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[Source] Mandrels for jump rings


#1

I’m trying to contact Dave Arens about sourcing .25mm increment
mandrels for making jump rings. I bought a set from him in the past
and I’ve lost the contact Help!

Marilyn


#2

Dave Arens Gemstones Etc.
3649 N. Pellegrino Drive Tucson, AZ 85749
520.749.2413

this info same from many sources, however, all are dated in 2011.

john


#3

Marilyn,

Contact me directly and I’ll check with Dave to see if it is all
right to give you his private number. I don’t feel right about
posting it on orchid, since it is his private number.

Jennifer Friedman


#4

Thank you to several people for helping me contact Dave Arens. Dave
was kind enough to email me with the I was seeking. The
Orchid list is so helpful.

Marilyn


#5

Hi I bought a cheap set of jump ring mandrels. Two in a packet.

Made by the beadsmith company $8.50 small one steps up from 1.5 to
5mm large goes up from 6 to 10mm. The address is
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep808p in Carteret NJ.

I find this surprising as bought mine in a little shop in rural
Australia.

Look in the Orchid digests there are many hints on making your own.

Richard
Xtines Jewels


#6
 Made by the beadsmith company $8.50 small one steps up from 1.5 to
 5mm large goes up from 6 to 10mm. The address is
 http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep808p in Carteret NJ.

One source of mandrels for winding coils for chain making is
potterusa http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/lc Click on the Koil Kutter
section.

He has both metric (2 mm to 13 mm in.5 mm increments) & english
(3/32" to 1/2" in 1/64" increments).

Another source is HARBOR FREIGHT. Look for transfer punch sets.

Dave


#7
One source of mandrels for winding coils for chain making is. 

Any industrial supply place (I am using MSC) selling drill rods in
1/16 increments and even finer. Cut them to convenient length and you
ready to go.

For more demanding tasks I use tail end of drill bits. I have a set
from 1mm to 10mm in 0.1mm increments. This gives me all the
flexibility that I need. Just wrap business end in leather before
using tail end as a mandrel.

Leonid Surpin
Studioarete.com


#8

Mandrels in full or half-millimetre increments are readily available,
but it’s really difficult to source those in quarter-millimetre
increments, especially the long mandrels that make the 15 inch coils.

Why might you need these? There are some chain mail projects where
using a different metal (but the same gauge) for the same design
requires a ring that is just a slight bit bigger!

Marilyn Gardiner