(S)he's making a list
It never hurts to have a list - especially when it's a list of goodies that people could consider buying you as gifts this holiday season. And don't worry, if you miss the holiday (I celebrate Christmas), my birthday is a few days later...
So, what would I like to find under my tree this year?
First up are these Wubbers Jumbo Tapered Round Pliers .
Yes, I know they are different looking, but that's exactly what intrigues me. They are designed by Sharilyn Miller, a wire wrap goddess in her own right.
If made correctly, I can see these pliers offering whole lots of options not afforded by smaller round nose pliers. Since Sharilyn makes bold designs, I am hoping they can handle thick wire - 14g or larger would be ideal.
The jaws on the pliers taper from 2mm to 20mm. That opens up more options than the standard step pliers. Also, I can see making cones from either sheet metal or wire using these.
One thing I learned from the engineers in my family is that a flat spiral can be elongated into a twisted spiral of wire and vice versa. So, I could use these pliers to elongate a spiral or possibly make a long spiral of wire and flatten it to a flat spiral or swirl.
I haven't found many reviews of these pliers though - and I'm not sure if that's because they're not very good or because no one has really tried them. I guess I'm willing to be a guinea pig.
Another pair of Wubbers on my list is the Classic Round Nose Wubbers Pliers .
For the most part, I am still using standard pliers from Michael's craft store and I figure my hands could use a break this year.
That's a start on the tools on my list. More to come!