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Rolling mill how to


#1

Just bought a rolling mill and am looking for a good book of
instructions. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Bob


#2

Bob,

I am not aware of any “how to” books on using the rolling mill. I
have been planning a comprehensive DVD on using the rolling mill to
produce custom wire and sheet stock, but have not had the time to
accomplish that yet. Your inquiry will help push me to get that done.

I talked to a book publisher months ago about the idea of producing
an illustrated “how to” book on using the rolling mill, but was told
that the limited audience for such a book would make publishing
difficult.

Thanks for the nudge, Bob.
Jay Whaley


#3
Just bought a rolling mill and am looking for a good book of
instructions. Any recommendations would be appreciated. 

Bob, explore the Orchid Archives for all kinds of rolling mill tips.

–See http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/paper-die.htm
–Also, http://www.makersgallery.com/goss/rollprint.html
http://www.durston.co.uk/en/online-guide-p4-en.htm
http://www.OttoFrei.com (info. on their rolling mill is also of
general use)

–Look in the indices (indexes) of various jewelrymaking books for a
few pages of rolling mill info. (e.g., Untracht, Olver, Franke,
Sprintzen, McCreight, McGrath, etc.)

Enjoy!
Judy Bjorkman


#4

Jay,

I talked to a book publisher months ago about the idea of
producing an illustrated "how to" book on using the rolling mill...

You’ll have to consider self-publishing.

DAn Culver


#5

Hi Bob,

I don’t know of any particular book or books specific to this
particular tool: many jewelry books have short sections devoted to
the use of this tool and feature such techniques as roller printing
and sometimes even mention using the mill (in this case a wire mill)
to taper the end of wire for drawing or forging. Jay Whaley is the
guy to talk to (Whaley studios) about mill usage. The best guide that
I’ve seen put out by a rolling mill manufacturer is here

http://www.durston.co.uk/lan-en/online-guide-p1-en.htm

This guide by Durston is somewhat specific to their products for the
first couple of pages after that the info presented applies to any
rolling mill.

Michael Edwards
Flying M Designs


#6

There are so many ways that a rolling mill can be used. I will write
some up and they can be used by Jay or whoever is interested. If you
go to my blog: ‘On your metal’ on Ganoksin.

http://davidcruickshank.ganoksin.com/blogs/

See: ‘Forging a heavy signet ring using the rolling mills’ You can
form beautiful tapers by regressive rolling, ie. starting with square
stockgage and rolling up to a mark, (perm marker) then reversing,
rotate metal 90dg. small tightening of rollers, re-mark,say,10mm down
from previous return point, roll to new mark, return, rotate,
re-mark, tighten, repeat, doose -e-doo and so on.

Also similarly for sheet only no rotation.

You may have to experiment to get the measurements to the sequential
diminutions to suit your purposes.

Get your shoulder to the wheel!

David Cruickshank, Australia.
jewellerydavidcruickshank.com.au