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Old 2014-09-04, 5:44pm
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Default Sources for puffy type mandrels?

Is there more than one place to get them?
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Old 2014-09-04, 5:49pm
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I have them in stock (my husband makes them for pretty much all the suppliers I think). PM me if I can help. We are about to move, so it will be less to pack! Jeri
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New website and Puffy Mandrels back in stock!
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Old 2014-09-04, 5:53pm
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Depends on what size you need. They are listed here, but not sure what's in stock:

http://jeribeads.com/index.php?page=...emart&Itemid=1

http://www.mountainglass.com/1-8-Hol...l#.VAkIdul0w3w

http://www.sundanceglass.com/glass-bead-tools-r.htm

https://www.arrowsprings.com/html/lm...#PuffyMandrels

http://www.waleapparatus.com/catalog.asp?prodid=771515
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Old 2014-09-04, 6:58pm
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Also, there are the more expensive Carlo Dona version, which only comes in the three smaller sizes, and is mostly out of stock right now.

http://www.spiralarts.com/products/p...ELS-65p465.htm
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or, you can make your own...
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I've tried to drill holes in those tiny tubes and have not been able to do it successfully.
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The easiest way to drill holes that I've found (if you don't care that it's not as pretty) is to use a cutting wheel with a dremel. Secure the tube and cut straight down. Because the tube is curved it'll cut into the highest spot first, making a hole (with scratches on each side of the hole).
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The easiest way to drill holes that I've found (if you don't care that it's not as pretty) is to use a cutting wheel with a dremel. Secure the tube and cut straight down. Because the tube is curved it'll cut into the highest spot first, making a hole (with scratches on each side of the hole).
Now that is a great idea! Thank you!!!
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