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Making Basic End Cones
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Hole Punching, Making Findings, Riveting
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Need a cone to finish off a necklace or bracelet? Don't have one in your stock? Grab some copper, a rivet and you are on your way to making your own cone; best part is they are easy, quick and make use of small pieces. If you a lucky enough to have a bench vise with a horn, you can use that to set the rivet in the cone. If not, clamp a 6mm steel mandrel in a bench vise to serve as a horn.

Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.24M
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12mm Copper Rivet - Pack of 25
A5-512
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Pocket Diamond Needle File Set--5 Piece
FIL-673.00
  • FIL-673.00
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Blazer Big Buddy Turbo Torch, Black
TRCH-8010
  • TRCH-8010
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7 Annealing Pan with Pumice
SOL-520.00
  • SOL-520.00
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Euro Tool Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8 Millimeters
PLR-133.50
  • PLR-133.50
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
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V-Slot Bench Pin
BPN-105.10
  • BPN-105.10
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24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
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1 1/2 Inch Mini Fixed Table Vise
G10-20
  • G10-20
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Instructions
Step 1
Draw or print the template as shown. Transfer the template to the copper sheet using the permanent marker.

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Step 2
Using the Lindstrom multi-purpose shears, cut out the shape.
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Step 3
Rest the shape on the bench pin and file the edges smooth using a flat needle file.
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Step 4
Anneal the cone shape and let it cool. Pickle to remove the fire scale if desired. Using the round nose pliers, position the piece as shown.
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Step 5
Begin to bend the piece, repositioning the pliers as necessary to complete the cone shape.
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Step 6
Using the punch pliers, punch a rivet hole as shown.
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Step 7
Tighten the 4 mm punch in the bench vise. Install the rivet from the inside of the cone and slide on the mandrel making to sure the rivet head is tight against the dap.

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Step 8
Trim the rivet shank to approximately 1/16" using the flush cutters.
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Step 9
Set the rivet using the ball end of the chasing hammer.
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