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Julian
25-05-2012, 08:51 PM
I am sure that all of you have faced this one, then again perhaps it's just me.

In discussing a design, it became aparent, that I could benefit from 0.9 silver wire. I stock 1 and 0.8, but if I spent 150 pound I could buy good plate, tongs, and freedom, but no silver alternitivly I could just buy the wire.

I seem to be able to spend a kings ransom in the name of perfection particularly on tools.

Is it me ?

J

ps_bond
25-05-2012, 10:41 PM
Carbide insert drawplates are particularly nice to use :)

Dennis
25-05-2012, 11:22 PM
If you are drawing down thin wires and have a fixed vice, then you need to buy a drawplate and hand tongs. About 80 inclusive of VAT will buy your freedom.

If later you wish to add drawlpates for heavier wires you need only to add a mini-winch from a yacht shop and you are all set up. Dennis.

Kwant
26-05-2012, 12:33 PM
I like my stash of silver.

josef1
26-05-2012, 06:10 PM
tools make you money well thats what I tell the Mrs !

Julian
26-05-2012, 09:51 PM
tools make you money well thats what I tell the Mrs !

I agree but the don't match her shoes, and clash with her handbag ;)

Then again the don't match my shoes eithe! I am beginning to think making more is better than more tools.

J

Tabby66
26-05-2012, 09:55 PM
I love my tools, and one can NOT have too many tools......but tools without metal :(
An equation only to be solved by your metal stock Julian!!

Julian
26-05-2012, 10:13 PM
I love my tools, and one can NOT have too many tools......but tools without metal :(
An equation only to be solved by your metal stock Julian!!

And that sums up the dialema. I think this time I will buy some 0,9

wheely
27-05-2012, 12:09 AM
Split the money - 75 on silver and 75 on tools. If you're buying just wire in that thickness 75 squids will go quite far. I'm sure we have all spent stupid amounts of money on really nice tools and barely use half of what we buy. I know I'm guilty of it :-"