Probably not the right group for this but.....

I need some very thin, very stiff wire or pins to support some fishing lures in a shadow box I am making. The lures are old, wooden and valuable so glues and sticky stuff is out. The idea is to drill tiny holes into the back of the shadowbox, mount the pins / wire in 2" lengths and rest the lures on them like a shelf.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
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Mounting pins that insect guys use.. (no dictionary handy, hesitant to take a stab at spelling "entymologist") THey are thin, very stiff, flat black so as to not be noticed, have heads.
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Description Insect pins Length: 38mm. Diameter: 0.65mm. Black enameled pins made of spring steel with nylon heads, and two coats of black enamel for anti-rust protection
Link: http://www.aeasyshop.com/products.asp?lang=Insect_Pins,_100_pkg,_Size_6-prod-13969010-20432011
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Go to http://www.widgetsupply.com/page/WS/PROD/drill-bit-twist/D-BW11
and buy 10 each package of drills. #60 is .040" dia. ($2.29 for 10) and you can just drill one in and open the chuck leaving it in. Make sure you have a chuck to fit. BTW I buy from them and their prices are good with fast shipping.
John

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Mark Sherman wrote:

You might try your local hobby shop, a real one not a toy store.
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Mark Sherman wrote:

I pount (tap) straight pins into walls when hanging really small stuff. At a little angle. Now, we are all oriented differently, and I tend to lean toward jury-rigging with stuff from the kitchen or sewing box :o)
Would be helpful to know what the shadow box is constructed with. Could drill very tiny holes upward (from back of shadowbox) and push in straight pins so's they slant slightly and the head keeps them from falling in. The pins in my sewing box are 1 1/8", not counting the head. Fine sewing needles, done the same way and held on back of box with fine wire through the eye.
Or, anchor fine wire or nylon line from side to side inside the box so you have two parallel wires to hold the pieces. That would probably require an "inner" box and some kind of outer covering. Thread same wire back and forth so you actually only have to have it tied off at the ends.
Or a spoon-shaped piece of plexi screwed into back of box. Would be almost invisible from front of case.
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On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 17:29:55 GMT, Mark Sherman

Good suggestions, all. I just went to the local craft store and purchased wire about 1/3mm diameter and 1 foot long. Very stiff. 20 pieces for a dollar fifty. That and some two part epoxy. Cut the wire to length, bent one end at a 90, drilled holes, installed and epoxied. Not finished but it looks promising.
tnx.
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