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Super-thin Tubing
guitarlute101
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 03:42 AM UTC
Hello all,


Does anyone know where to get super-thin tubing that I can use to create turnbuckles on a WW1 aircraft. I'm talking really small.

Thanks for your help.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 04:15 AM UTC
Tubing... or more like a Round Bar?? I take Wire, hang it from a shelf and add a weight to the bottom... usually straightens it out well.

But for small tubing......... Small Parts
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 04:42 AM UTC
You can stretch plastic tubing in the same way you would stretch sprue over a candle and it will strtch but still be a tube.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 09:22 AM UTC
Am not quite sure of your need but the finest tubes that come to mind are medical needles.
They are available in a great variety of diameters and (in Greece) easy to find.

George
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 02:08 PM UTC
Minimecca makes some in small sizes.
guitarlute101
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 12:56 AM UTC


Thanks everyone!! I ordered some from Small Parts. I can't believe that tubing can be this small!!

-Mark
matt
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 11:55 PM UTC
Small Parts was bought by Amazon and seems to have lost quite a bit of their stock.

Here's another hope:
http://www.ziggys-tubes-and-wires.com/hypodermic-tubing.html
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 12:07 AM UTC
The smallest you will ever find are the needles on syringes from
the drugstore.
They come in a variety of sizes....great for gun barrels, pitot
tubes etc.
Just a pain to cut as they are stainless steel.
Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 12:15 AM UTC
That's exactly what ziggy's sells in 36" lengths. Syringes only offer a short piece.... when you need something longer for a Gatling gun.... you're a bit out of luck
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 02:12 AM UTC
Hi Matt,

36" length!....that is great news......Thanks for that info!

Cheers,
Joe