Simple Way to Straighten Wire

by Judy Larson
We all know that pulling wire between the tightened jaws of a flat soft jaw pliers can straighten out kinks and bends in wire. When there are just a few bends in the wire, I reach for one of the 5½" thick cotton flannel squares I keep on hand to clean my reading glasses.
Instructions
Judy Larson's Simple Way to Straighten Wire - , General Education, , straightening wire
Fold the flannel square in half to provide more padding than a single layer. If the wire is very long, fold the folded flannel piece over the center of the wire. Otherwise start at the end of the wire. Pull the wire through the flannel and over the pointer finger, making a gentle curve in the wire. It may take several pulls to remove the bends in the wire. An added bonus is that the cotton will lightly clean the wire at the same time it is being pulled between the layers.
Judy Larson's Simple Way to Straighten Wire - , General Education, , straightening wire
Judy Larson's Simple Way to Straighten Wire - , General Education, , straightening wire
If a long wire was pulled, grasp the center of the wire with a flat jaw pliers to pull the other end through the flannel. Note: After using the flannel on wire, throw the flannel piece in the wash before using it to clean your glasses.
Judy Larson's Simple Way to Straighten Wire - , General Education, , straightening wire
Judy Larson's Simple Way to Straighten Wire - , General Education, , straightening wire

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $18.60
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education