Featured Tool: 80mm Rolling Mill, #MIL-280.10

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for February 11, 2013

This week’s tool: 80mm Rolling Mill, #MIL-280.10

Video by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the 80mm Rolling Mill, MIL-280.10.

Use a rolling mill to transfer patterns to sheet metal. This will give your jewelry a completely unique look!

A rolling mill isn’t just for embossing metal sheet, though. You can run dead soft wire through it to make your own pattern wire, basically, as explained here, or simply flatten the wire. You can even run fine chain through a smooth pattern it to flatten it – like how Curb Chain is made.

Have you used a rolling mill in your jewelry? Tell us about it in the comments!

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    beverly bishop

    February 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Our shop just replaced the old rolling mill for a durston combo. I can now make my own square or half round wire for wrapping. I’m also using the bonnie doon plates I purchased to emboss copper sheet for pendants and earrings. We also use the mill to impress different textures into the copper sheet for bracelet cuffs. Its an amazing tool with endless possibilities for designing jewelry. BeBeaz

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      beverly bishop

      February 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      I forgot to add that we are also doing patterns on annealed wire with the plates. It’s exciting the things being experimented with now. We also purchased a 12 ton press to make fold formed cuffs. I have yet to try this technique, it is on my list to do. BeBeaz

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        February 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Very cool!!