made with the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo®.

INTRODUCTION There are two ways that you can coil wire with the Gizmo. The first way is the easiest to learn; you simply make long coil springs by wrapping wire around a thin rod. After the coil has been made, you slip a wire into the coil spring and coil it again. The second way is to coil wire directly onto the mother wire. With this technique, the coils are closer together and your work has a tighter look. THE COIL SPRINGS TECHNIQUE Step 1. Set up your Gizmo as you see in Figure A. Notice that there is a 16 gauge welding rod fastened in the chuck. The left end of the rod is stuck into the hole of the tail-stock to stabilize the rod as you turn it. We will be using rods with three thicknesses: a 9 gauge, a 14 gauge and a 16 gauge.
Step 2. Measure 18” from the end of the chuck and lay a piece of wire on the table. (See figure B.) This will be your marker wire, showing when you’ve coiled enough.

Step 3. The next step is to secure the wire that you are going to coil around the rod in one of the spaces between the jaws of the chuck. We will be using 20 gauge wire. Stick this wire into the space as you see in Figure C.
Step 4. Start cranking. Make about six coils and stop. (See figure D.)

Step 5. Now secure the ring clamp to the wire as you see in Figure E by shoving the wood wedge into the bottom of the clamp. It should be snug enough to keep hold of the wire but loose enough so that the wire “feeds” through it. Coil until you reach the marker wire that was laid down in Figure B.
Step 6. Loosen the chuck and slide the spring to the left as you move the welding rod to the right into the chuck. Remove the spring and snip the ends of it with a flush cutter as you see in Fig. F

Step 7. Slip an 18 gauge wire into the spring. Set up a welding rod again as you did in Figure 1. Stick the 18 gauge wire into one of the cracks that appears between the jaws of the chuck and crank six or seven times. (Figure G.)
Step 8. At the bottom of the spring, pinch the 18 gauge mother wire with your thumb and forefinger as you see in Figure H.

Pinch just below the coil spring; this is so the coil spring will wrap around the welding rod as you turn the crank, as in Figure I.
Step 9. Crank until you have no more of the spring left and the mother wire appears. Make six or seven cranks so that you are coiling the mother wire as in Figure J.
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Step 10. Slip a 16 gauge wire through the coil. Measure 5/16” from the end and make a right angle bend. (See Figure K.)
Step 11. With a round-nose pliers, make an eye on one end of the 16 gauge wire, using the fattest part of the round nose pliers. Grab the wire as you see in Fig L.
Step 12. Make another eye on the other end of the bracelet. Figure M shows you the bracelet with an eye on each end. Now you need a clasp to be able to wear your bracelet.

WIRE USAGE—For One Foot of 20 gauge wire—
• Around a 9 gauge rod = one inch
• Around a 14 gauge rod = 1 3/8”
• Around a 16 gauge rod = 1 ¾”
• 16” coil with 14 gauge rod for both first and second wrapping = 6 ¾”
• 22” with 14 gauge rod for the first wrapping and 9 gauge for the second = 7”