cannot do it myself due to having one hand
    lol, any excuse to be lazy.lol, check ur pm bud

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