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    daabamatic is offline Aluminum
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    Default Device to make Spoon Rings

    Does anyone have any idea about making a device or fixture to take household spoons and turn them into rings.I have made a simple bending fixture but it really is not too effective.Any imput would be greatly appreciated.I have my own litlle shop in my garage,Bridgeport and Logan lathe and other useful machines.Any sketches would help.
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    I am not too sure where you are trying to go, do you wish to roll the handle into a ring that will fit a finger, what do you want to do with the bowl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daabamatic View Post
    Does anyone have any idea about making a device or fixture to take household spoons and turn them into rings.I have made a simple bending fixture but it really is not too effective.Any imput would be greatly appreciated.I have my own litlle shop in my garage,Bridgeport and Logan lathe and other useful machines.Any sketches would help.
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    Here you go. See pics. I form rings all the time with this. Size of ring can be varied by switching die sets.
    Jim
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ringbender1.jpg   ringbender2.jpg   ringbender3.jpg  

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    When I was in the navy with a lot of time to kill we used to make a different type of spoon ring. This was when coins were real silver. Take a 50 cent piece and keep striking it on the edge with a chow hall soup spoon. when the edge is swaged over with the center about the right size drill out the center and smooth with a file. Only takes about a gazzilion tiny taps to get er done. I made one for my girl. She's now my wife of almost 50 years and still has it..........Bob

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    Magicmaker, a question for you, how long did it take you to make that box full of bits and pieces ? If you bought it, what sort of rough figure is any other party liable to have to fork out for this lot ?

    Now I know time is money, even if your making it at home, but, wouldn't something like this, be far cheaper and a lot more versatile ?

    Gear Driven Ring Roller

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    I did not make it. It is a Pepe brand of jeweler's tool. It comes with all of the formers and is perfect for the task being discussed.

    Super Ring Bending Tool 301.00

    The HF roller you linked to will not go small enough nor allow the required size control.

    I do not remenber the price of the Pepe tool. It really does not matter as it paid for itself ages ago with the first job run.
    Jim

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    Default Pepe ring bender.

    Here is a link to the Pepe bender. $139.95 is a steal!
    Charles

    RING FORMING and BENDING TOOL from PEPE

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    Hello -

    It is great to see positive feedback on Pepetools products!

    I realize this post is a few years old, however, Pepetools has just released a new and improved version of the Euro Ring Bending Tool. The new version contains a few improvements, the one we are most proud of is that now the item is 100% manufactured in the USA!

    More information can be found on our website at http://pepetools.com/superior-ring-bending-tool

    If you have any questions please let me know! I can be reached at daver@pepetools.com

    Thank you!

    - Pepetools, USA

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    Cool stuff, PepeTools, and heartwarming to see items made in USA. 55 years on the planet and I had never heard the term "dapping!" Now I wanna be a jeweler!

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    they are made in europe. Good stuff though.

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    We have a facility in Europe. Our OKC facility is responsible for the entire manufacturing process of this specific item. I can assure you that this product and our new Jump Ring Maker is manufactured entirely in Oklahoma City. Check out our Facebook page for few video clips of our HMC and the Induction Heat Treating machine.

    We built a machine shop from the ground up specifically for these, and a few other products.

    Kevin - Our door is always open, you should make a trip out to OKC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    Cool stuff, PepeTools, and heartwarming to see items made in USA. 55 years on the planet and I had never heard the term "dapping!" Now I wanna be a jeweler!
    It is a wonderful hobby!

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    You use the spoons for fishing lures hence the origin of the term 'spoon' for spoon shaped fishing lures.

    My Grandpa Kane did that. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the memory.

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    I was let down again. I thought we were trying to make grenade parts. Sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwalz View Post
    You use the spoons for fishing lures hence the origin of the term 'spoon' for spoon shaped fishing lures.

    My Grandpa Kane did that. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the memory.
    That's interesting!

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    Use raw hide hammer and a tapered ring mandrel. Takes just a couple of minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mach2 View Post
    Use raw hide hammer and a tapered ring mandrel. Takes just a couple of minutes.
    We got those too. About 2 dozen or so variations.http://pepetools.com/mandrelsimageuploadedbytapatalk1366152928.762871.jpg

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    Check out the brand new tutorial on how to make spoon rings using this device

    http://youtu.be/2XF6Fp2AnA0

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    Hey Pepe, your machine program for making the jump ring cutting fixture could be improved a lot:

    • Use a bigger end mill, the one you are using for that operation is too small
    • Get rid of the high speed machining tool path, your material is near net size, so just take 1 pass with a 1/2" end mill
    • Don't baby the machine, you aren't running the tool paths as fast as you can and there is quite a bit of lost motion in your inefficient tool path
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    What a coincidence. Somewhere in a box of treasures from my Navy days there is a forties vintage walking liberty 50 cent piece that was beaten into a ring on a VA-34, 1960/61 Med cruise aboard USS Saratoga. Good memories.
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