Or rather that’s what I want. I can make perfectly nice balled headpins except for one thing- the ball is always canted off to one side, no matter how I hold the wire or which way I point the flame. Same issue regardless of whether it’s sterling, Argentium, brass, copper, nickel alloy… they always go off to the side. I think this is because the behavior of the molten metal is controlled by capillary action and surface tension rather than solely by gravity, but my question is whether there’s anything that can be done to keep that balled end centered. Anybody got this magic?
Visual aid below, though I’m sure everyone here knows what I mean. They’re not bad, my brain just loves symmetry and wants a little more.