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if doing manually by hand you'll get tired trying to cut 25 pounds worth. LEON.
 

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if doing manually by hand you'll get tired trying to cut 25 pounds worth. LEON.
I'm thinking a grinder,bolt cutter or what you think.
 

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I'm thinking a grinder,bolt cutter or what you think.
Look at this thread Mailman:


A member of the forum developed a pretty slick method of cutting copper wire bits using a cordless drill and modestly large drill bit.
 
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Look at this thread Mailman:


A member of the forum developed a pretty slick method of cutting copper wire bits using a cordless drill and modestly large drill bit.
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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.

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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.

WL
 

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I 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. ????
 

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I 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. ????
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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?
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.
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