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View Poll Results: What do you think of your bead-coring tool?
Jim Moore's Bead Press - love it 84 23.20%
Jim Moore's Bead Press - on the fence 7 1.93%
Jim Moore's Bead Press - not happy with it 2 0.55%
Retro Tool's Bead Liner - love it 20 5.52%
Retro Tool's Bead Liner - on the fence 9 2.49%
Retro Tool's Bead Liner - not happy with it 3 0.83%
Art in the Round's Impress - love it 87 24.03%
Art in the Round's Impress - on the fence 19 5.25%
Art in the Round's Impress - not happy with it 3 0.83%
Old fashioned dapping set and hammer 63 17.40%
Other 65 17.96%
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Old 2010-07-07, 12:04am
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I was very surprised as I kept hearing that the Jim Moore tool, which is like the Nortel would only produce the flat look. I followed the instructions that Art in the Round provided for cutting tubing and this is what I came out with..a nice domed look. I thought this might have been a fluke and did a few more beads and they all came out the same. Now I will try using my bead caps on a couple of beads to see if I get the same look.

Waiting for my Art in the Round Bead lining tool so I will compare the two.
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Old 2010-07-07, 8:00am
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Jim's tool will do rounded if you following the directions for it, I've just never liked that look so I don't do it.
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Yes; whether it's domed or flat is user choice & depends on how long your cut the tubing, & how you finish it off. I do some of each.
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Old 2010-08-01, 12:55pm
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Are there any videos anywhere out in internet land of the Impress in action?
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Old 2010-08-25, 9:56pm
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Here is the link to the Impress Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BUn55TXm8
Here is the link to the Nortel Bead Liner Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKZJbaN0Qew
Not too sure what brand this bead liner is but here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTjfJAZxczQ

I could not find a video tutorial for the Jim Moore Bead Press.

I have all 3 (Impress, Nortel and Jim Moore) and use them for various beads.
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Thanks for the links animagus! Those are incredibly helpful!
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Here is the link to the Impress Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BUn55TXm8
Here is the link to the Nortel Bead Liner Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKZJbaN0Qew
Not too sure what brand this bead liner is but here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTjfJAZxczQ

I could not find a video tutorial for the Jim Moore Bead Press.

I have all 3 (Impress, Nortel and Jim Moore) and use them for various beads.
That last video is the Retro Glass tool.
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Old 2012-06-11, 11:43am
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Here is the Jim Moore video from his site
http://www.toolsforglass.com/catalog...ess_video.html
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A while ago on this forum, someone posted information about how to make your own coring tool by using a large bolt/nut. You screw the nut onto the bolt down to the point where your bead would sit while putting the core in, then file the threading off of the bolt with a bastard file. You can use it in a vise. I couldn't commit to the price of a tool to do the coring because I just don't do it that much. Since I also do metal work, I had what I needed at my workbench to make this based on his instructions and it works like a charm!
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that sounds like andrew's instructions, which is what I use. essentially the bolt tool thingy is just a stand for the bead and you use punches like making a tube rivet.

works well for me!
Anyone have a link, or know Andrew's last name so I can do a Google search?
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here you go
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=95388
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Thank you!
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I just have to say .. if you're looking for a GREAT, INEXPENSIVE bead coring tool that comes with the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER! you really want to buy one of Dave's Art in the Round Impress tools.

I recently submitted a help request on his ticket system and within an hour I had support and resolution on my problem.

This bead coring tool is well made, flexible and does the job just as it should! I would not hesitate to order any of his tools.
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I purchased a beautiful coring machine which arrived in its lovely little timber box. Have not used it yet. Been sitting in my workshop for 18 months. My problem is that I cannot find where to buy the hollow silver rods. Can anyone point me to a website for the hollow silver rods and also for the glue in type so I can get started on something different. Thanks a lot.
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I have a great supply of Sterling Silver grommets on my Etsy. Moonbowglass.etsy.com

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I purchased a beautiful coring machine which arrived in its lovely little timber box. Have not used it yet. Been sitting in my workshop for 18 months. My problem is that I cannot find where to buy the hollow silver rods. Can anyone point me to a website for the hollow silver rods and also for the glue in type so I can get started on something different. Thanks a lot.
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Ooo, Julie - you DO have some lovely stuff available! I especially love that leather bracelet!

@Barbara, if you're looking for the tube, check out our LE member Ginko - here's a link to her Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ginkodesig...der-item-count

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De!!! So good to see ya again!

Unfortunately I don't think Ginko is doing business these days.
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