by Janet Alexander
Alternatively, I can place the wire into the point of the “V” shape in the bench pin with the end pointing upward. This holds the wire so it can be filed flat.
Now place the wire into the channel hanging it out the distance needed and saw it off against the side of the bench pin.
When I am working on a polished piece and I don't want to scratch it while I continue to polish, I place it on leather. The leather keeps it from sliding and getting scratched.