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Pre wound 5 cord waxed spools

 


gb1

Dec 6, 2017, 8:35 AM
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A while back, pre-wound small spools of 5 cord nylon, waxed were available. They came in black, white and sage green. Perfect for rigging kit. They were about the diameter of a 50 cent piece. Anyone know if there are any more available? They looked like a pre-wound bobbin.


gb1

Dec 7, 2017, 3:28 AM
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gb1 wrote:
A while back, pre-wound small spools of 5 cord nylon, waxed were available. They came in black, white and sage green. Perfect for rigging kit. They were about the diameter of a 50 cent piece. Anyone know if there are any more available? They looked like a pre-wound bobbin.


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Cloggy  (D License)

Dec 7, 2017, 5:00 AM
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I've seen similar spools on a boat in a sail repair kit, but I'm pretty sure that was polyester thread. You could try looking for sail twine, sail thread, whipping twine, awl thread.

This type of waxed nylon thread is also used in leather work (eg. shoes). Maybe you can find it at suppliers for leather craft.

When you're googling, to find the thickness you want, try adding T-350, Tex 350, 346, V346, ticket 346, Nm8, size 8 or similar to the search: same size as #5-cord in different numbering systems.

If all fails, you can probably find unwaxed #5/346/350 cord on Ebay for a few dollars, wax it with a block of beeswax.


gb1

Dec 7, 2017, 5:40 AM
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I appreciate your reply. These spools were perfect for tacking where nylon 5 cord was needed. Circa 1975


Cloggy  (D License)

Dec 7, 2017, 5:47 AM
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1975: that is a while back indeed ;)


councilman24  (D 8631)

Dec 7, 2017, 3:57 PM
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He's old.😉


gb1

Dec 8, 2017, 4:20 AM
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Old on paper. Young in ideas, I hope.



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