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The Bijou Dragon
30-07-2009, 05:36 PM
Having just hand cut my first disk from a sheet of Fine silver I would like to request a selection of sizes of Fine and Silver round disks from around 2" to around... say .5".

This would save my OH from retrieving my jewellery tools from the street outside when I get annoyed and throw them out of the nearest window! :'(

Thankyou :)

AlexandraBuckle
30-07-2009, 05:46 PM
I think you can get sets to 'punch out' discs...
Are they called disc cutters or something... You basically wallap it with a big hammer and it cuts out a circle.

Had a quick look... try this product code 999 772A

AlexandraBuckle
30-07-2009, 05:47 PM
I don't think they go as big as you want them tho...

The Bijou Dragon
30-07-2009, 05:53 PM
Yeah I've looked at all those and they are just way too tiny, they end at the size I want to start at unless they make bigger ones somewhere :)

OH mentioned a fly press but we just haven't got the money for one of those!

kymbi
30-07-2009, 07:18 PM
I've got a disc cutter that goes up to 1" diameter. They are useful but get a bit stroppy if you want to cut anything over 0.6-0.8mm thickness and many a time they would be joining your tools out on the street.

mizgeorge
30-07-2009, 07:20 PM
One of my disc cutters goes up to 1". Anything bigger than that I just use a saw - it really doesn't take very long at all to do.

I never disc cut fine silver though - it's way too soft and just bends into the cutting tube. There again, I can't think of anything I'd ever need a fine silver disc for :)

myke
30-07-2009, 07:34 PM
have you tryed using shears if the silver is not to thick it should work.. just a thought

mizgeorge
30-07-2009, 08:09 PM
I confess that for thinner sheet, I've also used a die cutting machine, which works brilliantly.

EmmaRose
30-07-2009, 08:12 PM
oh die cutting you lucky thing!
fine silver bezels would be good tho!
Em

The Bijou Dragon
30-07-2009, 10:29 PM
This stuff in 1mm thick, can't cut it with tin snips and I want to make alot at once and don't want to end up with a 300 bracelet :)

I've found a hydraulic press that I think will do the job!

Would just be easier to buy them ready made though.

I also have all kinds of die cutting machines but they are made for card and would be extremely damaged if used for silver!

EmmaRose
10-08-2009, 07:23 PM
hmmm a certain rival does the fine silver bezels, c'mon cooksons, socks up!
E

Solunar Silver Studio
12-09-2009, 07:33 AM
This stuff in 1mm thick, can't cut it with tin snips and I want to make alot at once and don't want to end up with a 300 bracelet :)

I've found a hydraulic press that I think will do the job!

Would just be easier to buy them ready made though.

I also have all kinds of die cutting machines but they are made for card and would be extremely damaged if used for silver!

Just draging (or should that be dragon!?) up an old thread....I don't know if you are still looking for a silver disc supplier?? They are big - going up to 8" and they are 18 g so it sounds like what you were looking for....they are pretty pricey though - and American, of course!!

Nic had put the link on to this website for patterned brass sheet and I just went a-browsing...as you do!!:D

http://www.metalliferous.com/pdf/silver/FS%20Discs.pdf

Emerald
12-09-2009, 08:07 AM
Kym or George can i just ask where you got the disc cutter you metioned that goes up to 1" i was just about to buy the cookson one and realised the discs dont go big enough thanks x

kymbi
12-09-2009, 08:29 AM
I bought mine off ebay. It's been fine, but I have had problems trying to cut sheet that is 0.8m. Anything over this and I just reach for the saw.

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Emerald
12-09-2009, 10:33 AM
Thanks Kym :)