Phone cord plug wires
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:12 AM
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:01 AM
Un-stripped phone wires are way too big for 1/25-24 ignition wires. They can be used for fuel, oil hard lines, and ignition wires in larger scales. Sometimes the insulation can be used for boots slipped over properly sized ignition wires.
If you want wire that can be properly draped, try lead wire from a fly fishing store, or Cabellas. It only comes in grey, but can be painted.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:50 AM
Another way to make copper wire to "drape" realistically, is to anneal the wire before using it. To anneal copper wire, all that is needed is a flame, preferably a blue flame, such as a gas kitchen stove burner. Simply turn the burner on, then, holding the wire at one end with a pair of pliers, slowly run the wire through the flame--the wire will glow red hot, and the flame surrounding it will be red as well. That's it, all it takes--when cooled down to room temp, the copper will be almost as limp as wet spaghetti. If there are any kinks in the wire, simply pulling it taut with your fingers, then drawing it across the edge of your workbench will take all the little kinks out of it, leaving a smooth, if slightly curled piece of soft copper wire. You can still bend it, and it will stay exactly as bent or draped.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:28 AM