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Re: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching

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  • alan enlow
    Throw the copper wire clippings in a coffee can and when you get enough, take them to the reccycling centre with your cans and you recoup some of your costs.
    Message 1 of 15 , Nov 22, 2012
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      Throw the copper wire clippings in a coffee can and when you get enough, take them to the reccycling centre with your cans and you recoup some of your costs.
      --- On Thu, 11/22/12, Andres Espino <ima_very_cool_cowboy@...> wrote:


      From: Andres Espino <ima_very_cool_cowboy@...>
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching
      To: "Michalak@yahoogroups.com" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 10:38 AM



       



      I have made a couple small S&G projects and I used copper ground wire from ACE and liked it.  It twists easily even by hand and can be nipped out.. tho it is more costly than plastic zip ties.  I had trouble with cable ties breaking.

      Andrew

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      From: noalias999 <frontrower@...>
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:35 AM
      Subject: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching


       
      For me, copper wire ties work best. I've tried zip ties by they cannot be released and re tightened very easily. They tighten incrementally, so sometimes they are too tight to re position the edges. I use a two stage gluing process where I leave a small gap at the stitch, pull the wire after it hardens, then fill in the gap.
      Ron

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <rudder59@...> wrote:
      >
      > I used the mid size zip ties ( less than 1/4 inch wide )on my piccup and they worked fine. Used a good pair of wire cutters to cut them off very close to plywood. I did the inside seam with fiberglass first then turned it over and sanded the seem on the outside to smooth the resin that came thru the zip tie holes. Didn't take that long and joint is good and tight.
      > Regards
      > Mike
      >
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "okiebobby@" <okiebobby@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I recently ordered the Caroline plans. Haven't received them yet, but this question is on my mind. I did a search and didn't see anything recent on it.
      > >
      > > In my (unexperienced) mind, zip ties seem like they would work well as stitches in the stitch & glue process.
      > >
      > > They won't rust. Is there an easy method to avoid having to remove them completely (avoiding filling holes), or will they just be too much in the way?
      > >
      > > Basically, I'm lazy and don't want to fill a zillion holes. Also, I'm concerned wire is more likely to cut through the wood.
      > >
      > > And if you didn't pick this up by now, I've never done this before.
      > >
      >

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    • Carl Volkwein
      Do you mean like electrical ground wire? 12 gage? ________________________________ From: alan enlow To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Message 2 of 15 , Nov 24, 2012
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        Do you mean like electrical ground wire? 12 gage?




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        From: alan enlow <alan.enlow@...>
        To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:53 AM
        Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching


         

        Throw the copper wire clippings in a coffee can and when you get enough, take them to the reccycling centre with your cans and you recoup some of your costs.
        --- On Thu, 11/22/12, Andres Espino <ima_very_cool_cowboy@...> wrote:

        From: Andres Espino <ima_very_cool_cowboy@...>
        Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching
        To: "Michalak@yahoogroups.com" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 10:38 AM

         

        I have made a couple small S&G projects and I used copper ground wire from ACE and liked it.  It twists easily even by hand and can be nipped out.. tho it is more costly than plastic zip ties.  I had trouble with cable ties breaking.

        Andrew

        ________________________________
        From: noalias999 <frontrower@...>
        To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:35 AM
        Subject: [Michalak] Re: zip tie stitching

         
        For me, copper wire ties work best. I've tried zip ties by they cannot be released and re tightened very easily. They tighten incrementally, so sometimes they are too tight to re position the edges. I use a two stage gluing process where I leave a small gap at the stitch, pull the wire after it hardens, then fill in the gap.
        Ron

        --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <rudder59@...> wrote:
        >
        > I used the mid size zip ties ( less than 1/4 inch wide )on my piccup and they worked fine. Used a good pair of wire cutters to cut them off very close to plywood. I did the inside seam with fiberglass first then turned it over and sanded the seem on the outside to smooth the resin that came thru the zip tie holes. Didn't take that long and joint is good and tight.
        > Regards
        > Mike
        >
        > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "okiebobby@" <okiebobby@> wrote:
        > >
        > > I recently ordered the Caroline plans. Haven't received them yet, but this question is on my mind. I did a search and didn't see anything recent on it.
        > >
        > > In my (unexperienced) mind, zip ties seem like they would work well as stitches in the stitch & glue process.
        > >
        > > They won't rust. Is there an easy method to avoid having to remove them completely (avoiding filling holes), or will they just be too much in the way?
        > >
        > > Basically, I'm lazy and don't want to fill a zillion holes. Also, I'm concerned wire is more likely to cut through the wood.
        > >
        > > And if you didn't pick this up by now, I've never done this before.
        > >
        >

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