Hi everyone... I'm still looking for a supplier of Titanium
tubing for the rings I would like to make...so far I've looked at
Reactive Metals and another company, but unfortunately they both
hold extremes--1/4" or 1 1/2" O.D.!!! Far too small and too large
for the average male or female fingers. If anyone can help with
links to other suppliers, please let me know! Until then, it's
back to the drawing board.
Catherine, The normal approach is to take a piece of solid bar stock
and then bore it out on a lathe. You will find 1" round bar very easy
to locate. It will take a pretty stout lathe to bore the initial
hole. You can then easily bore the pre-drilled blank to the ring size
you need and turn the outside down to what you need on a Sherline
lathe. I am a Sherline and Taig machine dealer so if you go that
route I can help you with the equipment.
You can find Ti tubing in a selection of diameters at McMaster Carr
( www.McMaster.com ).
A2Z Metalsmith Supply Inc
5151 S Federal Blvd Unit I-9
Littleton CO 80123