Use a nickel to make a ring or pendant for your sweetheart. Click the link for the mens version.
Mandrel (I used a pry bar)
80 Grit sand paper
400 Grit sand paper
2000 Grit sand paper
Step 1: Mark the center
Center the coin in the carpenters square. Using a razor blade score a line in the center. Rotate the coin 90 degrees and score another line. Where the lines cross is the center. Now use a punch to mark the center. This helps you in the next step.
Step 2: Clamp And Drill
Clamp the ring. Starting with a small drill bit, drill through the premarked center. Progressively drill a bigger hole until it will fit on the mandrel your using. I used a pry bar as the mandrel.
Step 3: Start Hammering
If you want a thicker ring, hammer the edge at a 45 degree angle toward the mandrel. The ring will form a cone shape. Continue to hammer untill the cone forms a cylindrical ring. See the pictures on the last step.