MD13 My New Toy

Today most of my “metal” time today was spent on my new toy, a rolling mill. This model is made by Celtic Dreams, and is affordable for someone like me.

It arrived covered in protective grease, which needed to be removed. About an hour with a can of mineral spirits and a bunch of paper towels got that done.

Now I just have to bolt it to my workbench, and it will be ready to use. What’s it for? It can be used to roll out sheet metal & wire to a finer gauge, but my favorite use is to add texture & patterns to metal. For example, rolling etched brass with silver to transfer the pattern. Then that can be used to make other things like these earrings.

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