SolvejgMa@aol.com on fri 5 jun 98
Hi folks ~
I'm looking for a couple of items and maybe someone out there can help.
First, I've just started making those wide-bottomed travel mugs, and I'm not
satisfied with the ceramic drink-thru lids I've made. (they fall out when you
drink) Where would I find the rubber/plastic stoppered-kind of drink-thru
lids? I know they exist... my husband has a mug with just such a lid.
Next item.... for hanging my bird-feeders. I've seen a type of thin,
flexible, plastic(?)-coated wire cable used by other people, but I can't find
the stuff at Home Base or Home Depot. The stuff they have is stiff coated
wire, not the flexible cable. Any ideas? I'm not even sure if there's a
specific name for it. When I try to describe it to the aisle clerks they say
there's no such thing!
Kat Neely-Jones, Salem Oregon
"To err is human. To really screw things up requires a computer."
Robert Suter on sat 6 jun 98
What you are looking for is in the sporting goods dept.. Its called
fishing leader wire. Its avialable on a spool or pre-assembled in
various lengths with swivel and attaching hardware.
> Next item.... for hanging my bird-feeders. I've seen a type of thin,
> flexible, plastic(?)-coated wire cable used by other people,
Sheilah Bliss on sat 6 jun 98
Regarding the coated thin wire for hanging items, you might try a jewelry or
beading supply house. I know of one such wire that's INCREDIBLY strong! and
is used for, among other things, jewelry making. One of the trade names is
Tiger Tail. I believe its a nylon coated, fine stainless steel cable. Some
of the less expensive versions can kink if tightly bent; other versionsare
much harder to kink. Ends can be secured with brass crimp or pinch beads.
One source is Rings & Things in Spokane, WA. They have both wholesale and
retail offices. Ph.# 1-800-366-2156, e-mail: email@example.com.
Hope this helps.
Cindy on sat 6 jun 98
I bought some of the coated cable you describe to make a cable run for my
dog. Have you tried the pet supplies department? Sorry I can't help much
about the travel mug lids. I'd like to know myself.
Jane Woodside on sat 6 jun 98
I think the flexible coated wire youare talking about is used by electricians
and the telephone company --I've used it to hang plates and to secure pieces
which would be displayed on individualized shelves. It comes in a variety of
colors. I'm not sure what it is called but I think if you describe it at an
electrical hardware store you would find it.
Bill Aycock on sat 6 jun 98
Kat- the wire you describe is sold in fishing-tackle stores as "leader".
It can be found in bulk (just means it has not been made up into specific
lengths) or as pre-formed leader with end loops, and sometimes with
snap-hooks. If you buy the bulk type- ask the fisher-person to show you
how they make the loops. (usually with a metallic sleeve thet is crimped to
cant help on the lids.
Bill- on Persimmon Hill- where chain-sawing storm dropped limbs to clear
the drive was the work of the day.
At 10:41 AM 6/5/98 EDT, you wrote:*** in Part ***
>Hi folks ~
>Next item.... for hanging my bird-feeders. I've seen a type of thin,
>flexible, plastic(?)-coated wire cable used by other people, but I can't find
>the stuff at Home Base or Home Depot. The stuff they have is stiff coated
>wire, not the flexible cable. Any ideas? I'm not even sure if there's a
>specific name for it. When I try to describe it to the aisle clerks they say
>there's no such thing!
>Kat Neely-Jones, Salem Oregon
Bill Aycock --- Persimmon Hill
Woodville, Alabama, US 35776
(in the N.E. corner of the State)
W4BSG -- Grid EM64vr
Lorca Beebe on sun 7 jun 98
The best wire is the one used to tie down beams of steel to pour concrete, its
ver very flexible but doesnt brake for nothing, and retains its shape, Its
acout 3 to 4 mm thick, there different gages, its kind of a dark gun smike
gray, I dont know the exact name for it...You wont find it at Home Depot, most
likely places that sell steel or old fashioned contractor hardware store...
I'll try to get the name for it, because I need some more....
Tom Wirt on sun 7 jun 98
Re: Hunting for flexible, nylon covered wire. The stuff you're looking for
is usually found at industrial wire and cable places. It is 3/64 - 1/16
nylon coated 7x7 either galvanized or stainless cable. Check the yellow
pages under wire and cable. While the cable cost isn't high, you'll also
need Nicopress crimps, maybe a stainless thimble for the hanging loop and
the crimping pliers to close the crimps. The pliers I got (from the cable
company) was about $30 and a cable cutter about another $30. Don't try to
cut stranded cable with a wire cutter or it will mess up the end.
If you can't find it locally, try Olsen Chain & Cable in Cokato, MN
1-800-328-1907 (320-286-2187. That's where I get it. (They can line you up
with some nice 3-inch cable if you're building a suspension bridge, too.)
Clay Coyote Pottery