James Stanley

I made a ring out of a coin

Tue 27 January 2015

Around the start of this month I made a ring for Emma.

It is made from a 5 Ruble coin that I picked up during the Mongol Rally.

The general idea is to hit the edge of the coin with a hammer over and over again until the edge flattens over to the desired degree, then drill a hole in the middle, then file the hole out to the edges, then polish it up to get a nice finish.

I was disappointed to find that the 5 Ruble coin is merely "cupronickel-plated" and is actually made of Copper. This resulted in a rather different look to what I was going for. Still good though.

You can watch a video of a man making a coin the same way here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=548qCuDHe_Q.

You can see all the photos I took here.

And this is how it turned out:

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