Intro: NUT RING SS
OK now that I have your attention, get your mind out of the gutter!! LOL
What I want to show in this instructable is how I make a ring out of a Stainless Steel Nut. This idea was given to me from a co-worker who learned that I make jewlery and stuff during my off time.
After you have found a nut that is close to the final size you want, you need to chose a pattern you want for your ring. I chose a simple signet type ring to make as it is simple and easy. I used a ultra fine perm. marker to draw the layout on the ring.
Once you have your pattern drawn, get you handy rotary cutting tool, or hack saw if you perfer. Cut out your pattern, leaving a small amount of material. You can and will do more trimming as you go, but if you cut too much off on the first cuts then you will need to adjust the pattern or start over.
After rough cutting you can follow up with files or your favorite rotary tool! I also trim the inside of the nut to fit on the finger I chose. It makes for a smooth fit inside to use a sand drum to remove the top of the threads.
The first ring is rounded and smooth, the second is for my son. He wanted the "flats" to be left on. I just sanded the bumps off the side to make it comfortable to wear.
Step 5: Final
The final step I polished the top down to 2000 grit wet/dry then cut a "V" into the top. I havnt cut the "V" into my son's yet. I wanted to show the two before I cut his.