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crystalbear Crystal Bears
Derby
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what thread do you use for threaded joint bears?

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
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I use MASTEX Upholstery Thread. This is pure nylon bonded and it is very strong.  You can buy it at Intercal. Here is the link. Scroll down on the page to see the thread.

http://www.intercaltg.com/catalog/supplies.html#mastex

PeachtreeCottage Peachtree Cottage
Georgia
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I also use upholstery thread most of the time.  I've found it holds up quite well and grips itself when trying to tie knots which makes the knot tying easier.

/bearhugs,

Gijzette Elfin Bears
Mount Dora FL
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I use artificial sinew for thread jointing. I find that its stickiness allows for less slippage when tying my knots. The strands can be split into two or three strands. Artificial sinew is what taxidermists use for sewing and it can be found at Michael's, Tandy Leather and some of the bear making suppliers.

Hugs,

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
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Gijzette: I never thought of artificial sinew. What a great idea.

Gijzette Elfin Bears
Mount Dora FL
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Michelle, I can't take the credit for it. I learned about it here on TT, just don't remember from who.

Hugs,

crystalbear Crystal Bears
Derby
Posts: 37
Michelle Helen wrote:

Gijzette: I never thought of artificial sinew. What a great idea.

what that??? never heard of it!!

I use Nylon thread and I not too happy with it.. when I pull to make it "firm" it just snap!
I am looking for different thread now

Gijzette Elfin Bears
Mount Dora FL
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Artificial sinew is a waxed nylon thread. It is extremely strong so it is great for setting eyes or string jointing. It can also be used for sewing real fur and leather. Here is a good picture of it. http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32973

Hugs,

crystalbear Crystal Bears
Derby
Posts: 37

mmmm... have to try one.. wonder if it any good for miniature bears???

Eileen Baird'sBears
Toronto
Posts: 3,873

bear_original Definitely for minis!

You'd probably want to split the artificial sinew, but even fine pieces are strong and sticky enough to knot beautifully.

It's the only type of thread I haven't managed to break.

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
WA
Posts: 5,551

It's the only type of thread I haven't managed to break.

I have managed to break it but still swear by it, I have and do use it for everything .Eyes, ladder stitching, sculpting, jointing. You name it I have probably used it for it. I honestly could'nt live without the stuff. I go through a large roll a year.  bear_grin

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