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Old 2013-04-21, 7:49pm
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http://m.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-13-x...967/202249577/
A threaded stainless steel rod...I could roll beads across the length of it?
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Old 2013-04-21, 7:53pm
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I don't see why not - it's not flat, so you'd get a slightly different shaped pattern. On the other hand - you'd get a slightly different shaped pattern!


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Old 2013-04-21, 7:55pm
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yay I did a good idea and a money saving good idea I'll try it Monday and post pics time permitting
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Old 2013-04-21, 10:00pm
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Look for a single cut vixen file
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Old 2013-04-22, 5:35am
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Nice idea David!
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Old 2013-04-22, 10:02am
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nice idea; I use a threaded rod as a rod rest, so it's right there to try...
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Old 2013-04-22, 11:53am
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I should try that too, I used a wooden stool as a rid rest and try to put the hot part off the edge to the back. The stool has some singe marks. Lol
I found some long thing pointy metal BBQ skewers at the dollar store yesterday, I used as a scraper, it's cool cause they have looped ends and I can hang them on the wall
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Old 2013-04-22, 2:55pm
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Consider looking at old computer towers and such, the cooling fins are often in just the pattern you seek and frequently can be found for free!
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Old 2013-04-22, 3:12pm
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Yup, e waiste recyclers or your local tec support will often have a few available.
Though its hit or miss as some have been anodized.
A cheese grater or micro plan can also leave interesting texture marks.
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Old 2013-04-22, 4:30pm
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Ah yes I have an old computer tower handy in my closet o' junk and the other things sound cool too! Here's the rods I found some a good length and both were $5 all together https://www.dropbox.com/s/9jvnmv4utw...%2018%20PM.jpg
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Old 2013-04-23, 9:31am
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So here's 3 beads I made with the threaded stainless steel rods, I love them! If the bead is the right diameter, and I press/roll hard enough, it creates...hmm what would I call this shape...like sorta an hourglass-ish shape
https://www.dropbox.com/s/doftudamj6...%2057%20AM.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s0oucosag7...%2044%20AM.jpg
By the way I have no idea which blue that stringer I was that I made the dots in the second photo but parts of it turned silver, wow, anyone know how that happened? I'd like to do it again lol
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