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Author Topic: Fibre Rope to create a channel for a rod.  (Read 555 times)
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Laura S
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« on: March 02, 2016, 10:08:09 AM »

I've been asked to make some birds that can be attached to rods, that will go in the ground for garden decorations. I thought by placing a length of fibre rope between two layers of glass it would give me a channel, that when I took the fibre rope out would allow me to insert a metal rod. However, when I pulled the fibre rope out it broke, leaving the remaining piece of fibe rope between the layers of glass behind, with no means of getting it out.
I've never used fibre rope before. Did I do something wrong or am I trying to achieve the impossible? If fibre rope isn't the way to go does anyone have any suggestions.
Thanks very much.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 10:30:02 AM »

I've not used fibre rope, I usually use ceramic fibre paper (3mm) in strips.  However, that does sometimes break when you try and pull it out, if I haven't been able to get it out with a cocktail stick, I've been able to soak it and then 'blow' it out - although that is of course with a through and through hole. 

Is your hole only part way through?  I guess that could make it more difficult.

You could try a bead mandrel (or a length of welding rod with the covering removed) very well covered in bead release (try thick kiln wash) or even wrapped in a coil of thin fire?



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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 05:33:10 PM »

I tried fibre rope a while back with similar disasters. Someone did say it works better if you 'glue' it together with pva or similar so the fibres don't separate so much. Not sure if that would help as I didn't try it in the end but used rolled up thinfire paper
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