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Topic: Create your own Boye Needlemaster interchangeable cables!  (Read 110332 times)
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moonlight69
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2014 07:37:35 PM »

I was very excited to try this and ordered all of the materials, but I've run into a snag--literally. My yarn catches on the spot between the cable and the connector. Any suggestions? Did I just not sand it down enough? Help, I love this idea and I have spent quite a bit on materials as well as everything I could think of to smooth out that connection, all to no avail. Anyone have any thoughts?
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DetroitRae
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2014 03:59:11 PM »

Wow! This is a great tutorial. It's been up for a while but I recently ordered the supplies and made a few sets for myself and sent some to my sister for her birthday. They work awe some. Thanks for putting this tutorial on line and keeping it up for others to use. 
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midkiffsjoy
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2015 01:39:27 PM »

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial!!!!  I NEEDED this!!!!!  Cheesy  Even my mom who has been knitting from the beginnning of time (74 yo) is SO excited about this!!!  Netchez- OMG!!!!  I HATE HOW THEY ALWAYS BENT ON ME!!!!  THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!!!!

See?  Cheesy
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Craftster.  Justifying my need for a craft room. Cheesy

Cheesy !!!!Let's go Hufflepuff Let's go!!!! Cheesy
ktraxler
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2016 10:25:42 AM »

I just found Craftsy and your awesome tutorial after doing a search for Needlemaster Cables and I can't wait to make my own custom cables! You are a woman after my own heart--my dad was known for his hacks and work-arounds before those terms existed and I take after him in that way. I bought my Needlemaster set yesterday with a Jo-Ann's 40% off coupon and immediately started thinking about how to expand my cable collection. I thank you and I'm sure thousands of others have done so since you first posted this over 5 years ago!
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Jessica-Jean
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2016 09:12:06 PM »

So fantastic! Like some of the other posters i was trolling the net looking for an alternative cable for my Boye needles collecting dust purely due to the hideous cables! I salute your ingenuity and creativity and especially thank you for sharing with all of us!

I live in Canada and Amazon charges an arm and a leg to ship me the materials plus the tubing would ship in 1 to 2 months. So... I managed to find the materials here locally in Oakville but had to buy in bulk. I have 100 screws and 33 meters of tubing if anyone out there needs some materials and wants to do a trade of some kind... or I can make you cables for a trade?
I also live in Canada, and I would be interested in buying some cables from you. You could send me a PM on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/JessicaJean . I'm not on this forum often.

Thank you.
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Jessica-Jean
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2016 12:31:31 AM »

There's a less DIY method to swap out the stiff Boye cables for lovely flexible ones. ChiaoGoo (Small) cable connectors fit the small-bore Boye NeedleMaster tips and enable the use of the ChiaoGoo (Small) cables. I prefer the Red Twist to the Spin, but that's a personal choice. More details at: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-366359-1.html
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DianeBorg
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2017 08:48:46 AM »

Good idea.
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kdsksg
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2017 01:01:24 PM »

Just an FYI warning.  I tried the GhiaoGoo red cord solution.  Love the cables but the connecting adapter threads are slightly smaller than the threads on the Boye set (my husband and local hardware store verified this).  It works for a little while but I found the threads got worn/stripped after a project or two and my Boye needles would no longer stay screwed securely on the GhiaoGoo cords with the adaptors. 

So we will be using this tutorial to make several cords for my Boye set (probably an 8" cord to be used as a 16" circular since I use that size a lot, and several cords >30" to be used as magic loop cords so I can really do anything I need). I was able to get all the supplies I will need at our local hardware store (we were able to find lawnmower fuel line tubes that will work thanks to a suggestion by our hardware shop owner). And I will probably just get a few bamboo tips from GhiaoGoo to use as additional magic loops with my red cords when a bamboo tip would suit better so they don't go to waste.

Fantastic tutorial...obviously a lot of time and care went into it and it shows.  Wonderful added graphics.  Thoroughly delightful!!  Thanks!!!!
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