Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lizzie Hearts costume













Coin Ring

It starts out with a coin with a decorative edge or date. Here, we used a 1990 US dime. 
With a hole punch and press, the centre is punched out.


With a PVC pipe, large steel ball bearing and a press, we force the coin to bend the ‘walls’ up.




The annealing process. Heat with torch. Then rapid cooling in water.

video

Now with a good start. Time for the elbow work. Hammering the coin to ring shape.


A little more hammering and a little more sizing. Slowly getting it to the perfect size.



Sanding off the burrs off the edges.

The polish. Inside and Out