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    A guitar string works awesome! (smallest one, Only costs $1.00 at any music store.) folded in half, works great with 1.75mm "lash-it" as well. Just make sure to do as others have suggested, and cut 3-4 threads off, a 1/4"-1/2" back to make tapered end for easier start. I've personally never needed to tape them this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrw01 View Post
    A guitar string works awesome! (smallest one, Only costs $1.00 at any music store.) folded in half, works great with 1.75mm "lash-it" as well. Just make sure to do as others have suggested, and cut 3-4 threads off, a 1/4"-1/2" back to make tapered end for easier start. I've personally never needed to tape them this way.
    I use 24 gauge uninsulated wire from Radio Shack. They didn't have 22, which is what is normally recommended I think. 24 seems to work fine though.

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    Since Lash-it only has 6 strands, maybe cut 2 strands and see how that works for you. If you are still struggling on the bury, cut a third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrw01 View Post
    A guitar string works awesome! (smallest one, Only costs $1.00 at any music store.) folded in half, works great with 1.75mm "lash-it" as well. Just make sure to do as others have suggested, and cut 3-4 threads off, a 1/4"-1/2" back to make tapered end for easier start. I've personally never needed to tape them this way.
    Worked great right up to the point the guitar string broke. I thought splicing amsteel was a headache, lash-it is a whole new level.

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    Just found this... I haven't tried it yet, but the tutorial looks good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9kImggLWUQ
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    I use steel fishing leader wire for Lash-it and Zing-it. Works great and stronger than a guitar string.
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    Florist wire works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    I use steel fishing leader wire for Lash-it and Zing-it. Works great and stronger than a guitar string.
    Didn't think of that, time to check the tackle box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowell392 View Post
    Florist wire works great
    On the small stuff? I use it for 7/64 but haven't found it small enough for 2.2 and below.
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    I made some continuous loops from 2.2 zingit using florist wire with no problems, I did the locked brummel method.

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