Replacement of brass plungers for the dollar and half dollar Swedish dies. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

$63.95


Estimated delivery: 26 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018

A set of brass plungers to replace lost or damaged (beyond repair) plungers for the dollar and half dollar Swede dies. These are the best quality available being hardened bronze, engraved witness lines and being hand lapped. These are not just mass produced but rather each one is finished by hand by a skilled craftsman or woman here is the USA.

The plungers being numbered from the largest to the smallest with the largest starting with #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5.

It is o.k. for the plungers to have small dings and scratches when they become well used. If need be, you can always lap the surfaces using a piece of 200 grit sand paper.

NOTE: This is the full set brass plungers.

 

For additional information you can view a training video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7gZxUKNr1g

And also get detailed step by step instructions from my training manual availabe here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/170473451/new-swedish-wrap-technique-edition-42?ref=shop_home_active_8

*A special thank you to Mikael Möller, Robert Gibb (BFG Coin RIngs), Bob, Russ, Troy, Mike Henry, Adam McKinney, Skyler Jenkins (Coin Rings by the Mint), Rocky Workman, Joshua Janes and countless others on Coin Ring Crafters on Facebook. You all made this possible! 🙂

*COINS AND RINGS NOT INCLUDED*


Estimated delivery: 26 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018

Description

*NOTE: Be sure to not over press the plungers when using a hydraulic press. Know where each plunger bottoms out prior to pressing. Use the witness lines on the plunger to assist with this.

*NOTE: Remember the 5 most important steps in the Swedish Wrap method.
1. Anneal a lot. Preferably once for every plunger distance when working with silver. Up to two with brass. Better to anneal too often than not enough.
2. Use lots of pipe tape, re-wrap after each press/anneal. Better to use too much than too little. I wrap up to 30 times for a half dollar and 40 times for a dollar if I’m using the thin tape. It depends on the thickness of the tape and how tough the coin is. Luckily it’s cheap. Rolls can be found for well under a dollar at stores or online.
3. It is better to press the reeded side. Prior to pressing, make sure the plunger completely covers the reeded side of the coin. If it does not, use a 17 or 25 degree die to fold in the reeded side until the plunger covers the reeded side.
4. Do not over-press the plungers when using a hydraulic press or large arbor press. Know where each plunger bottoms out on the dies.
5. Feel free to experiment with different ideas and have fun!

These are also available in Jason’s Works’ Etsy Shop.