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Making a titanium ring


#1

I posted a couple of pictures blog on how I made this titanium ring.

(Hope the picture comes out)

Anyway here is the link to my Ganoksin blog

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep815z


#2

Hello Hans,

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep815z 

Very nifty. I too, would like a blue finish contrasting with the
yellow gold. Maybe you should do some of that on your next amazing,
mythical, dragon-thing.

I always read your posts! Thanks for sharing.

Judy in Kansas


#3

Beautiful job, as always, Hans!

I do have a question about the process description. You said that
you “peened” the wires over on the inside of the ring - does this
mean you hammered them over? Also, did you create a slight flare at
the ends of the holes in the ring on the inside so the wire would
then lock in place like a rivet? I apologize if these questions seem
overly rudimentary, but I just want to make sure I understand.

Thank you for sharing your process pictures and descriptions! I
always learn something and your descriptions always leave me
smiling. I hope Santa Claus is better to you this year! For what it
is worth, I recently got an Orion 150s arc welder (Santa didn’t
bring me a laser either, and I was a good girl at least once!) and I
am very impressed with the results, as it works great on precious
metals and steel/titanium. I get no benefit from Orion, just thought
this might be a good option.

All the best,

Donna W
Huntsville, AL


#4

Hi Donna,

does this mean you hammered them over? Also, did you create a
slight flare at the ends of the holes in the ring on the inside so
the wire would then lock in place like a rivet? 

Exactly correct

I drill a 1.5mm hole and then use a 2.2mm ball frazer to make a
flare on the inside of the ring.

I peen it over using a ball punch or my Gravermax.

Hans.


#5

Hello Hans. beautifull ring. Is titanium an expensive material?
Where can I buy this material? I have been doing sculptural rings
out of Damascus steel with a lot of saw work and thought it would be
good to try and see how well it performs with my ideas. The blue
hues were most attractive. Chris