How to Use the Artistic Wire® CONETASTIC™ Hourglass Mandrel

Courtesy of Beadalon®
F64H
STEP 1
Screw Both Ends of Mandrel Together Screw both sides of the hourglass mandrel together.
STEP 2
How Mandrel Should Look Mandrel should look like this.
STEP 3
Insert Mandrel into Conetastic Tool Insert the hourglass mandrel into the CONTASTIC tool (sold separately) with the flat side of the mandrel shank aligned with the set screw.
STEP 4
Tighten Hourglass Mandrel into Place Use an allen wrench to tighten the hourglass mandrel into place.
STEP 5
Insert Wire into Hole on Mandrel Insert wire into the hole at the base of the mandrel to secure the wire for wrapping.
STEP 6
Wrap Wire Around Mandrel Base Turn the CONETASTIC tool to wrap the wire around the bottom portion of the mandrel.
STEP 7
Wrap Wire Towards Narrow Point of Mandrel Continue turning the tool to wrap the wire around the hourglass mandrel to its narrow midpoint and up towards its widest point at the other end.
STEP 8
Wrap Wire Till You Create Desired Cone Size Finish wrapping when you reach the desired size for your hourglass shaped double cone.
STEP 9
Cut Excess Wire Use the flush side of a cutter to snip the wire.
STEP 10
Cut Wire to Release from Mandrel Use the flush side of a cutter to snip the wire at the bottom to release it from the hole.
STEP 11
Unscrew Double Mandrel Unscrew the double mandrel to release the cone at one end.
STEP 12
Remove Wire Cone from Mandrel Lift the double cone away from the mandrel to remove the hourglass shaped double cone.
STEP 13
Finished Wire Cone Finished double-cone accessory.

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