Spinning Gear Ring in SS

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by owlposse, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. owlposse
    owlposse New Member
    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 :) 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 :D




    I am loving the Shapeways service and the close knit community here. It makes things truly magical beyond just receiving your prints which is awesome enough on its own.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  2. dizingof
    dizingof New Member

    Niiiiiice !

  3. owlposse
    owlposse New Member
    Thanks, dizingof :D
  4. bitstoatoms
    bitstoatoms Member
  5. cadalu
    cadalu New Member
    Fantastic ring, you really did an amazing job!!!

    I hope you offer it in various sizes, I would totally order it!
  6. owlposse
    owlposse New Member
    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 :)

  7. baltimore
    baltimore New Member
    great! can we get a video?
  8. owlposse
    owlposse New Member
    sure baltimore, I should have time this weekend to do one :)
  9. LincolnK
    LincolnK New Member
    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.


  10. owlposse
    owlposse New Member
    Sweet! That's the glue I ended up going with after the cement didn't deliver :D

    It's still holding well, I've been spinning the gear like a maniac trying to break it :laughing:
  11. Spongeinside
    Spongeinside New Member
    =D Soo cool! When can we expect this beauty to be available for sale?