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#1

Has anybody heard of a “mini-rolling mill” designed by David Arens?

I’ve been trying to locate info about this, also about the Karat
rolling mills - the URL I had for them (bad url removed) doesn’t seem
to have anything to do with them.

I checked on the Wayback Machine and it looks like the site went down
about this time last year. Anybody have any info about what happened
to them, or an alternative source for these machines?

Contact Kenneth Singh at
46 Jewelry Supply Inc
46 West 46 St
New York, NY 10036
KARAT46@aol.com

A rolling mill would enable me to turn Argentium Sterling into forms
its not available in from a metals supplier, such as:

square wire
half-round wire
bracelet pattern wire
texturing
turning what I have into what I need (rolling down sheet, say)

I need gear reduction.

I have links to the following “mini-rolling mills” or cheap mills:


Compact Economy Rolling Mill
Item No. 190-891

http://www.septools.com
Compact Economy Rolling Mill
Item SKU: RM222
(This may be the same as the one Contenti sells, I’m not sure)

http://www.harborfreight.com/
Mini Rolling Mill with 5 rollers
Item No. 4832-0VGA


Economy Rolling Mill - 80mm
Item No. RM1250

I kind of had decided on the Karat but now the supplier seems to be
gone, so I’m not sure what I should be looking at. I hadn’t
expected to be able to get a rolling mill until next year sometime,
but since I’m getting a donation of tools, now I can spend some tool
money on other tools.

Thanks for your help and advice.

Sojourner


#2

Hi Zen,

   Has anybody heard of a "mini-rolling mill" designed by David
Arens? 

The mill I make is a pattern mill for putting a pattern on wire or
narrow sheet strips up to 3/8" (9.25 mm) wide. There are 9 pattern
rolls, 3 straight lines 90 deg to the length of the wire, 3 straight
lines 45 deg to the left of the wire length & 3, 45 deg to the right
of the wire. The spacing is 13, 20 or 40 lines to the inch.

I’ve been using a Karat rolling mill from Kenneth Singh for about 4
years with no problems. It has a 4 to 1 gear reduction.

Dave