- Oct 6, 2006
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if doing manually by hand you'll get tired trying to cut 25 pounds worth. LEON.
Look at this thread Mailman:I'm thinking a grinder,bolt cutter or what you think.
Look at this thread Mailman:
So I managed to score a bunch of copper wire while dumpster diving. It's definately not as much as I need but it will get me started. Does anyone know of an efficient, quick way of cutting it up into little bits? I've been doing it with wire cutters (good ones) and it seems like it is going to...www.antique-bottles.net
A member of the forum developed a pretty slick method of cutting copper wire bits using a cordless drill and modestly large drill bit.
Yeah Leon, the tumbling media topic comes up repeatedly and there seems to be a number of bottle collectors who, like me, are interested in budget-friendly sources. That might be because more than a few of us are old farts living on meager retirement incomes perhaps?I remember that old post. LEON.
Yeah Leon, the tumbling media topic comes up repeatedly and there seems to be a number of bottle collectors who, like me, are interested in budget-friendly sources. That might be because more than a few of us are old farts living on meager retirement incomes perhaps?
I was impressed with the innovative solution that someone--westKYdigger just said "This was posted..." but didn't say by whom--developed. I try to link the info whenever I see the "how to cut copper wire to make tumbling media" question arise.
ForgotI have a lot of it. I'm going to try a drill press, leave the coating on drill a hole in a block of wood,run the wire through it when it sticks out bam hit it with the drill press I should be able to get rid of the plastic. I'm going to start with a big ass drill bit. ????
Here is what I used in the beginning. I use a pair of flush cutters with an extension for leverage and comfort. I used the ground wire 1/4 & 3/8 inch. I cut it short so it doesn’t roll so much. Copper is cheap to buy $8.50 a pound cut.I saw the pictures of tumbling just the inside and they turned out pretty good. Question, I could get all the copper I want, do you fill it up half way and should I put Bar Keepers Friend in it from the beginning?