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Old 10-06-2019, 10:08 PM
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I have mentioned earlier in this thread I replaced all the finger wires in Gingers hands with copper electrical wire 2.5mm that works fine, I did them all except the thumbs which now want replacing. It is best to wait until they all fall apart or until you are ready to do the whole lot in one go. Ginger's replacement finger wires, copper 2.5mm are still going fine and that is nearly 12 months on, I will have to remove them all when I replace the thumbs in a few weeks time. The ends of the wires have been trimmed back a little shorter now to stop the pokes.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:13 PM
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I'll try and seal the ends with something first so they don't cause pokes. The original copper wire without the thread is just so sharp.
Is there enough room to stick small end caps like these on the wire ends?
They are silicone caps available with internal diameter of 0-10mm.




Thinking about it the silicone may not be strong enough and these rubber caps would be stronger.

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Old 11-06-2019, 12:18 PM
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Sounds like you could use a 3D printer sir...
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:15 PM
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Sounds like you could use a 3D printer sir...
What AH said. Those caps would be a doddle to print. I've thought about 3D printing a solid hand/finger skeleton from nylon but decided its a bad idea. It would need to be thicker than existing wires and the joints would loosen over time.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:37 PM
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The original wires are very thin in twisted pairs and they have some sort of string around them mixed into the tpe, a smaller version of how the skeleton is encased, so you can't get to anything.My first idea was to replace the original wires with a 2.5mm single wire and put electrical cable sleeving over with the idea of preventing further finger pokes and all it managed to do was rip the fingers apart when I pushed the wires though the fingers. Getting the wires and string out can cause the fingers to rip apart anyway because the finger tpe and the wire are tangled in the string.

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