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How is this done where it comes out so perfectly?
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Place ends from one side in cordless drill, anchor the ends from the other side, then twist with drill until desired effect.
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Thanks but I've tried that & it's never pretty. It works but usually one wire twists more than the other & things bunch up.
Seems like there's some secret shop trick that does it perfect every time - anyone?
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You need to keep them taut as you twist them or they will end up just as you described.
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and have them both evenly taught as well
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i like to clamp them out straight after twinning them and then roll them from end to end with a rolling pin with decent pressure. it makes them alot more consistant.

even after hand braiding 3,4,5,6 wire harnesses, the rolling pin makes it all come together.

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The wires in the bottom picture don't look twisted - they look like they were hand braided.
I, too, use the drill method. If you use cheap, stiff wire it won't turn out as well either. I always over twist knowing that the wires will untwist a little.
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And totally un-necessary, if anything you want to conceal alarm , R/S wiring.
The only wiring you will see done like that is as an extremely low-current low voltage anti -static application in data-bus and explosives wiring.
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Thanks all for the input. Sounds like good results come from a 2-man operation, one spinning the drill, the other managing the wire & keeping taut. Will have to give the rolling pin bit a whirl sometime.
I know from making primitive cord (out of tree bark) that the trick to twisting pairs is to twist the individual strand (put it against your thigh & roll with palm) & allow that strand to double-over on itself, it'll naturally make a double strand, perfectly wound. But working with multiple strands is tougher.
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I only "twist" if it's 3 or more wires, and then I plait then (as in the lower 3-wire pics above).
There are web tutorials, though personal tuition can be a good excuse...
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