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Here are recent Etsy reviews from our customers:
Steve Wiser March 18th, 2017
“I Hi Jason,
I have gotten the impression from your videos that you welcome feedback from others about their experience with making coin rings. Here’s my 2 cents.
I just finished 25 rings made from bronze medallions. I used the Swedish wrap method. I started working 5 at a time.
After the first five I found that when using your starter cone rather than the steel stabilizer folding mandrel for the initial gold I got more consistent uniform folds and less uneven folds.
Using your linen phenolic stabilizer folding cone with a liberal coating of Burlife instead of a Teflon wrapped steel stabilizer folding mandrel saved LOTS of time. Wrapping the steel mandrel each time really slower things down, something you don’t want in production work. The wear on the linen cone was minimal and I consider the cone an economically disposable tool of production. The one pictured folded over 20 bronze medallions.
I tried several methods for the final finishing, wire brushes, scotchbrite pads, foam sanding blocks, sandpaper, etc. My favorite turned out to be Rio’s new pink Sunshine satin finishing and polishing cloth.(pictured) Two steps of finishing without having to set one till down only to pick up another. It conforms well with rounded surfaces and gets inside the ring super easy. A great finish while removing
Minimal material. I used one cloth to finish over 20 rings and still have 80+% wear left. This sunshine cloth is probably the best bench trick I can offer for making coin rings.
That’s it ! I hope all is well on the central coast and I wish I was there for the impossibly green hills the spring wild flowers.
Steve Wiser from WiserJewelry”
“These work so much better than Delrin or steel balls because these help to prevent the coin from tipping to one side or folding off-center, and more importantly these protect all the detail of the coin’s inner side since the cone is softer than silver or gold, yet hard enough to not deform when folding any coin material! Be sure to get the Steel Starter Folding Cone which significantly reduces wear you’d normally get if you only used these to start the fold due to the coin’s sharp inner edge, otherwise you have to spend a lot more time trying to round that inner edge before folding with these. The price that Jason’s Works charges for this set is well worth it due to the huge difference in results between steel or Delrin balls and these folding cones as well as the time it saves from not having to fix off-center/wobbly folds!”
Angus MacGyver on Apr 25, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
“ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!!!!! Im not receiving anything in exchange for this review, but you gotta know that these tools are the best out there. If you take this craft seriously, and want to provide the best possible results to your rings, you have to go with jasonsworks tools. Period. Even beginners need to know that if you just get jasonsworks tools to begin with, you will save yourself tons of headaches and hassles.
These stabilizing cones are designed to replace the Delrin Folding Balls when using a ring stretcher/reducer machine to fold your coins. They use the same principal as the delrin balls with added benefits. These cones will stabilize the coin in reduction dies, therefore not requiring a special stabilizing die for each type of coin. Just set the coin level in the reduction die, insert your folding cone and press the coin down through the hole. Be sure to protect your cones! Always remove the sharp edge of the hole in your coin just as you would for the delrin balls.”
Capital Coin Rings on Apr 24, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
-The 3/8 inch stabilizer folding cone used to fold coins when using a ring stretcher/reducer machine with reduction dies. Use this cone to assist in folding quarters, half dollar, and American Silver Eagle sized coins. This is the first cone to use when beginning to fold a Silver Eagle sized coin with a 5/8 inch hole and quarter sized coin with a 3/8 inch or 7/16 inch sized hole.
-The 1/2 inch stabilizer folding cone used to fold coins when using a ring stretcher/reducer machine with reduction dies. Use this cone to assist in folding half dollar, dollar, and American Silver Eagle sized coins. This is the first cone to use when beginning to fold a half dollar sized coin.
-The 5/8 inch stabilizer folding cone used to fold coins when using a ring stretcher/reducer machine and reduction dies. Use this cone to assist in folding half dollar, dollar, and American Silver Eagle sized coins. It is the final sized cone to finish a half dollar sized coin.
-The 3/4 inch stabilizer folding cone used to fold coins when using a ring stretcher/reducer machine and reduction dies. Use this cone to assist in folding dollar and American silver Eagle sized coins. This is the last cone to use when finishing a Morgan Dollar sized coin and also the last cone to use (with the stabilizer cone spacer) when finishing an American Silver Eagle sized coin.
The spacer to be used to achieve a longer stroke of the ram to push the stabilizer folding cones further down into the coin when using a ring stretcher/reducer to fold coins.
As the coin folds, use smaller dies and larger cones (and a spacer if needed) to finish the folding process.
The cone is made from a very durable and strong material, stronger than delrin yet softer than silver so it will not damage any detail to coins.
*For a full and detailed description on how to use these stabilizing folding cones, please refer to my manual that can be purchased here:
*Here is a testimonial from a gentleman who tried out the stabilizer folding cones*
“Hello Jason, I got the new delrin replacement tool yesterday and I spent several hours today using it – What a great idea! I am sure that this is going to become the new standard for making coin rings. I don’t know if you can patent it, but when this comes out I think you will be copied by all others who make tools.
No more slipping with the cone shape (but you still have to go slow to make sure the coin stays even). It also gives a more uniform shape as you work the press. I don’t know what it’s made out of but it seems to be super strong.
Thanks for letting me try it out and for the extra set of delrin balls. I will keep using it and let you know how it’s holding up. When you introduce it I will give you a thumbs up review! Thanks so much!….Gene.”
Why buy these folding cones from Jason’s Works? Here are some reasons to consider:
1. The absolute highest quality in material. Each folding cone is expertly machined and finished by hand for the utmost quality.
2. My tools are often imitated but never duplicated.
3. Only California residents pay sales tax. All other state residents are tax free.
4. Unmatched customer service. If you have a question, you can always contact me through Etsy.
5. The best angle to maximize the folding and expanding of your coin.
6. Buy from an actual coin ring maker that understands the tools and originally designed them. I have coins for sale on my etsy site and use these exact folding cones to make my coin rings.
7. These are 100% guaranteed
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NOTE: A detailed description of the coin ring making process can be found in “How to Make Coin Rings” training manual found here:
*NOTE: NICKELS AND OTHER HARD ALLOYED COINS (BRASS IS O.K.) SHOULD BE STARTED WITH A STEEL MANDREL AND THEN FINISH THE FOLDING PROCESS WITH THE STABILIZER MANDREL.
*NOTE: TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF THE CONE, BE SURE TO BEVEL AND SOFTEN THE EDGES OF THE HOLE IN THE COIN JUST AS YOU WOULD FOR THE DELRIN BALLS.
*Coins not included*
*CAUTION! These are small components and can cause a choking hazard to children. Keep away from children*