I'm new to using a rolling mill. Please describe what you are
doing in the lower portion of the rolling mill. Are you using
progressively smaller square wire? Also, at what point do you
switch to the upper portion of the mill.
I know, this short video moves pretty fast, and that was deliberate.
On the big Durston double mill, the lower rollers are grooved, which
means that they help create a “squared” wire, if used correctly.
About a month ago, or more, I wrote a very detailed description of
this process on Orchid. By taking my round-shaped ingot and running
it through the right sized groove, and turning it a quarter turn when
I run it back through the mill, I end up with a “perfect” square
wire. On the video, you see me turning the lower adjustment wheel
clockwise to tighten those lower grooved rollers, then running the
wire through the same groove, turning a quarter turn, and then back
out again. The top set of rollers on my mill are flat, so using them
will then flatten the square wire I have made, turning the square
wire into a flat bezel. Oh, and if your square wire isn’t perfectly
square when you start to flatten it, it will NOT come out of the mill