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How to make threaded earnut


#1

I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it? There is no hope of trying to buy one
somewhere. Thanks!!!

Richard Laspada

#2

Richard Laspada wrote:

I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it? There is no hope of trying to buy one
somewhere. Thanks!!!

        Richard Laspada

orchid@ganoksin.com

tap and die set Richard. M.Gilger


#3

Richard Laspada wrote:

I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it? There is no hope of trying to buy one
somewhere. Thanks!!!

        Richard Laspada

orchid@ganoksin.com

Richard - I wish I could just draw it out for you, but we’ll try words.
First, imagine an ear nut “unrolled” as a flat piece of metal with a
bulge in the middle (like a snake who just ate a mouse). Next, saw a
piece of the appropriate karat metal into that shape. Then use a
threaded tap of the appropiate size to thread the center. You may need
to use a die to re-thread your existing post to match. Finally, roll
the edges up to form the back of the nut (or just fold it up like most
screw nuts). Happy threading, Mike


#4

Richard - I wish I could just draw it out for you, but we’ll try words.
First, imagine an ear nut “unrolled” as a flat piece of metal with a
bulge in the middle (like a snake who just ate a mouse). Next, saw a
piece of the appropriate karat metal into that shape. Then use a
threaded tap of the appropiate size to thread the center. You may need
to use a die to re-thread your existing post to match. Finally, roll
the edges up to form the back of the nut (or just fold it up like most
screw nuts). Happy threading, Mike

Mike, thank you for the picturesque illustration

s~O~~~-:~ my rendition of snake with mouse in
stomach. Sorry, It’s been a long day

Richard Laspada


#5

tap and die set Richard. M.Gilger

Thanks

Richard Laspada


#6

I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it?
Richard Laspada
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I think that Mike means something like this: (_o)
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You can buy taps and dies from good jewellers suppliers
If you lived a bit nearer than the other side of the world I’d be delighted to lend you mine!
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#7
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I think that Mike means something like this: (_o)

                                               bend  -->/ 

You can buy taps and dies from good jewellers suppliers

If you lived a bit nearer than the other side of the world I’d be delighted
to lend you mine!

Ahhhhh, come on Mike, you can use the vacation

Thanks,

Richard Laspada


#8

HI Richard

This most common way Ii’ve seen follows.

Saw (of if you have a disc punch…) a circular blank of an appropriate
size. The bend up a small strip of rolling stock (spring gold if you
have it) into the appropriate shape, maybe you’ve seen these handmade
earnuts, they’re common in Indian jewelry, also from Asia. Solder the
strip to the disc and drill a hole ever so slightly smaller than the
post size. The catch is you’ll need to find a hand tap that matches the
thread of the post. Once you find one, tap the treades into the nut, but
bear in mind that taps are very brittle and break instantly if they are
kept extremely straight.

Good luck on finding an appropriate tap. Gee, maybey you could make a
wax disc and force-screw the post into it, then cast that… it might
work… hmmmm :slight_smile:

Richard Laspada wrote:

I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it? There is no hope of trying to buy one
somewhere. Thanks!!!

        Richard Laspada

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