Making an Acid Etched Superconductor Ring with Obsidian Facets

Making an Acid Etched Superconductor Ring with Obsidian Facets

Hey, what’s up my dudes today? I’ve got another superconductor ring video for you And now the story behind this ring is that I had a customer who wants a ring That’s very similar, but made out of a different material So I had the idea to do a practice of it first because I I wanted to do that anyways in the first place but I thought it’d look really cool in Superconductor so I decided to experiment do it with that and then I figured why not turn it into a YouTube video as well And I actually really do like the result so I’ll probably add it as an option to my website And you’ll see the end result. It’s actually really cool, and it might be something I want to add to my website. It is actually a really time-consuming process, so it might not even be worth my time to offer these on there But let me know what you think give me some feedback down below If you think it’d be worth it for me to throw it up on the website if you guys are interested I’ll do my best to get it on the site, so first off I’m cutting off a piece from my tilted superconductor rod And I did think this ring would look much better with the tilted superconductor on there So that’s why you see me cutting off the tilted piece. It’s not just because it was the easiest piece I had on hand I actually do think that having the Superconductor rods themself sticking out at a bit of an angle after I stick them in acid. I think that’s going to look really cool So after a few minutes of cutting on the metal bandsaw I’m able to cut all the way through and I’ve got this Kind of skiwampus cookie shape here and in order to fit this into my lathe jaws I actually need to trim down those oblong edges And so I’m just going to manually sand that down on my belt sander I went through two sanding belts just on this step So I definitely got the ten pack of sanding belts ready to go just because I’m just going through these like crazy You’ll see I stopped before it’s perfectly circled. That’s okay I just need it to fit in the lathe jaws and then once I can get that hole drilled out in the center and then Have it mounted onto the ring mandrel, then I can true it all up and make sure everything’s smooth and flat And how it should be. So to bore it out, I’m just using this center drill. These are made specifically for lathes And they’re just a really sturdy drill bit that you can just plunge straight into hard materials Just like this super conductor, and they they’re really durable and Unable to cut through it like almost nothing else will But that’s not to say that it’s not still a very difficult process to cut through superconductor. It’s actually really difficult The titanium and the super conductor makes it really hard to machine and then also the copper surrounding It is incredibly hard to work with. It hardens as you go, and it’s also a really gummy material So it’s getting gummed up and also hardening and causing problems there, so you go through drill bits like crazy I’m only going to get this one use out of this drill bit before I need to flip it around And then I’ll get probably one more use out of that on another super connector piece and this thing will be garbage so. super conductor Is definitely a really rough material to work with it uses up a bunch of tooling. Now that I’ve got the live center all the way through I’m going to switch to a boring bar And then I’m using the tungsten carbide bit on that and then I’m continuing the process I started so I’m just Hollowing it out more and more until I can get it to fit on the ring mandrel Now that I’ve got that hollowed out I’m putting my expanding ring mandrel on the lathe jaws And by the way I get a lot of questions in the comments of where to buy these you just go to bangle guy com he’s got them on there if they’re a really handy tool to have around the shop and if You don’t want to buy one from him if you’re tight on cash or something you can easily make one yourself It’s a really fun lathe project so if you’re wanting to make rings on your lathe Or you’re looking for lathe projects and might not make a ring mandrel, and if you’re interested Let me know in the comments. I could post a tutorial on how to do that I’m definitely no expert, but I’m sure I’d be able to manage and cut out a decent one of these Ok so I’ve got the ring blank on the mandrel, and I’m using my left handed lathe cutter And I’m just trimming down the outside diameter slowly Just and I’m doing this slowly just about a half a millimeter at a time and eventually I get through all the surrounding Copper that goes around the superconductor filaments And then I get to the part of the ring where it’s mostly those superconductor filaments, and because I’m not making this ring for a specific person or purpose I decided to pick and choose the pattern I wanted rather than the size I wanted, so I just cut into the superconductor until I saw a pattern that I thought was really cool And then I will make the size according to that outside diameter, so it’s kind of opposite most of the time So this is an interesting ring, it was fun to make like that, but it did turn out to be a pretty big ring though All right now, I’ve got the ring blank back in the lathe jaws. I need to widen the inner diameter of it So it’s not such a fat ring Then once I’ve got that widened, I’m using my dremel tool with a coarse sanding wheel on it, and I’m rounding out the edges So it has a nice comfort finish to it And then you’ll also notice that that lathe fit if you’re not really careful And I wasn’t super careful on this one it can leave a really kind of gross smeared finish to the superconductor So I’m also using the sander to grind that away and get a really nice clean surface finish on there And then of course at the end I switched to a finer Dremel sanding wheel and then I use that to clean up the inside And give it a smoother finish But I’m going to take it a step further for this ring. I’m going to take it over to my sanding wheel and then put a whole bunch of bevels and angles all over this ring and It’ll give it what I call an obsidian finish to this And you’ll see I have this option on my website for some of the carbon fiber rings as well as I used to do them For the Damascus steel rings as well. But the process is a little bit different for this you can’t hand forge that finish on there and then for the carbon fiber ones I like to use a dremel wheel to do that because it makes the shape a little bit more interesting But obviously with this superconductor. I wouldn’t be able to do that So you can see the process I’m using it’s fairly simple, but it’s just very time-consuming I’ve got the sanding table set up and it lets me do a bunch of different Angles on the Ring so all I do is I put about three to four bevels on to the ring I just sand a flat surface onto it and then I’ll adjust that angle to be a bit more steep and Then repeat the process Obviously I’m flipping the ring 180 degrees a couple times throughout the whole process so that I get it even on both sides And you’ll see when I show it off on the camera how these steps progress you can see it slowly. Transformed from that normal ring look that we had to this really cool angular obsidian finish. All right here that is you can see it’s got all those really cool faces to it It looks really cool under especially multiple different light sources It’s got a bunch of different reflections that show off all those faceted edges, so I think it looks really cool And this is a ring that I think will look really cool with a deep edge So I’m etching it over the span of about 12 hours So off camera I just had it in here all day I was just flipping it over every 30 minutes to an hour every time I’d think of it and that was to make sure I got a even consistent edge to it But then once that was done. I pull it out and you’ll see just how cool this thing turns out We still have one more step to do, but this thing’s looking great So now I’m going to throw it into the rock tumbler This will scrape away that reddish pinkish coating that the copper had over it And then it will also round away some of the Sharper edges that this had and I didn’t have enough time to do this as long as I would have liked you for the video Just because I wanted to get this out sooner, so I only got it in there for a few hours Whereas after I post this video. I’m gonna leave that in there for about four days, and that’ll make it a lot better And it’ll also help to hide some of the scratching from the sander That was on there the reason that I had those scratches in it is because I’m waiting for some finer sandpaper Discs to show up, but because this is a prototype I figured it’d be okay for this one so if you see those scratches And it kind of annoys you just know I’m triggered – I really wish I had some finer sandpaper discs for this But who knows maybe the rock tumbler will do a really nice job, and end up hiding those all together So we’ll see alright and after pulling it out this thing is finished Definitely be sure to let me know what you think down in the comments and now one thing that I noticed after Filming this was that I actually didn’t like the look of it on camera as much as I did in person I was trying to figure that out and I think the reason for that was because Doing it with all the soft lighting and video equipment that I had was where I try to get really even Consistent lighting and that’s good for most rings and most things But that’s not really where this ring shines And I mean that literally where it shines and what makes it cool is all those different faceted edges that it has So I actually took a video of it on my iPhone in just my living room And I think that really show those edges a lot more than the studio lighting does alright guys that’s all I’ve got for you in this week’s video if you want to check out my website where I sell rings like this and Of course many others you can see that. There’s a link down in the description You can also go to my Instagram That’s a great place to see what’s going on behind the scenes And it’s also a good place if you’re looking for a deal on the website That’s where I’ll post all the discount codes anything like that So be sure to follow me on there leave a like if you enjoyed the video And I will see you in the next one. Thanks


