Dustin Stephens
Played around with some copper today Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 42, Size: 1.68 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 2.32 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 40, Size: 1.49 MB
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Very nice. 
What did you start off with?
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Dustin Stephens
Thanks Skars, I used 10ga copper wire, here's a braided one Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 31, Size: 2.92 MB
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Did you happen to solder the ends or anything?
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Dustin Stephens
No solder, just smashed the ends and shaped them smooth
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Hank Rearden
Really nice work. I would like to see your technique. I think my daughter would be more interested if she could see more things like this.
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Dustin Stephens
Hank, I don't have youtube set up but I can tell you how to do it real easy. 1. cut off 3 pieces of 10ga wire at about 6" in length 2. place the three in your vise and the other end in a drill and twist it tight 3. hammer flat and shape to make sure it is straight 4. polish with a buffing wheel or brasso  5. shape to fit wrist.  As far as the braided one, braid, smash, align, polish, fit.  They are real easy to make and are a great seller
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NorrinRadd
They look really good. I might have to try some of them. Thanks for sharing the process.
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Hank Rearden
Great idea. Thanks Dustin. Made a bracelet for my daughter. Going to solder copper or brass balls on the ends tomorrow. Wife said it was a little masculine. I did use 12 gauge.

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Dustin Stephens
Hank! Looks like you got it down pat.  Looks really good!  I forgot to mention that I use a 10" section of rail track as my anvil for these.  I polished it real smooth, almost mirror and I have a dedicated 1lb hammer dressed the same.  It saves time greatly on polishing them because there are no marks from the anvil or hammer.  Try the braided one, they are fun
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Hank Rearden
Yep, I marred it on the anvil. It took three times to get it right. The hammer I used was a french pattern 360 grams. It has a nice smooth face radius.
I do have a new piece of rail. Wasn't real sure what I wanted to use it for. Thanks again for the info.
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