Good Morning everyone.
First of all, I want to thank everyone ahead of time for their ideas and suggestions. Lary
I have 3 questions on working with stainless steel wire.
I am looking for some information about making my own stainless steel jump rings. Making them has not been the issue wrapping them around my mandrel until I get to anything greater than 18 guage. #1 Any suggestions for wrapping16 guage or heavier to create my rings around a rod?
#2 However the Big question is cutting 18 guage and heavier stainless steel rings that I have created to make jump rings. I am using a jewelers saw to get a nice straight saw cut so my joint is nice an flush. The blades do not last long and the blade breaking casualty has increased. Ha Ha!!
#3 I would also like to get some suggestion on how to make stainless steel rings approximately 1 to 2 inches in diameter using 12-14 gauge stainless steel wire?
Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas.