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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Make brass ring
Make brass ring
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Forum Posts: 3
25th May 2018 04:30  
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I need to make some brass rings about 10 mm. I have some wire but am unsure how to make a perfect circle ring. Wire is 1.8mm.
Any suggestions?

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25th May 2018 07:07  
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Myself I've always used heat for the thicker wire and bend it round some tubing and use pipe benders for the thinner brass rod

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25th May 2018 09:18  
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the normal jewellers method is to wind a coil around a suitable mandril ( slightly smaller diameter than required ID ) then use a saw ( not cutters) to cut the resulting coil into rings. Solder the ends together. It takes longer to explain than to do. If you use cutters to " snip" the coil you need to file the cut ends flat.

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25th May 2018 13:50  
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I would confirm you need to heat the brass to cherry red to make it soft enough to take the springiness out of it, then wind it round a mandrel a little smaller and saw (piercing saw) into rings that you can solder as he says. But 1.8mm brass will need softening first.


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25th May 2018 22:16  
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Annealing brass
agreed you need to anneal brass if you are bending it, this is easily done by first cleaning it and then heating to very dull plumb color (600 degrees) and then quickly quench in water, don't forget that brass work hardens so if you are making complicated shapes its a good idea to anneal part way through the bending or repeated hammering process.


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27th May 2018 05:28  
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Thanks all.