Handy Little Tool (home made dubbing brush twister)

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Re: Handy Little Tool (home made dubbing brush twister)

Postby letumgo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:55 pm

Bill - Ya spent all your money on tying supplies again, didn't ya? (humor)
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Re: Handy Little Tool (home made dubbing brush twister)

Postby letumgo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:59 pm

Doug wanted to know how I formed this little tool, so here are some photos showing how I made mine.

First clip a piece of piano wire, and then smooth both ends by rubbing in on fine emory paper. In this case I used 600 grit sand paper.
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Next take a pair of jewelry pliers and bend the wire around the smallest part of the round projections.
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Then I use a pair of needle nose pliers with the grooves on the inside of the jaws. I place the wire bend into the grooves and further compress the bend. The wire should rest parallel with the grooves.
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As the bend compressed, the end of the wire will naturally twist off to one side. That is okay, and is a good sign that the bend has been fully compressed.
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You want to make sure the bend is fully compressed, like this.
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You can then grasp the bend and then take the tag end and bend it back along the main piece of wire.
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In the end, you should get something like this. A simple tool for making twisted dubbing brushes.
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Re: Handy Little Tool (home made dubbing brush twister)

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:46 pm

Ray,
This is fantastic! It's is so simple even a caveman like me could do this! Like so much in our craft, having the right tools is a must and I esp. like the jewelry pliars! I don't own a set of those but i will very soon!
Thanks for posting the pictures because they are worth a thousand words! When I can see this process in action like you have done so well here, it makes it very easy to accomplish!
What a very talented bunch we have here on the forum!
Dougsden!
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