- Dec 28, 2013
Didn't come out half bad if I do say so myself. I pounded copper wire into a notch here.
Looks nice!Didn't come out half bad if I do say so myself. I pounded copper wire into a notch here.
I had an idea but wasn't sure how you did it.Pretty easy actually, Jerry.
I just cut a couple of notches on the lathe, and made a v-block out of wood. Then just laid the part in the block and pounded the wire in with a ballpeen. Then sand and polish, and voila! The only tricky part is making the joint disappear where the two wire ends meet. Opposing angle cuts, and judicial pounding with the ballpeen seems to have done the trick.
The beauty part is this'll work on flat pieces, too, with any shape of notch you can cut, or have cut. By shape, I mean designs, not the profile of the notch. Square notches will hold the wire, any other profile would probably let the wire slip out too easy.
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!