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Make Pt1021
Doug writes in -

I use a lot of aircraft cable for installing/building artworks, often with pressed ferrules and turnbuckles to make adjustable lengths. Kind of a pain, but it works. At the ArtBots show this weekend I was introduced to Gripples — they’re kind of like zip ties, but for aircraft cable. Some of them are even reversible! They seem to be well known in Europe and Asia, but I’ve never seen them in the US. I think they might be common in theater rigging. They’re a bit expensive, but so convenient! As soon as I get home I’m going to order a bunch to see if they’re really as useful as they appear to be…

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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