Archive for January, 2014

Wire Twist Pliers

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

My husband is a private pilot and does some of the mechanical work on his plane. He recently bought a tool for twisting wire. I thought the tool would be great for a future project.

Wire and Wire Twist Tool

I selected steel wire–24 and 18 gauge. A length of wire was cut with the twist pliers’ handy cutter. The wire was bent in half. A clamp was inserted through the loop created and to a stationary object (handle of a drawer). Then it was time to twist the wire.

Twisting the 24 gauge wire was easy peasy. But, the 18 gauge wire was really a bit too thick.

Wire Twist Tool

Twisted Wire

The top twisted wire is 24 gauge, the bottom is 18 gauge.

The tool was purchased from Aircraft Spruce.

2014 January 1

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Tradition Continued–

First day of the year, first visit to the ocean.


Loads of anemones.


Possible idea for new series???


Searching for holey rocks.

Holey Rock

Holey rock with a pebble inside.