File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 62


Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 17:53:12 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Marionette Stringing advice?



On Jun 5, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Gregory Ballora wrote:

> No, the wire I am talking about is hardened spring
> steel. I really don't know why it is called "music
> wire", since I have never seen an instrument that uses it.

FWIW - Um, isn't this piano wire? That stuff they use to make the music 
on a piano? I believe there was a long discussion about how to and how 
not to bend this kind of wire on this list about 9 months ago.
Yes, it is also used for springs, thus the name spring wire. It is the 
kind of spring like on a clothes pin.
This is different than what many people call spring steel which is flat 
and used to be used to hold loads on pallets for shipping. Now they 
mostly use plastic strap (which is good stuff for the inside of the 
lower hem of a hand puppet - if you find the heavy stuff) or plastic 
film.


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