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Offline A10 JWO

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Loom construction
« on: 18.01. 2020 17:50 »
I am building a new loom for a project bike. I am looking for the black binding tape to wind it all neatly together. I don't want to use shrink wrap or black sticky tape. Has anyone got a clue where I can find this shrinking violet. In fact has anyone got the correct name for it. Thank you.
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #1 on: 18.01. 2020 18:40 »
Suppose you could use self-amalgamating tape. Doesn't stick to anything else.
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #2 on: 18.01. 2020 18:53 »
Heat shrink tubing is available in many places in a variety of sizes, this link is where I bought some for an entirely different job, you do need a heat gun of course and some thought to how you'll arrange the loom  to facilitate the tubing, won't work if it's not a tube)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004V8NM52/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #3 on: 18.01. 2020 19:39 »
Available from Amazon
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #5 on: 19.01. 2020 03:29 »
Gday mate,
I use 25mm wide black satin ribbon available from any sewing shop.
There is no glue on it and it only costs a couple of bucks. You just fix one end with electrical tape and tightly wind it on.
put a small bit of heat shrink on the ends.
its easy to do and looks good
cheers
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #6 on: 19.01. 2020 16:59 »
Plenty of choices, thank you lads.
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #7 on: 19.01. 2020 19:20 »
I take my completed looms just held together with electical tape at critical junctures to a local firm that makes racing braid for yachts. They can bind the whole thing in a totally oringinal looking loom in any colour with or without a fleck for a very reasoanble fee. Looks the dog's bollocks!
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Re: Loom construction
« Reply #8 on: 22.01. 2020 16:23 »
Went for Tesa, cheap as chips. thanks lads. I do like the sound of the reply above. Thanks again.
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