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« on: December 27, 2004 09:20:43 PM »

How strong is fishing wire? (My current lantern requires something clear and string.)
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004 09:43:01 PM »

well, most wire and other cord/string/lines have a break strength listed on the package, so I'd suggest looking at that.  in general, fishing ine (is that what you meant?  the clear stuff, right?) is pretty strong, but I don't know how heavy your lantern is.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 05:55:52 AM »

Yes, I meant fishing line.  I suspected it came in different strengths, but I wasn't sure how much to expect from it.  Say my lantern is no more than one pound -- I should be able to find string to hold it, no? And I'm not going to hang a pound of weight on one string, so I guess I have some flexibility.  I guess I am trying to figure out if this is something I can do with fishing line, or if I have to use some other material.

And if you say that the cord is pretty strong, then I think it's what I'll need for the job.

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004 06:24:09 AM »

If it's something that is going to hang outside, you might want to use wire or something like acculon/tiger tail (which is nylon-coated multi-stranded wire used in jewelry-making), because over time (and not even much time) fishing line will deteriorate and break.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004 02:53:24 PM »

If it's something that is going to hang outside, you might want to use wire or something like acculon/tiger tail (which is nylon-coated multi-stranded wire used in jewelry-making), because over time (and not even much time) fishing line will deteriorate and break.

Melinda

Thanks for the tip!  My lantern will reside indoors, so unless there is a roofleak, I think I'm safe with fishing line.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2005 06:28:18 PM »

Whenever you use fishing line to hold something and you want it to stay tied no matter how heavy the object is then theres a "special" way to tie the string.  Since its plastic (nylon or whatever) it doesn't always stay tied in a normal square knot.  So this is how you tie fishing line when fishing (this can be applied to almost everything else you want to tie)

First, loop the string through the eye on your hook.

Then, twist the strings together so it looks like the string cheese, LOL.

After that, grab the loose end and thread it through the gap between the eye of your hook and the twist.

Last, pull the loose end tight until the twist forms a coil around the string.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2005 06:37:53 PM »

also, fyi....fishing line comes in different "strengths", desgined for different fish. you could get the strongest ones. yeah, i guess i did learn something from my dorky boy
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2005 06:47:56 PM »

I use fishing line a lot for necklaces and bracelets. It helps if you use actual fishing knots. They are *much* more secure.
http://www.marinews.com/fishing/fk_main.htm

The best ones we've found are clinched half blood and any of the other blood knots. You might want to try them all, though, and see which ones work best for your project.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2005 07:39:12 PM »

Grey_Lady

I really like that website that you posted on your reply, I knew there were a bunch of different knots, but not a different one for EVERYTHING!  Dang.

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