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Lobster clasps


#1

Greetings all. I tumbled my first piece yesterday (a Byzantine
chain), and it came out beautiful. However, i would like to know if
tumbling a lobster claw clasp is safe for the clasp; will it ruin
the mechanism inside or anything?

Also, anybody know where i can get a 1/8" diameter rod suitable for
wire-wrapping?


#2
Also, anybody know where i can get a 1/8" diameter rod suitable
for wire-wrapping? 

A knitting needle, but I don’t have the chart with me to tell you
just which size.

Sojourner


#3

ogiwan, Just close the Lobster clasp and tumble away. No problems at
all.

As for the dowel, go to any Home Improvement Store, they have a
large assortment of dowels in many sizes.

Have fun,
Terrie


#4

A source of 1/8" diameter rod suitable for wire-wrapping - is -
Welding and Brazing rods. Get thee to a welding shop.


#5

Hello ogiwan,

Lobster clasps tumble just fine. As to the rod, look at
http://www.conniefox.com under supplies. She has mandrels for wire
wrapping. Have fun!

Lori Johnson


#6
A source of 1/8" diameter rod suitable for wire-wrapping - is -
Welding and Brazing rods.  Get thee to a welding shop. 

That’s about a size 3 knitting needle. If I did the math right.


#7

Hi,

Also, anybody know where i can get a 1/8" diameter rod suitable for
wire-wrapping? 

Most any hardware store will have metal shafting in that diameter,
usually in 1 & 3 ft lengths.

Dave


#8

knitting needles are excellent mandrells-easily available,
inexpensive, strong. have fun! laura