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    Default Titanium wedding ring

    A builder friend is getting married soon and went out and bought wedding rings the other day. When I said I could have made them, he said how would you solder titanium, had to "pass" on that one. How would you solder titanium, silver solder or do you need something special.

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    Welding in an inert atmosphere or turned from a solid lump usually. Yes, the laser can do it...

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    Glad I didn't offer then. Have enough trouble soldering silver sometimes.

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    I would spin one on the lathe which is probably the best option. That is if you have one in the workshop.

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    Turn, maybe. Spinning is a very different technique and does not involve removal of material.

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    Yes Peter Turn is what I should have said.

    We are in the habit of saying just off to spin a ring on the lathe in the workshop.

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    Puk welder metal lathe. Personally I'd use a lathe. One to try someday!

    Nick

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    You can also cut one out of sheet as a disk/washer shape, and then using a doming punch and a mandrel turn it into a ring- but it is lots of hard work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    On a similar note last year I had a commission to make 2 full sovereign coin rings, and then using the centres that were cut out make a twisted wire ring in the centre to join them.

    So it was coin - twisted wire - coin

    Personally I didn't like it, but customer loved it.

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