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 Posted: Tue Nov 23rd, 2010 01:04 pm
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Huw Griffiths



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ebtm3 wrote: I found packets of small “gold” (brass) sleeves- pieces of tubing about 1/16” outside diameter by 1/16” long.
I've used similar stuff in electronics - albeit cut from longer lengths (they started off about a foot - and ended up about 1/4" - 1/2").

I used a fairly basic tubing cutter - nominal diameter range about 1/16" - 5/8". It was a bit fiddly - possibly because it was right on the edge of its range - and I had to clean up the ends on a whetstone - but it ultimately did the job:

http://www.americanrcboats.com/images/tools/kstubingcutter.jpg

http://www.modelhelicopters.co.uk/acatalog/t-ks0296.JPG

 
Another possibility might be to use the coloured insulation from some types of wire - perhaps individual cores of low current mains wire - or a narrow strip of insulating tape coiled round the "doubled" wire - or perhaps even forget the sleeving and use a drop of Araldite instead.

 
Unfortunately, although some of these other schemes might be reasonably simple, they're all susceptible to damage when soldering. For this reason, I'd be more inclined to use the short lengths of brass tube - at least I know they'd work.

 
Huw.

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