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Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30407] Thu, 07 July 2011 19:54 UTC Go to next message
avatar owlposse  is currently offline owlposse
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Hey guys,

I've been fiddling around with this ring design since November last year. I think I've now finalised it. It is part of a whole range of jewellery I'm working on so it won't be for sale for a little while yet.

This ring has a free-moving gear that you can spin with your finger. I thought it would be a great fidget's ring, as it's kinda addictive Smile The little cutout hole shows a section of the gear teeth turning and looks kinda neat.

After a lot of thought and testing, I've decided to print the ring and the gear separately (no moving parts rule with SS), using a cut down nail as the spoke. I just glued this baby together yesterday and I'll be knocking it around, washing my hands while wearing it and generally trying to see if it holds solid. I tried rubber cement but it was too flexible for my liking so I'm now using a more epoxy based glue.

Anyway see pics below and let me know what you think Very Happy

http://blog.owlposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gearRingParts.jpg

http://blog.owlposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gearRingAssembled.jpg

http://blog.owlposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gearRingLB.jpg

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[Updated on: Thu, 07 July 2011 20:17 UTC]

Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30410 is a reply to message #30407 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 20:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30437 is a reply to message #30410 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 23:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, dizingof Very Happy
Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30443 is a reply to message #30437 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 23:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30447 is a reply to message #30407 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 03:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fantastic ring, you really did an amazing job!!!

I hope you offer it in various sizes, I would totally order it!
Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30448 is a reply to message #30447 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 04:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks cadalu, I'm so glad you like it!

I'll be offering it in a couple of set sizes initially, so people can find their best fit. It's kinda a tricky one to make a co-creator out of but it'd be interesting to try that also Smile

Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30475 is a reply to message #30448 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 17:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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great! can we get a video?


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Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30477 is a reply to message #30475 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 17:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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great! can we get a video?


sure baltimore, I should have time this weekend to do one Smile
Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30502 is a reply to message #30407 ] Fri, 08 July 2011 23:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool design!

I would recommend using E-6000 for your adhesive. Myself and most other people working jewelry that I have talked to feel it is the best metal to metal glue.

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Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30513 is a reply to message #30502 ] Sat, 09 July 2011 02:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would recommend using E-6000 for your adhesive. Myself and most other people working jewelry that I have talked to feel it is the best metal to metal glue.


Sweet! That's the glue I ended up going with after the cement didn't deliver Very Happy

It's still holding well, I've been spinning the gear like a maniac trying to break it Laughing
Re: Spinning Gear Ring in SS [message #30539 is a reply to message #30513 ] Sat, 09 July 2011 20:26 UTC Go to previous message
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=D Soo cool! When can we expect this beauty to be available for sale?


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