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Small sterling ovals


#1

I am looking for a source of pre-cut sterling ovals
approximately 11mm long in 24 guage. (A bezel mount back for a
10x8 cab?) I have seen larger ones listed so I know that they may
exist. I am making some musical note earrings for a local band to
sell to raise money. The project started when I offered to custom
make a pair of earrings for my mother. She asked for notes and
we designed a very nice eigth note! The process would be greatly
speeded up with precut ovals. I have cut a few with a saw but it
is not cost effective. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
dave


#2

Rio in Albuquerque has ovals 18 x 13 26 ga if this would help
Bob Goll


#3

Hello… use a circle punch, make little disks, set your
rolling mill (experiment) and roll your self some ovals!

Steven B. Wardle & Barbara W. Knowlton
Designer-Goldsmiths
Forest Beach Design
Chatham MA 02633
508-945-7334


#4

The process would be greatly speeded up with precut ovals.
I have cut a few with a saw but it is not cost effective.

Dave,

Just an idea if you don’t find oval pre-cut pieces. You could
use round pre-cut pieces and run them through a rolling mill with
slight pressure enough to elongate the round into an oval shape.

You can get round pre-cut shapes from Rio Grande and probably
Indian Jewelers Supply and Swest.


#5

davyjo@midcoast.com wrote:

I am looking for a source of pre-cut sterling ovals
approximately 11mm long in 24 guage. 

It sounds as if what would be the best process for this sort of
thing is to saw out a simple blanking die. You saw the pattern
one time in tool steel (it is annealed and not hard to saw) and
then you can make as many parts as you wish. Properly sawn, there
is no clean-up of the edges and minimal burr as the die wears.
With this process you can blank out several hundred earrings. For
some sketches of the process, go to my webpage and in the Learn
section, go to “Combined matrix/blanking dies”.

Lee Marshall
Bonny Doon Engineering
http://www.bonnydoonengineering.com


#6

You coul draw oval wire and then slice it but easiest is to use
a disc cutter (there are great lever punch ones for discs from
2mm to 5mm for $30.00 from auto suppliers like Norther Hardware
and Harbor Freight (see new upload on sources on the tips page).
They have a little nipple on them and you have to grind that off
but they are great and very cheap as a set) and then take your
discs and roll them oval. Charles

Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053 Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain

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