The SECRET WEAPON - $ 35.00 (plus $ 3.00 for domestic shipping)
I have mentioned this tool so many times now that you actually might be interested. Here is what is looks like: (the entire tool is 9 inches long) - more info on how to use this tool is below....
Kind of like the Magic Wand, right? Only kind of, let's take a closer look at the two different ends:
1. The "Blade"
1 cm wide, 5.5 cm long (yes, I would say this in inches, if I could figure out how many parts of how many parts this is....)
2. The "Fork"
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Here just a few things you can do with the Secret Weapon:
- straighten out stringer
- tap down stringer
- push down dots or Murrini
- crease petals
- cut groves (like Michael Barley's "Baileen" style)<
- turn a round dot into a square (this one is fun)
Can you do all of these things with the Magic Wand? Absolutely - but the Secret Weapon makes it a lot easier because there is less brass and you can SEE better what you're doing.
And the Magic Wand doesn't have THIS clever piece: The FORK. Check out how handy this comes in:
- straighten out wobbly disks
- shape the bottom of beads
- use to hold the mandrel when making heavey beads (similar to the "Smircich Tail-stock Holder")
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