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NUT RING SS
by vardamanj on May 2, 2010 Table of Contents NUT RING SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: NUT RING SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................. 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5

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I chose a simple signet type ring to make as it is simple and easy. This idea was given to me from a co-worker who learned that I make jewlery and stuff during my off time. I used a ultra fine perm. marker to draw the layout on the ring. Step 1: After you have found a nut that is close to the final size you want.com/id/NUT-RING-SS/ . you need to chose a pattern you want for your ring.instructables.Intro: NUT RING SS OK now that I have your attention. http://www. get your mind out of the gutter!! LOL What I want to show in this instructable is how I make a ring out of a Stainless Steel Nut.

com/id/NUT-RING-SS/ . but if you cut too much off on the first cuts then you will need to adjust the pattern or start over.Step 2: Once you have your pattern drawn.instructables. get you handy rotary cutting tool. Step 3: After rough cutting you can follow up with files or your favorite rotary tool! I also trim the inside of the nut to fit on the finger I chose. or hack saw if you perfer. http://www. leaving a small amount of material. Cut out your pattern. You can and will do more trimming as you go. It makes for a smooth fit inside to use a sand drum to remove the top of the threads.

I wanted to show the two before I cut his. Step 5: Final The final step I polished the top down to 2000 grit wet/dry then cut a "V" into the top. the second is for my son. I havnt cut the "V" into my son's yet.instructables. I just sanded the bumps off the side to make it comfortable to wear.Step 4: The first ring is rounded and smooth.com/id/NUT-RING-SS/ . He wanted the "flats" to be left on. http://www.

8:03 PM REPLY Achan20 says: Thank you so much! you have helped my day go from bad to good! thanks for all your help.com/steelworker1/11. 2010. but if you need a more VISUAL guide. May 3. try here.. MY choice would be a straw/bronze all over. 2010. while making the flats less brittle and more flexible. With the flats still on. is with a good oven. Basically. by hand/eye. imho.com/id/NUT-RING-SS/ . before air cooling sets in.. and filled with epoxy. we can use any temperature we want. I use a red hot bar of steel. Have a read over at http://www. and a darker purple for te gals. Before beginning work on the nut. Set your oven to whatever temperature/color you'd like to achieve. 2010. Keep up the fine work. the threads can be left intact. and ruin the temper. how do you temper color? i know what tempering is but have no idea how to temper color.Related Instructables Build your own "compactus" storage unit by Scozza Building a strong flexible bicycle trailer coupler. 5:43 AM REPLY vardamanj says: Good ideas on the coloring. 5:47 PM REPLY when doing tempering steel. otherwise the heat will keep running. and I find it MUCH easier to SHOW the technique than to describe it.tpub. If you set the oven right. Since the ring doesn't really need to be "hard". So. except the part you want to leave. sometimes even rubbing on the block. I will look into that for future projects. 2010. file/sand everything NOT to be purple. When it gets there. 2010. Achan20 says: um. consider doing some nice temper coloring. Nov 23. and you're done. For Blades. and stay there indefinitely. finish the ring how you'd like it.htm I'm not a professional writer. it'll be much easier to clamp in a vice. 10:48 AM REPLY ironsmiter says: Nov 21. May 4. 2010. and wait a few hours. For real contrast. The easiest procedure. this allows a bladesmith to leave the cutting edge of a blade nice and hard.. and the interior then starts smooth and concentric. thanks. 12:44 PM REPLY http://www. with a blue lettering(do the purple. ok another queston. just shut the oven off and let everything cool off. you must plunge the work into cold water.instructables. 2010. we use color to determine relative temperature. Hope your son enjoys his. but that's personal preference. this lets me control where the heat is going. I advise Blue heat color for guys. When the desired color is achieved. 9:25 AM REPLY ironsmiter says: My previous link has a chart on that page. The machinist version of the nail polish ring fix! :-) Before final polishing. Thanx. Thanx Nov 21. too hot. and pass the work very near to it. Stick the ring on the oven rack. and it'll go too far. then re-color to bronze). it should color just right. Take a moment and drill out the threads. what temps give what collors? is there a chart out there or what? lol.. Nov 24. you can sand/file/polish everything back to shiny silver. Nov 25. And I think they may have done a much better job of it than I have. 12:36 PM REPLY If it is for a particularly small finger. by weblar Hex Coin Ring by aaron7575 Learn Needle Tatting With My Flower Pendant by TotusMel Kite boarding bar by radiorental How to pack a bike with S&S couplers by ewilhelm Comments 14 comments Add Comment ironsmiter says: Just as a procedural hint. after coloring. without fear that the steel will be too soft. Achan20 says: awesome.

2010. 12:51 PM REPLY lemonie says: I like it. 2010. but how much hard-grinding did it take? That nut doesn't look soft to me. L May 3.NutandBolt says: Cool. jtobako says: May 4. lemonie says: Thanks. It didn't take to long. the shaping to takes a little more time and patience. 2010. 2010. 2:18 PM REPLY vardamanj says: May 28. May 4. 2010. 3:45 AM REPLY vardamanj says: May 3. 4:20 PM REPLY Yes it would be easier to cut and polished highly it could look "gold".instructables. 4:19 AM REPLY http://www.I just hold it in my hand or in a small vise. More shiny and softer type of metal. 2010. But due to my work soft metals dont last long and we have these SS nuts that we demo or scrap out from time to time. L May 3. 2010. 4:10 AM REPLY I did the major cutting with my rotary tool with fiber reiniforced cut wheels. wouldn't it be easier to use a large bolt as a holder (with a jam-nut) and use a larger grinder? vardamanj says: Thats a good idea. May 28. 7:16 AM REPLY Rather than cutting with a dremel.com/id/NUT-RING-SS/ . Needle nose visegrips work great too. maybe hour to hour and half.. I like it. Might be easier using brass nut. I didnt want to mess it up and have to start over.

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