.006" SS wire for Herter's #5 Scale Project

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.006" SS wire for Herter's #5 Scale Project

Postby daboone » 28 Jan 2019 16

Looking for about a foot of .006in or #35gauge SS wire. Will pay a reasonable price. This is for the restoration of a Herters #5 scale.

TIA for any help you can offer.
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby RBHarter » 28 Jan 2019 18

Might check with a local airplane mech .......
After writing that I realized that .016 is about as small as the safety wire goes . I think I had some .012 once . That was almost like course horse hair .
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby Ranch Dog » 29 Jan 2019 06

i think that diameter is used for tying flies or making fishing lures. Yeah, here you go...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/UNI-DUBBING-BR ... :rk:7:pf:0
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby daboone » 29 Jan 2019 08

THANK YOU!
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby Macd » 29 Jan 2019 15

Check out their website. Two retailers in AZ.

http://www.uniproducts.com/eng/dealers.asp
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby daboone » 31 Jan 2019 08

Got the Herters Model 5 fulcrum's wire strung this morning and it meets all of George Herters bombastic sales hype!

Took several attempts to get the .006 in SS wire stretched without snapping the wire. Then I broke it once more setting the zero by adjusting the 2 nuts on the end of the beam. After that using RCBS scale weights in increments of 5 grains to 200 grains it was spot on. That lever on the pointer end is use to settle the swing of the beam down, right now. Very clever IMO.

This was a fun restoration. I know this photo can't express how much I enjoyed doing this project. No it won't replace my Lee Safety Scale or M5 or the Gen6 but it will get admired, by me, for a very long time.

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Thanks for the suggestions. The fly tying wire worked.
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Re: WTB .006 SS wire

Postby Ranch Dog » 01 Feb 2019 06

Isn't that something!
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Re: .006" SS wire for Herter's #5 Scale Project

Postby HDMontana » 02 Feb 2019 21

Looks very nice.
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