Step 1: Tools and Materials
*A rod or other suitably shaped piece of ferrous material
*A cotton ball
*Dremel w/ cut off wheel (or other implemtns of metal cutting and shaping)
*Bench vise or other way to hold your work piece.
Step 2: Choose and Cut Your Metal
I then used my dremel to cut most of the way through the rod about 3/4 of an inch from the tip. I cut from both sides leaving a thin piece of metal connecting the end to the rest of the rod. Then I used a pair of pliers to break the end off the rod. (I've found that if I cut all the way through the rod the piece I want goes flying across the room. You then spend more time looking for the piece than it actually takes to do the project. Or you're trying to call 911 with a piece of metal in your eye.)