Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: What can I use to texture metal in my rolling mill

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    cotswolds
    Posts
    3,227

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tazdevilia View Post
    Q: Nail art stamps plates? I have a few of them from my nail art era?

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
    Yes, the brass ones work just fine. As do brass embossing plates, die cut paper, hessian, lace (possibly my favourite), wire, and quite a lot of rather obscure foodstuffs (not always entirely intended for rolling). I do find some things work better in multi-part sandwiches - sometimes with two different metals, and as Dennis says, I tend to also include a layer of paper on the outside of everything in case it's either messy or potentially damaging to rollers. It's amazing how much goo can come out of a leaf that you really thought was thoroughly dry...

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    7,599

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by enigma View Post
    Great photos!
    Can I butt in and ask how you avoid the solder going over the texture when soldering a bezel on?
    I guess the question is meant for our Lydia, Sarah and I hope she'll come back about that.
    For me, putting the solder inside the bezel rather sparingly of course, but also putting a small bevel on the outside bottom edge.
    This causes a stronger meniscus to form and helps to hold back the solder. Dennis.
    Last edited by Dennis; 30-08-2016 at 01:12 AM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    988

    Default

    I do what the same. You might be tickled to know when I do get in a sticky spot while making I often ask WWDD? (What would Dennis do). Stops m'panic, gets me thinking.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Romsey
    Posts
    4,855

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    ...quite a lot of rather obscure foodstuffs
    The mind boggles. Although I immediately thought of using baran, the fake plastic leaf used in bento boxes. Not strictly a foodstuff, but might roll.
    The more rigid plastic nets you get some fruit in give a pleasing texture.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    2,064

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    7,599

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    The mind boggles. Although I immediately thought of using baran, the fake plastic leaf used in bento boxes. Not strictly a foodstuff, but might roll.
    The more rigid plastic nets you get some fruit in give a pleasing texture.
    Yes artificial skeleton leaves from craft suppliers work well. They don't break up in use, just squash flat. Dennis.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    3,168

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    988

    Default

    Carole I could kiss you. I've a pattern I've used in etching that this would be perfect for, am ordering now. Thank you!

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Exeter, Devon
    Posts
    1,783

    Default

    I have never used a rolling mill. Are the hand turned ones heavy to use (not as strong as I was 20 years ago). Do they need to be bolted down or is the weight enough to hold them relatively still. Wouldn't mind getting the cheap cookies one for 164.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    7,599

    Default

    They are not heavy work if they have gears, Pat. Mine has only ever been mounted on a heavy board with doorstops as feet.

    The board also has handles, so I can move it out of the way when not in use. I have learned over the years to proceed slowly and not use much pressure, which gives better results. Dennis.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Mounted Rolling Mill.jpg  

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •