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.
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
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.
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
Or a spoon-shaped piece of plexi screwed into back of box. Would be
almost invisible from front of case.
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
Not finished but it looks promising.
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