Saturday, August 3, 2013

Definitely Done Now -- A Swivel Mechanism

Because a hefty pendant like this stop watch reliquary will want to turn as you move about, it should be joined to the chain with a swivel, which I found out after wear testing.  After a bit of ruminating (this stuff interferes with my sleep at night, actually), I came up with my own swivel mechanism:  A length of steel wire was flattened and spread in the middle, a hole drilled, a balled head pin fit to the hole, then the length was bent around a mandrel into a sort of split ring, hardened with some hammering, and the head pin slipped in and coiled into a connection that fit another jump ring.  Now all done, and the watch spins around nicely on the little swivel.  Now I'm done.

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