i'm trying to get wire (preferably brass) with a groove in it, 14 gauge or so. Drawplates are too pricey.
I need grooved wire for a textile project. Velvet can be made by putting grooved wire into certain spots in the weave. This holds little loops of thread above the rest of the fabric. Later you can run a razor along the grove to cut the wire free and create the pile for the velvet. But i am having a terrible time finding wire with a groove in it. I'd like it about 14 gauge, but a wide variety cuold work. Drawplates are too expensive although this one (http://www.progresstool.com/pd-die-plate-round-wslot-grooves.cfm) is perfect. Any idea how to make it on the cheap or cannibalize something with the right specs?