why don't you buy straight rod? In the UK we can buy it from the
suppliers off the shelf.
Hi Richard, and everyone who has replied to my posting.
I’ve learned lots and am trying out the various recommendations, and
I’ve downloaded Trevor F’s on how to make a drawbench but
that might be a bit ambitious for me at the moment. I’m finding it
quite easy to straighten the thinner guage wires but not had much
luck yet with the heavier guage. It seems that I am twisting the
wire, rather than straightening it - but I’ll keep practicing.
I did email one supplier, Rio Grande, to see if they could supply
straight wire but I didn’t get a reply.
But I’ve now done some serious Googling, especially in UK, and found
a British company, Argex Ltd, that supplies straight rod in round and
square hard silver. I’ve contacted them and waiting to receive a
quote. If you can recommend any other suppliers in the UK that would
be really helpful to me.
Best wishes and many thanks for your replies.