Monday, April 13, 2009

new rolling mill

my new rolling mill has arrived - a pepe brand - 4:1 reduction - 110mm combination mill. i got it from metalliferous in nyc. the 4:1 refers to the reduction gear ratio - for every complete turn of the rolls, the rolling mill handle must be turned four times. this makes the mill easier to use. combination means it includes both flat milling surfaces and grooves for square and half round wire. i use the rolling mill to make wire from metal i have melted down and to flatten wire for my line drawing pieces. i also use it to make metal thinner.

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