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12-16-2004, 09:36 AM
I made a spring winder for my lathe and bought an assortment of music wire from Enco. All
of the wire is smaller than 3/32" Where else can one find larger dia. music wire assortments. Tried Google. Thanks. Cody

12-16-2004, 09:50 AM
Try your local hobby shop that specializes in model air planes.

12-16-2004, 10:24 AM
Brownell's www.brownells.com (http://www.brownells.com) sells (or used to) assortments of heavy spring wire.

12-16-2004, 10:52 AM
Brownell's worked. Will check hobby shop too. Thanks

12-16-2004, 11:06 AM
MSC sells spring wire in carbon and stainless
in sizes from 0.006" to 0.125" in 1# lots.
Victor Machinery www.victornet.com (http://www.victornet.com) sells
same styled as music wire in carbon only
but upto 0.180" in size. Hobby/model shops sell in 3' straightened lengths in sizes upto ~0.1" for reasonable prices. Steve

[This message has been edited by sch (edited 12-16-2004).]

12-16-2004, 12:53 PM
Try your local music store for the real thing, piano wire. Harder than the hobs of hell! Better still, if they tune/recon pianos, you can probably get em to save you old strings, maybe in exchange for a bit of machining. My old father in law was a machinist and piano tuner/rebuilder.
Rgds, Lin

12-16-2004, 12:59 PM
Oh yeah, another good source is yer friendly local electric bass player. Nice people most of em and nearly as smart as drummers.
(bad muso joke, from a bad muso)