Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by noble, Oct 3, 2010.
Plus Model 1/35 Barbed Wire Modern Type I # 268
Is this any good.
First you want some wire, you are best looking for a multi-strand cable core of the type you might find in domestic electrical flex. Strip it down to get to the cores then carefully unravel it. I find the best method is to put one end in a battery drill and clamp the other end in a vice. First unravel the strands, then remove all but three, easist is simply snip them out for now. Then rewind the three strands by reversing the battery drill.
Next hold both ends of the cable between say a vice and trapped in something else and take a single strand of the ones you removed. At regular intervals along the three strands simply tie a single reef knot, pull it taught and trim the tails close to the main cable. Add a spot of cyano to taste and Bob's your wotsit!
It sounds a bit laborious bit it actually works OK and gives very good results. The beauty is the cable remains very pliable so you can manipulate it into any position you want.
This is a diagram of how I did it using a twisted loop method and snip off to create the barbs, saves having to tie them. WARNING this can be very sharp and can cause quite painful cuts (I know....)
You can tell it is my diagram, it should be point not pint in the last paragraph lol
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