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Where to buy wire?

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Where is a good place to buy wire, What is your prefered thickness, and is there a specific type of stainless wire that I need to get to use them geared towards jigging spoons and through wire construction? would I possibly just get some at home depo, or are they expensive?

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You can buy straight stainless "wire forms" in various thicknesses and with/without pre-formed twisted line ties at staminainc.com. They also sell coiled stainless wire. I get .029-.032" dia. For thru-wire, I get .040" dia soft temper stainless steel "safety wire" from mcmasters.com. It's easy to bend by hand, easy to fit into thru-wire frames, and easy to twist into home made screw eyes for hook hangers in hardwoods. I don't make spoons but suspect the regular hard stainless might be better for that application. Any stainless wire will do, it's mostly a matter of what looks best and what diameter wire you can bend accurately and neatly. Some round nosed wire bending pliers from a craft shop will come in handy.

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