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(Login JBF1993) Missing-Lynx members 22.214.171.124
June 18 2012, 7:54 PM
In plain wire terms it's probably about 1mm, but it't profile I'm after. As I say ridged guitar strings give this but don't bend easily as they have a steel core that I can't remove
Sure you can its easy, just unwrap an inch or so of the outer wrap and then grab it with a set of pliers (call them #1) and then put some needle nose pliers (call it #2)on the still wrapped side of the pliers (#1)you are holding the wire with ,then slide your #2 pliers away from the #1 set along the wire ,it will slide off and you then have the hollow wrap for your Flexable cable and a wire to use for somthing else you can do it with all sizes of guitar strings also some wheel bearing seals have very small springs which are hollow I use them all the time
Try it cant hurt
I did the valentine article in MMiR mentioned above. For the headlight cabling I wrapped fine solder around a strand of copper wire. I liked the results but think in hindsight maybe it was a tiny bit out of scale. For a future article on the Bronco Bishop, I've replaced the solder with fine brass wire (still wrapped around copper wire) the results are much more to scale. The process is tedious, but the copper "core" makes positioning the cable pretty easy, and the brass wire wrap looks "right" in scale Good luck.
(Login MikeRoof) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
Metallic Sewing Threads
June 19 2012, 2:51 PM
I've had pretty good success using silver metallic sewing thread:
It comes in several different diameters and colors - silver, gold, and black. It's made of a metallic colored mylar-like material wound around a core of thread. It's very flexible, but will not hold a bend by itself like wire or lead solder.
However, once painted it looks very good - a little dry-brushing will bring out the texture.
You can find this stuff in the sewing notions sections of large crafts stores and places that sell fabrics, etc.