Iinto “bus bars” for the by means of whacking it with a slide hammer, however somebody whose identify is misplaced within the mists of time informed me how to do it:
Yup, clutch a work of twine at each results in Tiny Lathe and provides it a couple of low-speed turns whilst pulling firmly at the tailstock.
No muss, no fuss, no drama, simply bar-straight and reasonably work-hardened copper wires:
I slide-hammered the highest twine prior to remembering the clue. The backside two wires have peppermint-stick swirls.
Thank you, whoever you had been!