Introduction: Quarter Ring
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If you have a quarter from 1964 you're in luck because you can make a silver ring, but if not you can make a bronze and nickel ring. This project will take about about an hour and after that you will have a fine looking ring that you can show off to all your friends.
Step 1: Tools Required
3. Dremel diamond encrusted drill bit
4. Dremel sanding wheel
6. File, optional
Step 2: Flatten the Sides
Get your quarter out and take your hammer of choice and start to tap gently on its rim, hint dont tap it to hard or the quarter you have chosen to use will bend oven. Rotate the quarter around tapping as you go, Around the 30 minute mark you should have flattened the edge to about the right width.
Step 3: Drilling
This is where the gloves and dremel/drill bit come in. What are the gloves for you may ask? They're so when the quarter gets scorching hot from drilling, your skin wont start to fall off.
Start by holding the quarter between your fiengers along the rim. Turn on your dremel with your drill bit inside. After you've set everything up, hold the quarter steady and drilll away. Try and make the hole as big as you can so you can fit your dremel sander wheel inside.
Step 4: Sanding
This is where you decide if you would rather use a file or the sanding attachment for your dremel. This, I would say, is the easiest step. All you have to do is sand or file untill you reach the outer ring of the quarter.
Step 5: Finished
Almost done if you have any ruff spots shave these down with your dremel. In addition to not getting cut from ruff pots you're also polishing your ring while sanding it, then just add a bit of clear coat so your finger does'nt turn green and you're done.
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