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Offline billp51d

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Stretching Sprue
« on: 31 Jan , 2010, 09:36 »
      I've seen only a few methods of doing this and after trying myself have only become less successful.. Some feedback from the forum can only make me a little smarter.. Many thanks, Bill  ???

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Re: Stretching Sprue
« Reply #1 on: 31 Jan , 2010, 12:50 »
Hi Bill, I don't often use stretched sprue.  When I do, the method I use is to hold the sprue a few inches above the flame rolling it until I feel it get really soft.   I then quickly lift it up while sharply pulling the sprue apart.  I go through alot of trys to get the length and circumference I need.  To be honest, I am not very good at streching sprue; I find it easier to use either wire, evergreen rod, invisible thread, etc, for what I need.

Ernest


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Re: Stretching Sprue
« Reply #3 on: 13 Oct , 2011, 10:29 »
          Excellent tutorial indeed, SG. Many thanks...
                                                            Bill

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Re: Stretching Sprue
« Reply #4 on: 14 Oct , 2011, 03:47 »
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