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Micro tubing
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 07:38 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

A friend of mine just told me about this stuff. Check it out.

Micro Tubing
wildspear
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 07:46 AM UTC
Gator,

That seems like it would be useful, I was looking for a small tube for my Arizona build and I was thinking of using some of my shrink tubing from the garage. The micro tubing may be better, wish they would have given some kind of size though.
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 08:00 AM UTC
Ask and ye shall receive.

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/static/SM-750160-0000.html
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 08:03 AM UTC
Cabelas' is a great place to explore for all kinds of stuff. It's where I get my lead wire from. Not to mention a few things I actually use for fishing.
#027
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 08:10 AM UTC
Kinda like going into the cosmetics section of Wal Mart.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 05:00 PM UTC
That looks like pretty cool stuff.

Recently I needed some really thin wire to wrap and make a hatch spring, so I just cut apart a regular 18-24 gauage electrical cord, and took out a single strand of wire, worked well. I think this new micro tubing could have possibilities, especially combined with wire.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 11:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Kinda like going into the cosmetics section of Wal Mart.



Yes but when you go into Cabelas you don't get funny looks from other guys. Unless of course it's Cabelas in San Francisco.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 06:03 PM UTC
if you want to emulate tubing in moderate scales (>1/100) then solder wire is very nice
stuff too.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 07:52 PM UTC
Nice hatch Ronald.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 09:58 PM UTC
What advantage does this tubing have over plastic rod or strechtched sprue or are you using it to do guntubes? I take it if you bend it or wrap it around something it holds shape (rather than break like the rod or sprue would). I see the price, how much do you get for the $1.45
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 05:36 AM UTC
3 feet.