File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 76


Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 11:07:03 -0700 (PDT)
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Marionette Stringing advice?


Shows what I know. Thanks for cleaning up my mistake!
It is always good to hear from an expert.

GB


--- Joe <joe-AT-dunfee.com> wrote:

> I've recently completed a mechanical engineering
> class where we went 
> over the various properties of metals. At least in
> this context, 
> Spring Wire, Piano wire, and Music wire are all used
> 
> interchangably.  It refers to ASTM A228 metal.  It
> has a high modulus 
> of elasticity... i.e. it springs back better than
> other steels.
> 
> I know that the lower notes of guitar strings, as
> well as much of the 
> piano range are wrapped strings.  But, even on the
> piano the higher 
> notes are single strands.
> 
> But for puppeteers, most of you will get it from a
> hobby store, which 
> calls it Music Wire. They sell various diameters in
> 36" lengths.
> 
> 
> 
> Joe Dunfee  joe-AT-dunfee.com
> Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 
> 
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