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  • From: Illinois
14/0 thread
Posted by wjbwjb29 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:01 PM

Hello;

Just found a 14/0 flytying thread to use for rigging ships, up till now all I was able to find was 8/0. i ordered it and cant wait to see how thin it is. i plan on using it for the top rigging were all the yards are thinner and the lines were lighter.

Bill

On the Bench:   Trumperter Tsesarevich on deck Glencoe USS Oregon

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 9, 2015 9:17 AM

I could never figure out those thread sizes.  How big is that in fraction of an inch?

My latest thread I bought was a monofilament fly tying thread that is five mil.  I bought both black and white. I find the white is a real bear to use because I literally cannot see it when it is against a light colored background. I have to keep a piece of black cardboard around to hold it behind the area I am working, but that leaves one less hand for the rigging :-(

BTW, this is while I am wearing 2.0 diopter magnifying glasses.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by wjbwjb29 on Monday, February 9, 2015 12:11 PM

I will have to measure it when I get it. I think I measured the 8/0as .002. I will check when I get home. I am guessing the 14/0 will be around .001.

Bill

On the Bench:   Trumperter Tsesarevich on deck Glencoe USS Oregon

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Posted by Raualduke on Monday, February 9, 2015 5:21 PM

Your a better man than I. Eyesight and finger dexterity would  not allow me to work with that sort of thing.growing old sucks

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:43 AM

I find the finger dexterity to be more of a problem than the eyesight. I keep increasing the diopter on the reading/closeup glasses I use on the modeling bench.  To handle the dexterity, I believe in the use it or loose it advice, so am forcing myself to work on 1:144 and 1:72 more.  

But on the white/clear monofilament, I am getting stymied at 3 mil.  I can work on other colors, but the white just blends into the background!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by wjbwjb29 on Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:18 AM

Well I got the 14/0 thread and it really isnt any different than the 8/0, they look about the same. I have been reading David Griffiths book on ship modeling and he talked about Caenis 20 Denier thread as being very fine. I bought some and it is very fine. He also talked about using thread from a nylon cord that you litteraly take apart. I had a cord at work probably 1/2 inch in diameter and when pulling just one strand out it is so fine you can barely see it. He says he uses these for signal haylards. Interesting book .

Bill

On the Bench:   Trumperter Tsesarevich on deck Glencoe USS Oregon

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