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#1 trapper

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

hello all, does anyone have ideas of what to use as a alternative for hex fittings for braided line? any help would be great, thanks

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:13 AM

You might try some hex beads - picked some up at Hobby Lobby the other day. They come in a lot of different sizes. Here is a site with pictures - http://www.fusionbea...-Cut-Seed-Beads - but you can get them most anywhere that sells A&C stuff.

 

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

I make mine from styrene hex rod..............

 

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

thanks alot guys, where do you get hex shaped rod?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

Plastruct makes Hex rod. I don't believe Evergreen does.

 

I'm wondering what the actual size those hex beads Daf57 mentions are. Maybe a trip to Michael's is in order.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

I haven't been able to find hex beads at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, so I use necklace bead crimps (Michaels).  They're little cylinders that come in 4 different sizes.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

Just search the pages and you'll find all different sizes for hex rod plus other cool building supply stuff  http://www.hobbylinc...ilding_supplies



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

You might try some hex beads - picked some up at Hobby Lobby the other day. They come in a lot of different sizes. Here is a site with pictures - http://www.fusionbea...-Cut-Seed-Beads - but you can get them most anywhere that sells A&C stuff.

 

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Daf,

 

Is size 15 the actual size of hex beads we need ?  Im assuming as its all size 15 on this page you have linked.  Useful information Im going to look into.  I need some hex beads for my actual nascar kit tires.  Going to order some aftermarket lug nuts unless I find a hex bead on this page that will work in the proper size.  Thanks again for the info my friend.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I've been checking on these hex seed beads and can't figure it out.  Fusion Beads gives you the wire size to use - size 6=16 gauge wire/.024, size 8=18 gauge wire/.024, size 11=18 gauge wire/.019, and size 15=22 gauge wire/.024.  These are the inside diameters and I can't find the OD.  I might order a small quantity of each size to see what I get.  Better yet, I'll ask for samples of each size.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

What is the best size hex rod for 1/25 fittings?

I have not been able to find any until seeing the link in this thread and would like to try it out.