>Anyway my inspiration for this one was my girlfriend. I wanted to give her something when I saw her this weekend, but I wanted it to be special and have some kind meaning behind it, Not just some random piece of jewelry from the store.
>The tools needed: Dremal (optional), file, hammer, ring mandrel, 100, 400, 1000, 2000 grit sandpaper, car wax/polish.
Step 1: Drilling the Hole
>First your gonna want to drill a hole in your nickel (quarters work too if you want a wider ring, I would only use quarters from before 1965 because they are silver and will look much better) about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter. The bigger the hole this less you have to do in the next step.
Step 2: Rendering to Fit on the Mandrel
>Your going to want to size your hole (mine was quite big) to fit on your ring madrel. You can also use a pry bar if you don't have a mandrel.
Step 3: Hammering the Ring
>Once this is done your going to hit it pretty hard on about a 45ÃÂÃÂ° angle or so. This bends the rim of the ring over.
>After that you want to start hammering it out flat on the mandrel. I've used parts from a socket set that just fit the ring, makes it perfectly round.
>Once this is done and the ring is where it fits you move to the next step.
Step 4: Sanding/Polishing
Shaping you're going to just sand or grind the ring until you think it looks good enough. This step took me a good hour because I wanted it perfect.
>Sanding/polishing is much less tedious, use 100, 400, 1000 , 2000, and then polishing with car wax. it gets the finish very nice almost mirror finish. I didn't have those so I used my sisters fingernail polisher.. She wasn't very happy but the ring turned out nice.
>My girlfriend (now ex) was glad to get it and family was amazed at how I did it.
>I hope this tutorial helped and inspired any who were thinking about making a ring. and Thank you for baring with me, considering its my first time putting up an instructable. And sorry if the text is a bit jumbled up, I did this on my phone so.
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