Drawing Down Tubing Jewelry Making Project

When you draw down wire, you are simply reducing its diameter, which doesn't take a lot of force
SKU: EP9277

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When you draw down wire, you are simply reducing its diameter, which doesn't take a lot of force. Reducing tubing diameter is more challenging. This can require not only a sturdy hinge pin of about 1.0mm with elements thick enough to withstand multiple openings and closings and substantial side loading, it may also require multiple soldering steps. Follow this clear step-by-step article, packed with tips and tricks, for a thorough explanation of drawing down tubing.
Required Material:
Heavy wall tubing
Wire at same size as inside diameter (ID) of tubing
accurate machinist gauge (in millimeters)
files
sandpaper
towel
draw bench
draw tongs
welded loop
draw plate
lubrication
rolling mill
extra person
Technique:
Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist September/October 2013
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SKU EP9277
Author/Speaker/Editor Judy Hoch
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ISBN 13 N/A
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