Use this fantastic tool to make your own custom made cones
Contains its three different size cone mandrels and allen wrench
Its quick and easy to use
The 3 different sizes of cone mandrels fit into the base of the tool for easy storage. To use, simply insert your desired mandrel into the base and tighten into place with the included Allen wrench. Place your wire into the insertion hole in the mandrel, hold it in place with your thumb, then gently twist the mandrel until the wire spiral reaches the top. The mandrels can also be used with the Professional Coiling Gizmo Chuck. Use the tool with a bench vise by inserting the base into the vise. Spiral a coil around a large gauge wire for an incredibly beautiful custom cone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I do love this product. It works great for kumihimo cones. You can also start a cone then slip a wire coil over the bare wire and finish the coil for a more decorative look. I read some of the other reviews And they were having trouble with making good cones. Maybe this suggestion will help them...Use your non dominant hand for rolling the mandrel piece and your dominant hand to guide the wire around the cone. You can also use your thumb to guide and push the wire around the cone while you roll with other hand. Also, if you have one of the bench coiling jigs you can insert these cones into the chuck and simply turn the handle while guiding the wire around it. To get all the parts back in...put the Allen wrench in upside down (as an L), put the large cone in next beside the wrench (point up) then put small cone in (point up) then medium size (point down). Just shake/jiggle it a little after putting each piece in until it falls into place. Hope this helps
I've had so much fun with this. The large one makes great Christmas trees. I even used 24 gauge green and red wire, twisted it, added some 6/0 red/green e-beads at various points (gluing, E6000 with a toothpick in front and back) and one at the end of the tree so it doesn't poke. Beautiful. I've also did the trees with fall color e-beads solid on 20 gauge silver-plated wire -- again, they are beautiful. Selling a lot of these at my shows.
The middle size cone is great for dunce cap earrings. Wrap 22 or 20 gauge slowly and carefully around the cone, leaving the top slightly open, place a head pin in the bead (slightly larger than the cap). The head pin needs to be long enough (about 2") to go thru to the top and then make a loop. Ready to hang on ear wires. [Tip: Make sure you turn the tool, not the wire, slowly to get the wire closely together.]
it is ok. problem is that it is very tricky to get the wire to wind around the cone evenly. I did discover that a little masking tape around the cone makes the wire a little easier to work with and more even and nicer looking.
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