These gold cuff links can be made with a standard 3/4" blank turned down and parted off to fit into the round cup. The cup measures 14mm in diameter and about 3mm in depth. Sold in pairs.
Here is one customer's approach:
What I have found is a very simple procedure:
- ¾ round piece of oak doweling turned on one end to .535 diameter
- CA glue your product of choice to the .535 end of the dowel
- With sharp tools take light cuts as to not knock the glued piece off, I do break the corners prior to start with my sander
- Using caution in turning to the proper dia. because the mandrel is only wood…. sand and polish
- Once turned and polished, I with caution, take a Stanley knife while the mandrel is still in lathe and hand turn the mandrel while applying pressure with the blade between the part and the mandrel. This allows the part to break loose from the mandrel (OH YES, lay something on your lathe ways because the parts are small and do get lost)
- CA glue your part into the cuff link, caution the amount of glue so it does not ooze out above your part.
You can also use calipers to measure the material as you turn a standard pen blank down to size in a multi-jawed chuck.
Shown finished with Turquoise #20 with Black Web TruStone (blank sold separately).