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#1 raymanz


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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Found out something very useful today.While twisting the tie back on a loaf of bread,I noticed the wire inside the tie.So I stripped away the covering and had a small bendable wire. This is useful in many apps for modeling and it's bendable and keeps it's shape.Just thought I'd pass it on to you guys-Give it a look and recycle those ties for a better use than throwing them away. :D

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

i use a similair type of wire for all sorts of stuff
just the other day i was scratchbuilding an exhaust and i needed to mate a piece of sprue to some 1/8th styrene tubing and i drilled a hole in the sprue and supergleud the wire in there
then i supergleud the wire in the tubing and put some testors on the joint

these twisty ties would work great for that

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

The metal wire inside plastic paper clips works good too, easily bendable but holds shape

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

Those ties would be perfect for hard fuel lines to a carb from the fuel pump or fuel bar on the firewall on a multi-carbed motor. Good tip and thanks. Patrick M

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:49 AM

Great idea.....now that twisties are long gone here, replaced by plastic clips....Oh well....I still have PB &J B) B)

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:12 AM

I grab the twist ties that come in the box with the plastic garbage bags we buy. We normally tie the tops of the bags "rabbit-ear" style, so all the ties that come in the box are "extra". Also, having never been twisted, they're nice and straight and I think the wire is a little higher quality than the bread-ties.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

Smiths food store here in Turkey town has bundles of them in the vegetable department for tying off the bags you bag the vegeies in,,, not advocating stealing or anything but from time to time have gotten a few for a few projects......

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:19 AM

And twist tie's from power cable's and paper staples from what ever you un-stapled...Posted Image

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:51 AM

I would second David' G's suggestion. We also "tie" our garbage bags rabbit-ear style, so I have collected a bunch of nice, straight twist tie wires from several boxes of bags.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:21 AM

When the bread loaves have the square or rectangular plastic clips, I save them and use them as disposable body putty spreaders.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

I use the little plastic clips for projects, as they're polystyrene.

The wire ties have extremely useful wire in them for all manner of repair and fabrication.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

In regards to the twist ties in the vegetable department, I would imagine if you soaked the twisties overnight in water the paper would peel off rather easily, then running the wire through a paper towel soaked in paint thinner or acetone would get rid of any remaining adhesive. BTW I would never condone stealing these from a grocery store. However, when I am paying over $3.00 a pound for tomatoes I will usually twist one of the ties around the bag to keep thing from falling out and put another dozen or so in my pocket just in case the one on the bag falls off.