Regarding your tip on getting tying wire from electric cords:
I have been doing that also and I'm sending a drawing of the way
I strip the insulation from the cords. I imagine you do it this way, too,
but just in case. Leaving about an inch of the insulation in the
middle of the piece of wire lets one pull a piece of wire out and
the other wires are kept in place.
I find that the coils of wire one buys at a fly shop
usually quickly turn into slinkys. ~ Bob
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