Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Oval bracelet mandrel


#1

Aloha, I’ve trolled the orchid forum for a few months now. Just
wanted to add my $.02, And hopefully get some help. I run a gold
wholesale business with a retail tool and supply division on Oahu,
Hawaii.

I get stumped daily by some of the questions my customers pose to
me. I hope you may help with some of them. My father is a jeweler and
my uncle runs a similar gold wholesale business in Van Nuys,
California. So I’m pretty well versed in the theory, if not the
practice of gold smithing.

I do have one question some of you may be enlightened on. I’m
looking for an oval bracelet mandrel to sell in Hawaii. It has to
have a total circumference at the fat end to accomodate a 9.5" piece
of metal. I have the round mandrel. Any suppliers you may know of?
I’ve called India and Italy. Nobody wants to touch it. Pleased to meet
you, Sako


#2

Aloha Sako, have the bracelet mandrel made up in hardwood to the
shape and taper you desire. Kind regards, Rex Steele Merten in wint’ry Australia


#3

Hi Sako,

 I'm looking for an oval bracelet mandrel to sell in Hawaii. It
has to have a total circumference at the fat end to accommodate a
9.5" piece of metal. 

If it can be a hard wood, check a hardware store or industrial
supplier. Ask to look at the replacement pick ax handles. They are
generally oval shaped & taper on the pick end of the handle. I don’t
have one handy, so I don’t know if they’ll fit your circumference
requirement.

Dave


#4

Sako, You might try Phillipe in West Palm Beach, FL (561) 471-0890.
I bought a steel oval tapered mandrel (12-inches circumference at
large end) from him a year or so ago, and I think he had more.

John Palmer, Mackinac Designs


#5

I’m looking for an oval bracelet mandrel to sell in Hawaii

Try one of these maybe they will have what you want

http://www.lacywest.com/18mandre.htm   this one has the largest

http://ejs.safeshopper.com/123/cat123.htm?849

http://shorinternational.com/MandrelRingBracelet.htm

http://kingsleynorth.com/jewelry/mandrels.html

http://www.alpha-supply.com/128.htm

http://www.bernieslapidary.com/selprod.asp?CAT=MDR&OTHER=YES

http://www.monsterslayer.com/Mandrels/Mandrels.htm

Art