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Old 2016-06-08, 7:32pm
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Well, after selling my Jim Moore bead liner a couple of years ago cuz "I'm not going to make big hole beads any more" ... I find myself wanting to get back into it. Duhhhh.... so thinking of purchasing the Nortel this time as it comes with all the different accessories. I want to use 4mm mandrels ... what size tubing do I need to purchase and where is a good place to buy it? I'm thinking some brass and then some sterling once I get the hang of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 2016-06-09, 6:09am
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Somebody help ... I've read through the past threads but just don't see the info I need. HELP .....please!!
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Old 2016-06-09, 7:13pm
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I'm amazed ... no one doing big hole bead lining?? I figured someone would know ... you all are always so helpful!!
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Old 2016-06-10, 2:10pm
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Things have been really slow around here. I core my beads with an Impress. I use all the standard size stuff so I'm no help with your specific size. Are you on Facebook? The forum over there is very active.
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Old 2016-06-10, 2:13pm
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Hi Diane ... thank you for your response!!! Yes, I'm active on FB ... what is the forum name so I can join. There has been very little information that is current ... lots going back to 2009!! Any info is greatly appreciated!
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Old 2016-06-10, 3:26pm
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It is "Lampwork Beadmaking Tips, Techniques and Questions". See you there!
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Old 2016-06-27, 5:38pm
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And no wonder this forum is so empty.
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Old 2016-06-27, 6:32pm
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Angie, I'm sorry I don't have answers for most of your questions, all I can tell you is the mandrel size I use is larger (maybe 5mm). It has to be larger, the only thing I remember for certain is the inner diameter of the sterling tubing I used is 4.37mm. I bought that tubing in a bulk buy - I think the organizer purchased the supply at Thunderbird(?). I haven't looked in ages, but I remember there used to be tubing for sale on Etsy.
Good luck - I hope you find the info you need.
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Old 2016-06-27, 10:24pm
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Angie, I'm sorry I don't have answers for most of your questions, all I can tell you is the mandrel size I use is larger (maybe 5mm). It has to be larger, the only thing I remember for certain is the inner diameter of the sterling tubing I used is 4.37mm. I bought that tubing in a bulk buy - I think the organizer purchased the supply at Thunderbird(?). I haven't looked in ages, but I remember there used to be tubing for sale on Etsy.
Good luck - I hope you find the info you need.
Yes, 5mm mandrel and tubing from http://www.ijsinc.com/ that has the 4.37mm ID. If you need the actual item number I can get it for you.
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I think ginkgo something had tubes I bought on etsy.
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I think ginkgo something had tubes I bought on etsy.
She no longer sells it but she got it from the link I posted.
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Can you post the item number?

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https://ijsinc.com/p-7697-ss-tubing-...-437mm-id.aspx
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Old 2016-06-29, 5:50pm
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Thank you everyone for your help!! I'm still on the fence as to whether I want to take on coring beads again. My daughter did it before and I'm just not sure I have the time it's going to take and I'm thinking it won't increase my profits much. But you never know ... I may wake up tomorrow and go for it! Again, my thanks to all who have contributed!!
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Old 2016-07-16, 11:37am
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Hi Angie,
Sorry, I don't hang out here much these days or I would have answered sooner. Your tubing OD should match the mandrel size. For 4 mm OD tubing you can use a 5/32 inch mandrel. For 5 mm OD tubing you can use a 3/16 mandrel, and keep your release on the thick side. For Pandora style beads, you should use the 5 mm OD X 4.37 MM ID tubing from IJSINC mentioned above. 4 mm OD tubes will not fit over a Pandora bracelet. The ID is too small. Of course, I suggest you give the Impress Beadliner a try.
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