Here is another ‘twist’ on Twisting Metal Wire. (sorry for the
I use one of the old hand crank drills. I chuck a coffee cup hook in
the drill, put a loop in the end of the wire and put the hook through
the loop. The other end of the wire is in the vise.
I count the number of turns of the hand crank, and can then repeat
the same pattern of twists for the next time. One turn of the hand
crank is about 3.5 twists of wire (yours might be higher or lower),
but I can multiply and get the twists per foot of square wire.
This is also useful when making double twisted wire . Chuck both
ends of a single round wire in the vice, put the hook through the
other end, and count your twists. To place two wires together for a
chevron pattern, use the same amount of wire a second time, crank in
the opposite direction, count the same amount of cranks, and you have
a matching pattern twisted in the opposite direction. Placing a
section of each of these twists together gives a V or chevron effect.
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