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#1

2 gauge half round nickel wire can’t find

Can anyone tell me who handles 2 gauge half round nickel wire?
Thunderbird did but has discontinued it. I am using it to make a
cuff braceklet.

thank you,
brenda


#2

Hi Brenda,

Indian Jewelers Supply - ijsinc.com

nickel sil. bulk half round 2 ga., priced per lb. item no: nshr02 -
$28.00 [lb]

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep806a

Rick Copeland
Colorado


#3

2 gauge half round nickel wire can’t find

Brenda, try Indian Jewelers Supply. I’ve gotten it there in the
past. Or, Metalliferous might have it.

Judy Bjorkman


#4
Indian Jewelers Supply - ijsinc.com nickel sil. bulk half round 2
ga., priced per lb. item no: nshr02 - $28.00 [lb]
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep806a 

Will someone please tell me how many millimeters 2 gauge is? When did
jewelers start using gauges and which gauge measurements are you
using? http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep806s

Paf Dvorak


#5

Hi Paf,

2 Gage is probably 6.544mm, if the OP was an American.

American metalsmith types still use gages. What’s worse, is they
(we) use several different gages, and they go backwards of
Birmingham gage. (So if you’re a Brit that thinks in gages, all the
American gages will be bass ackwards.)

The “standard” gage that the Americans use for non-ferris material
is ASW (American Wire Gage) AKA Brown & Sharpe gage. The ferris
metal (iron) gage is different. My memory is that one is US Steel
Wire Gage (USSWG). And of course, there is yet another gage system
for wire-gage drill bits, that doesn’t relate to either of them…

On the other hand, metric is bad for your mental flexibility. It
requires so little of one’s mind. Clearly, this will lead to early
senescence. Thus, the more mutually incompatible gage systems, the
better.

(Sigh)
Brian


#6

Paf,

According to the Browning and Sharp reference, 2 ga is 6.543 mm
wide. IJS and other suppliers for the silversmiths of the
Southwestern US have always used gauge to sell their wire goods.

Rick Copeland
Colorado


#7

I’m so used to AWG that I can look at a piece of wire and tell you
what gauge it is. Recently, one of my students challenged me with a
piece ofwire and I said, 13 gauge. She checked on a gauge and sure
enough, it was 13 gauge. Ask me to convert gauge into inches, and I
can’t handle it. If converting into millimeters, I can do that. The
English systemof inches does not work for me if we have to go by the
thousandth of aninch - I’m crying - Millimeters! Gauges! I can
eyeball a gemstone and tell you what millimeter size it is, but if it
is in inches, only 3/32", 1/8", 1/4", 1/2’. Once we get into 1 inch
or more and into feet, I can deal with. Anything smaller than 1/4",
it has to go by millimeter or gauge for wire/sheet or stone size.

My brain aches now just trying to think what.0001 is in relation to
millimeter.

As for 2g half wire nickel wire, try Allcraft in NYC or Paramount
Wire Company in Orange, NJ - http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/o1

Joy


#8
On the other hand, metric is bad for your mental flexibility. It
requires so little of one's mind. Clearly, this will lead to early
senescence. Thus, the more mutually incompatible gage systems, the
better. 

Yeah.

I’ll stick to metric, thanx.

Paf Dvorak


#9

Here is a funny

Vasken Tanielian and I when working together in the woodshop will
measure a board with a ruler and will say something like "cut it 25
1/2 inches plus half a millimeter. Hey, we both know what that means
and it works for us!

We metal smiths must stay flexible. Ha!
Sam


#10
IJS and other suppliers for the silversmiths of the Southwestern US
have always used gauge to sell their wire goods. 

And I’ve always made my own wire. In millimeters.

Paf Dvorak


#11

I’ve been off line for a couple of weeks, so if I asked this I have
forgotten. I am looking for 2ga half round nickel silver wire. Not
only has this been hard to find, but I only need maybe one foot.
What I have seen so far is more length than that for around $30. I
can’t spend $30 for one project. Does anyone have some sources for
nickel half round wire?

thank you,
brenda


#12

You did.

You could buy a half-round drawplate.

Paf Dvorak


#13
...2ga half round nickel silver wire... 

Indian Jewelers Supply has it.

Judy Bjorkman


#14
... I can't spend $30 for one project... 

You could always think up some new designs for the extra material.
It’s great discipline to design using existing materials, and it can
really make you think outside your usual box!

Janet Barkwith
TheSmilingFoxStudio.com


#15

Or you could use a round draw plate with two wires at once. Makes
perfectly fine 1/2 round wire.

Jo Haemer


#16
Indian Jewelers Supply has it. 

I tried looking at Indian jewellers Supplies - nice site with some
stuff that I would have liked to order. Couldn’t get past adding my
address on the ordering pages. I live in Canada and though Canada
was on the list of countries served, the site wouldn’t accept it.
Tried emailing them to ask, and got no reply.

Has anyone else out there in Ganoksin-land had any success with
ordering from them to send to Canada?

Janet Barkwith
TheSmilingFoxStudio.com


#17

Try giving LJS a call, there customer service is friendly and very
responsive, but there website gets a bit cranky.

Gene Stirm


#18

You dont seem to be having much luck finding your 1/4 by 1/8 in.
half round wire in nickel brass Ive yards of the stuff here, but its
1/4 by 1/8 in. oval section.

Problem is its not possible to post to the USA registered post from
the UK.

Ive lost items sent a couple of times, stolen obviously.

if you can find a way to get a 12 in long piece to yourself safely,
you can have it for free, just cover the shipping cost.

Ted.


#19

website not responding for Indian Jewelers Supply Company

Can anyone tell me if this company (Indian Jewelers Supply Company)
is experiencing problems or is still in business? thank you, brenda


#20

I can not get an internet connection to the website. Phone number
is: 800-545-6540 according to their facebook page. FB page also says
"closed until tomorrow."