I want to start making my own Clapton wire and was hoping for some advice on what gauge wire would be easiest to work with to begin with. I'm more interested in learning the proper technique rather then anything to start with so not so concerned with what the final resistance of the wire will end up being. I was thinking of 26 gauge wrapped with 34 gauge. Does this sound like a good starting point? Also, I've read that Kanthal is easier to work with then Nichrome, is there any truth to this? Thanks.