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  • Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

    I just obtained a Razortip Handle with pieces of different sizes of wire to make my own tips, I would appreciate information on making the tips. Like do you get the wire red hot before flatting the wire & bending or can you do this cold? Thanks

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    Re: Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

    The ones I flatted out, I got red hot. I used a ball peen hammer to flattened after i shaped the tip part a round a needle nose pliers. I used another hammer for the anvil. I think i even used an upholstery hammer to tap the hot wire on some. Some of the ones I flattened, I took needle nose files and filed grooves into them for "special" effects.
    The wire will get brittle if over worked and needs to be annealed.
    I had fun making the tips. Reminded me of when I used to make hand wrought silver jewelry in high school.
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      Re: Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

      You need to get the wire hot, then as you tap the hammer on the wire you kind of pull the hammerhead back towards you to extrude the metal. I have an old piece of railroad rail I use for an anvil and a small ballpean hammer.
      Larry

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        Re: Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

        Magicman, check out this website Make your own fish scale wood burning tips and wood burning pens by Ed Walicki
        Ed W. has a great tutorial posted. Dick M

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          Re: Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

          Sue Walters Pyrography Workbook has excellent info in Chapter 5 on making tips. A Fox Chapel book...

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            Re: Making burning Tips from Nichrome wire

            Thanks for all the information, sounds like I can do it!!

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              I have a Tekchic 110V Woodburning unit and I would like to make a writing tip. I have some 50w tips already but not a writing one. I read you use I chrome wire to make them but I don’t know what gage I would need to use to make them. Any help here would be appreciated. Thank you

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              • #8
                Fuzzy memory Connie, but there was a fish carving site (?) years ago that explained it all. Might want to do a Google search. A member posted an article about making a wood burner and tools. I have it somewhere here in the computer and will see if I can find it. Nichrome wire I think it was...
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

                http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                • #9
                  A lot of info on this site and the web...just do a search. This is the article I referred to: "https://fishcarver.com/making_fish_scale_tips.htm
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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