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#1 rich mc

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

i have way to many colors , like 17. since some tyers have trouble finding mop in other colors perhaps we can swap just knubs. no tying. 

i will  run the swap just need suggestions on how many knubs from each tyer?. they would have to declare the length and color and since there is no tying just clipping it could be done in short time     rich mc

 

due date  n/a

 just mail in with a postage stamp enclosed to    rich mc p o box 225 lee il 60530

                      color        size

rich mc          black

2 philly  chart         1.5

3 frn     pink

4 fishn2       gray

5stabgnid   cream         1inch

6chugbug   bright yellow 1 lnch

7mike west   blue

8         orange

9   tba        SWAP IS CLOSED tyers need to send   30 nubs each     mailed by jan 13 please



#2 Philly

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

I'm in Rick.  I leaning toward chartreuse or yellow for my batch.  Pieces are about 2 inches long. 


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#3 rich mc

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

would 5 knubs be enough per tyer?.  if we have 10 including me , send in 50 knubs and tyers will get back 10 new colors of 5 each.   participants could also just send them in an envelope and put a stamp in with the material[i have plenty of envelopes]  no toetags needed either   i will do a color that nobody has .  rich



#4 Flat Rock native

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

I am in, once we finalize number of slots or rules, like these one stamp deals
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#5 fshng2

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

I'm in Rich.
It would be helpful to list what colors exist for those who may not know.
Their are also two size diameters, standard (1/4") and small (1/8").

#6 Flat Rock native

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:07 AM

Gen question? Would it be best to leave the strands " on the hide?"

Quite a bit more work for everyone, I presume?

I may have some poor nubs or brand, but some, once clipped, seem to unravel to the point of fluff, when handled less roughly than a postal sorter....
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#7 rich mc

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:43 AM

 most knubs can be loose but if you feel better of leaving them on the backing just do it.     rich 



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

Sorry, I am not in on the swap, just replying to FRn's comment on leaving the nubs on the fabric backing.

 

On mine, if I am cutting several off, I use a lighter an melt the cut end just a touch.  Keeps the nub from unraveling forever and can be cut off when tying. 

 

The melt point can also be pulled into a thin, flat fiber if one wishes ... allows for a tie in point without all the fluff bulking up the tie in.


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#9 chugbug27

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

If you want 1" bright yellow in your swap I'm in with a letter sized envelope full (glows a little in uv, not a lot); if not no hard feelings. Re postage, when I sent some to fshng2 that way the post office wanted $3 for a package rate, but I sent with 70 cent stamp and it made it to him.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

I have cream color one about an inch long & 1/4 round  tell me how many you want

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#11 rich mc

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

chugbug, one  inch bright yellow   .  stabgnid  , one inch cream    if it fills up at ten tyers it would be 50   rich



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

If you want 1" bright yellow in your swap I'm in with a letter sized envelope full (glows a little in uv, not a lot); if not no hard feelings. Re postage, when I sent some to fshng2 that way the post office wanted $3 for a package rate, but I sent with 70 cent stamp and it made it to him.

 These were perfect and 1" was long enough.

Chugbug, thanks again for the gift.



#13 Flat Rock native

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:38 PM

most knubs can be loose but if you feel better of leaving them on the backing just do it.     rich


Thank you, will do best I can, with 4 or 5 colors to put into play here; may flame, uv weld, or ingore the unraveler types of nubs.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

I looked through my various pieces

 

length- 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches,  diameter- approx 1/4"

Colors- White, Chartreuse, Fluorescent orange, fluorescent yellow

 

Length- 1 inch,  diameter- approx 1/4"

White, Chartreuse, fluorescent orange, gray, tan, maroon

 

Length- 1/2 inch diameter- approx 1/16 inch

Cream/pale yellow, Chartreuse, gray, blue, maybe fluorescent orange

 

Plus a bunch of dyed colors.

I open to what size and color ya'll might want to see


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#15 rich mc

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:44 PM

longer lengths are harder to find. orange, gray, brown,  black and white are not very common   maroon i havent seen    rich