Use your Bonny Doon press or your rolling mill to emboss detailed patterns on finer-gauge metal using this pattern plate. Ideal for designs such as earrings and pendants, this plate delivers smaller-scale, finely detailed patterns. Created from a special scale-free steel that is softer than the rollers on a rolling mill, this plate will produce a highly detailed, low-relief pattern even on finer-gauge metal. Effective on metal as thick as 16-ga. or as fine as 32-ga., the very fine cuts on this plate are less deep than those on the original pattern plates, allowing thinner metal to take a full imprint of the pattern. (Note that these are guidelines for what's possible with these plates; let your experience be your best guide.) Instructions are included.
Important: Plates may be used in either your hydraulic press or your rolling mill. Once a plate is used in your rolling mill, however, it will begin to take on a curvature and should not be used in the hydraulic press. The same plate should never be used interchangeably between the mill and press. If you are using the plate in your rolling mill, we recommend annealing your metal before sending it through the rolling mill to achieve cleaner, crisper detail.
Keeping this plate clean and using it only as directed in your rolling mill is critical to prevent damage to your rollers.