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Cutting Coils - Hollow Tube
Article © MAIL User: Nearoth
I found that when cutting rings (especially rings that are small, light, or rings that need a lot of pressure to cut), they tend to fly around the room when cutting them.
So I started using scoobies and other wire to catch the rings as they were cut, although rings can hook on some fiber wires.
This enabled me to cut rings anywhere, without having to pluck rings out of peoples' hair.
Now I use a saw to cut the rings but still use wire (mostly fishingline) to catch the rings and a technique I borrowed from Stargazer from his article "Cutting Coils Flush and Easy".
I use a piece of wood with a hole drilled in it to fit the coil.
On the side I cut a slit in the wood so I can fit the saw (or dremel) into it to cut the rings without bending them.
For some softer materials, like brass, I also use a rod inside the coil for extra stiffness. I hold the coil clamped onto the rod with a small clamp.
You can also just use the rod, but I advise cutting a slit into that one first or else your saw can get blunt very quickly or just break.
Happy mailing, Nearoth
Ps. for more info you can always IM me.
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