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Daily Wire Tip July 7: Scoring Round Nose Pliers for Repetition
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
July 7, 2011
Hi Dale! I can definitely see the value of scoring the tips of the round nose pliers from the DVDs. May I ask your method of doing so? Have you set it up for loop mm size? It seems to me that would be the best for repetition. Thank you so much for all your motivation and guidance during the learning curve and beyond.
-Michele in Puyallup, Washington
Thanks Michele, you are very welcome! Yes, after marking my round nose pliers in locations I used most often and having to constantly replace the ink marks, I used the edge of a small, square, diamond file to score my marks in permanently.
I really didn’t plan my marks to anything scientific or specific – I just marked them in locations I used most often. Such as: the size I need for making consistent wire bracelet connection loops (to insert a hook & eye clasp into); wrapped loops at the top of a headpin charm (depending on what the charm is being attached to), etc. My suggestion is to find your locations while you are working on projects, mark the pliers jaw with a permanent marker, and then score away!
Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
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