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Author: taurusthetenacious
Time: 12/18/02 08:32 PST
This is a reply to message no. 10214 by ddelaiar
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Grinding Tungsten
i dont think that grinding will give you the results you need, the tip is just too small, my idea is that you melt the tips slightly with a direct flame and then spin them extremely fast somehow while they are plasticized , this will take any roughness out of them. i have found that when you melt metal a certain way it will for some reason create a perfectly round surface. i have tried it on soldering wire and it works, the only issue is keeping the rest of it from melting(shouldnt be a problem if u apply the flame correctly) and possible carbon scoring(im not sure whether this will happen or not, it depends on what u use to fuel the fire(make sure there is no Carbon components in the fuel's chemical formula is my suggestion to keep this from happening.
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