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COIN PILLAR RING

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This instuctable was made by George Sakalidis from Larissa Greece.

George was inspired by Acropolis pillars and an old coin of Alexander the Great  he just happen to found near by and got to work (yeah right  :-)  ).  Artists.. what can you say about them?
He created a silver pillar shaped ring with the old coin on top. Very inspiring and offbeat and fine creation.

Easy DIY at home with simple tools. Cheap because he uses just a little piece of silver that cost less than 13$ and made a hidden compartment that looks like solid.
Take a look at the photos to see the head of Alexander the Great.






MATERIALS:


For the ring you could use :

- a copper or brass coin  &
- a 1.4mm silver sheet (a piece of 7.0mm x 3.8mm )

For your work you should use:

- paper sheet
- pen or pencil
- glue (what ever you got handy and easy to use)
- scissors
- scour pad (or use the hard side of sponge you are using to wash your dishes)
- debris of soap (what ever you have but not liquid)
- leather piece (old jacket or glove or belt)
- sandpaper
- hammer
- saw
- blow torch (if you don't have any you could buy a jet lighter from ebay)
- silver solder
- 2 curved rasps (one big and one small)
- 1 half cylinder shaped rasp
- steel block ( if you don't have any use a clamp)
- 2 cylinder, one big and one smaller (if you don't have any use any metal pipes you got)
 
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Step 1: Draw the template

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On the paper draw a 3.8mm x 7mm rectangle.
On the center and through the long axis draw 2 semi cycles. The straight line of each semi cycle should tangent at the center of each long side of the rectangle. The radius of the semi cycles equals  the diameter of your finger plus a couple of millimeters divided by two.

The final drawing should look like an hourglass. OK, now  cut it with the scissors.


Satrek9 months ago
Looks awesome, especially since it has a "hidden compartment" on the inside... Thanks for sharing!
oldmicah9 months ago
Fantastic job! So in step 6 you just removed material to make the fluted edges, right?
xalpage (author)  oldmicah9 months ago
Thanks! The fluted edges are made by removing material in combination with the pressure applied by the rasp.
Gregbot9 months ago
wow! cool! thanks!
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