Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rolling Mill all cleaned and oiled and ready to go

My goal was to disassemble - clean and reassemble with one of my pattern rollers
Yeah - got it done and I did some testers - so pumped - cant wait for the weekend when I have more time to do some things


Cleaning the Rolling Mill and Rollers of Cosmoline

Cosmoline - Sucks !!!  - I cleaned the gears of the large deposits of cosmoline (the packng grease) on Tuesday night -  Last night I brought home some paint thinner /mineral spirits and statred going over the gears with more paper towel and some q-tips to get further grease out of the gears and get them clean
I ended up going space by space on the large gear side and got the nicely cleaned up - but took a long time - them moved onto the top gears and finally just unscrewed them and dipped them and cleaned them -  then took the gear protector from other side and started cleaning - but it was getting late so I'll finish that tonight -   I cleaned my new pattern roller I got yesterday  (did I say that  Waymil is super fast shipping when you buy )   as I'll take the top off and replace the top roller with the pattern bar , this way when I finish cleaning tonight I may get to roll some samples

Once its clean I give a spray of WD40 and wipe it down

this is the first pattern roller I received
80mm-ROLLING-MILL-PATTERN-ROLL-DESIGN-57-BRAND-NEW all cleaned and ready to go -  I have a projet specific to having different patterns of wire woven with ends soldered and bent into bracelets and necklaces

I so cant wait

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Rolling Mill is out of the box

I was able to get the mill out of the box last night and assembled and started cleaning the cosmoline shipping grease off the gears -  I got most off so now I just need to finish by cleaning with a bit of kerosene or mineral spirits and then give a was coat to keep it from rusting -  I still have to soak the  extra rollers as they are packed in same gunk - but hope to play this weekend  (I'll need to find somewhere to put it -  and bolt it down - may bolt to a board that I can C-Clamp wherever I want



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Update Oct 28

I ordered my rolling mill a couple weeks ago and it has already arrived - I just have to take out of the box
NEW-COMPACT-ROLLING-MILL-COMBINATION-80mm-WITH-FIVE-5-ROLLERS-JEWELRYcomes with 5 rollers
Two flat, two wire and one roller with two patterns -  cant wait to try this out
very reasonablly priced  for the amount of time I"ll spend on it

I also ordered the pattern rollers to go with it later - but expect them within the next week
Waymill is really fast to ship - same day as my order
I cant wait to see the wire patterns that come out of these rollers

80mm-ROLLING-MILL-PATTERN-ROLL-DESIGN-57-BRAND-NEW #57
80mm-ROLLING-MILL-PATTERN-ROLL-DESIGN-52-BRAND-NEW# 52

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Update Oct 23

I just realized from my last update I put Dec 3 - maybe knowing how busy I was going to be I was estimating when I would be posting - which seems to be forever
Been sooooo busy at work and my daughter moving and selling her house - and just starting to get organized - last week was the Ottawa show where I went out with Jean at Nortel   and this week is the Creative Festival to teach for two days  (4 classes I think )  and the followng a 1 day little local show I thought I would go to
So  I have things sitting waiting to be done and I so want to torch - but I'll need to organize my basement studio for the winter and get going again down there

I definetly will have a Give-A-way come November 1st   and will have one in December to catch up

I have a new rolling mill coming along with some rolling mill rollers with patterns to try - cant wait to play

Friday, October 3, 2014

Update for Dec 3

Will be posting a Give-Away for october - tonight  so come on back to check it out- Im a bit slow will have up some time this week

Tomorrow is going to Toronto Flamework Technologies Inc  where I will be demoing for painted beads and having pictures taken for the Flow magazine.