We've all seen the silver rings made out of coins, and some of us have tried it out. Well i wanted to be a little different, i wanted a hex shaped coin ring.
Step 1: Step 1
Step 1. This whole process can be done with a hammer, an anvil, and a 3/8" bolt and nut. A more complete list of tools are as follows:
Drill bit or uni-bit or dremel
220 grit sandpaper
silver polish compound
clean rag for polishing
I made myself a small rig for this project so i could easily hold and rotate the coin, but this is not a must.
You'll also need to find a pre 1965 half dollar. 1964 was the last year for 90+% U.S. coins.
Start by lightly hitting the coin on the edge and then rotating the coin using the hex nut as a guide for how far to rotate.
Step 2: Shaping the ring
continue shaping the ring by rotating and tapping lightly with the hammer. This will take some time, but DO NOT RUSH. Rushing will lead to a warped coin. The coin will start to flatten out and the flat sides will start to join into corners.
Step 3: Size the ring
Continue to shape the ring until the coin is a similar height to another ring that you might own.
Step 4: Drilling out the Middle
Next we will use a Uni-Bit to drill out the middle. Remeber to go slow, this is something you will wear and want to be proud of.
Step 5: Sand and Polish
I used 220 sand paper to fix any hammering marks and imperfections. Then i used a polishing compound and a 3/8" bolt and nut in my drill to polish.
Step 6: Finished
Finish by polishing the inside and get ready to show off your new one of a kind hex shaped coin ring.