Saturday, September 12, 2015

How to Make a Coin Ring in 2 Minutes

By on Saturday, September 12, 2015 6 Comments

Perhaps you are not into making coin rings.  But this video is worth a look because Dave, aka as Fencekid shared an amazing video on how to make a coin ring in 2 minutes flat. He actually spent another 2 minutes just polishing the ring up!


What is so fascinating is how fast he could accomplish the task with the right tools.  I certainly drooled over the various tools he had in his studio.  It also pays to have tools neatly arranged so they can be accessed quickly. No wasting time trying to find things!



Isn't making coin jewelry illegal?  Depends on where you are.  I've covered this issue before.  It is okay to turn coins into jewelry in the US provided it is not passed off as money.  But in other countries like Canada and UK, current currency is a no-go but it is fine to use old money no longer in circulation.

Hat tip to Aims for this find!

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6 comments:

  1. Yes, there is serious tool envy on my part! Love how fast the ring was made!

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  2. Awesome, providing you have all the equipment.

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  3. I'm a huge fan of 'fencekid'. There's something about how he does his videos - and even how he talks - that his me totally mesmerized by how easily he does this. Wowza!!

    After watching this video I bought myself an arbor press. Just had to have one.....wheeeeeeeeee!!!
    Thanks 'fencekid'!!

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  4. Amazing how he turned a flat coin into a ring, and he does have a wonderful arsenal of tools which undoubtedly made the job much easier. Tools are indeed marvelous things, which we never seem to have enough of.

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  5. CAN SOMEONE IDENTIFY ALL THE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS VIDEO.

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  6. He does have several specialized tools. Starts with a die cutter and hammer. Then he uses a butane torch probably to anneal (soften) the metal. Then he dips in mild acid solution to clean off the firescale and then water to remove the acid. He uses his press to shape the flat ring into one with vertical sides. Then he sizes the ring with a ring stretcher. Flex shaft with a buffing attachment to polish up the ring.

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