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Old Jan 02, 2004, 12:33 PM
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I found that the short lengths holding the end with fingers can help in keeping the wire from snapping. Practice with wires not used to make coils beforehand to get aquainted with force that will break the wires.

I made some tweezers as described in the article. They work really great for magnets. I also made a pair with really sharp
tips for holding surface mount components while soldering.
They work really great as well. On one pair I glued some 1/32" ply to the sides and wrapped with thread then glued the thread.
The ply helps stiffen up the action and makes them feel more like normal tweezers. The thread holds the ply in place and makes for a nice grip. I have 3 store bought pairs of tweezers I use for modeling all the time they are handy for placing small parts while glueing. One pair was from a Swiss Army knife well I think the homemade tweezers will replace the swiss army knife tweezers as the action is better and the tips can be cut to desired size
and the handles can be made big to get a better grip.

Thanks for the tip Robert.

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