Our new bead press made it's major public debut at Bead and Button in Milwaukee. It was also featured by many vendors at the Glass Artists' Society Conference in Corning and again at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers' annual conference in Florida.
This new bead core lining tool has innovative and unique features to enable quick and easy tool changes for a large range of liner sizes. The machine comes complete with a variety of sizes of ball-style forming tools for core liner sizes 1/8 up to 1/2 inch diameter. Larger sizes also available soon.
Video - showing how to use.
Useful stuff to know:
Uses Brass, Copper, Sterling or Fine Silver tubing. Cut and anneal the tubing first
Cut tubing approximately 1/8 longer than the width of the bead hole - but beads with a more pronounced "dimple" will take longer tubes. A little experimenting will show you show you how much you can vary this. It is quite forgiving.
The tube or liner can be removed if you need to (i.e. wrong length) by gently cutting through it with a jeweler's saw (small hacksaw with a very fine blade).
Should be bolted to the bench/table for stabilty.
Built-in Tool holder - can also be switched to the other side.
For Orders, Inquiries: Jean@nortelmfg.com