--- Amanda Bowen <reason_prevails@...
> >Cable ties!
> Or timber strapping. It's free. Just ask at the
> local Home Depot (or
> whatever you have) for any timber strapping that
> they're about to throw
> away. If it's the metal kind cut it to size, round
> it with a file, and dip
> it in tool dip. If it's the plastic kind, just cut
> it to size and round it.
Since speed is quite necessary in this case, I would
go with the cable ties. I've done the timber
strapping thing and, while it does work, you need
outdoor space to do the tool dip, it takes hours (even
in a dry climate) and you have the issue of getting
the *whole* piece of boning covered with no air
bubbles or missed spots. Timber strapping rusts like
the dickens. I had a lot of problems getting the
things dipped sufficiently and am still afraid to wash
the corset. Febreeze is my friend. <G>
My next corset will be cable ties for boning. I will
be using the larger heavier cable ties as was
suggested by the list. In my local Home Depot I was
only able to find the wimpy smaller cable ties that I
had tried for dress opening boning and 36" ones. I
bought the 36" ones and think they will work!
Venera di Nardiello
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