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.
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