.:.HAMMERED MEN'S COPPER RING.:.

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Introduction: .:.HAMMERED MEN'S COPPER RING.:.

This is an easy to make adjustable copper ring you can make with only a piece of scrap thick copper wire.

You don't feel to make one? Here is the ones we sell.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

To make it you need:

-a piece of 10 gauge scrap copper wire,

-pliers,

-file,

-hammer,

-a ring mandrel (or a round tube of your ring size),

-jewelry saw (or iron pliers),

-a still hard surface.

Step 2: CUT THE COPPER

Cut a piece of copper, long enough to wrap twice around your finger.

10 gauge is a good size, 12 is fine too.

Keep in mind that the copper wire will stretch a lot when hammered.

Step 3: FILE

File round the two edges.

Step 4: STRAIGHTEN

Slightly hammer the wire, constantly turning it with your other hand, to straighten it out well.

Step 5: HAMMER

Hammer the wire lengthwise, all the way along.

Do it on a really hard surface, like still. I'm using an iron bat.

Step 6: STRAIGHTEN AGAIN

If you bent a little the wire while hammering, turn it on a side and slightly hammer it straight again.

Step 7: HAMMER THE EDGES

Hammer the two edges more, so they will became wider than the rest of the ring.

Step 8: SHAPE THE RING

Start wrap the hammered wire on your tube. Hammer it a bit round, than wrap the rest and hammer it again, nice and round.

Step 9: YOU ARE DONE

You are done! You can give it quick a polish, if you like.

It will became as more shine as much more you will wear it.

Here is a link on Etsy for the ones we sell!

Step 10: ADJUST IT

If you need to made it smaller, just hammer it really gently all the way around, always turning it, to keep the round shape.

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33 Discussions

Using your sledge hammer side as a small anvil is brilliant! One of those not-thought-of ideas that is really cool. Small anvils you buy are really iron, so they are not real anvils. But, a sledge hammer is all steel. :)

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I know, I have a mini anvil and it is so full of dents, scratches and holes

This instructable is great! I tried making a ring out of bronze but when I wore it me finger turned green because the copper tarnished. Coating it with something on the inside is probably a good idea.

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Thanks! Yes it do turn the finger green a bit, to somebody more, somebody less. I can wear them all day and if I don't go running, or have my finger wet, the green in the evening is just slightly noticeable.

But a thin coat of bees wax in the inside part is a good idea.

another option is a product called renaissance wax, it's microcrystalline and gives a nice coating that lasts and buffs to a nice shine on any surface.

I got the wire from Home Depot (home improvement store for those not in the U.S). it was a 50' spool for $24.00

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Ian74

3 years ago

Be careful when hitting two hammer heads together, or one against the other in this case, as they are both hardened and could shatter.