How to straighten the brass wire to obtain perfect rods
The soft brass wire is supplied in a roll and needs to be straightened for most purposes. The drawing shows how to do the job: one end of the wire in held a vise and the other is held using pliers. Pull in the direction of the arrow with just enough pressure to stretch the wire slightly but not enough to damage it.
The roll of brass wire and the straight rod.
How to straighten the brass wire with a vice and pliers.
How to form a hook with the brass rod.