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  2. Good afternoon, please tell me the name of the nozzle on the machine in the video on which you are processing the ring. 4:35

  3. That's sick as hell. Almost looks like a rose gold-ish tint. When I saw the thumbnail I immediately asked myself how you got the designs in the ring with physically scraping it and didn't think about the acid. Loved it all the way through!!

    I think someone used google translator instead translating itself…. I cannot understand because it's so illogical☹😥
    Can anyone MODIFY this??
    한국어 자막이 이상한데… 영잘알분들 좀 고쳐주세요ㅠㅜㅜㅠ

  5. 반지를 이렇게 만드는 거라고? 내가알던 반지들은 다 뭐였지 …. ㄷㄷ 녹여서 틀에부어서만들던대 ㄷㄷ

  6. Incredible look.

    Although I am wondering if the irregularity of the cutting adds almost "too much" noise to the irregularity of the ring texture itself. Curious how a more 'boring' (regular) cut of this ring would look.

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  10. Center drill's are not made for thru holes. That's why it is burning up. Center drill then use a drill close the size of the i.d. you want. You'll have to do a tool change but you won't have to flip the part to get your thru hole.🖖

  11. 日本にはなんでも包丁に変える不審者いるけど、海外にはなんでも指輪に変えるナイスガイがいるんだな

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