>The thimbles I got from Texas Towers and Hill Radio come down to a narrow gap,
>too small for the thimble to slip over a turnbuckle or shackle. I need a
>practical idea for increasing the gap from around 3/16" to 7/16". The 3/8"
>thimbles are made of thick metal and are extremely stiff.
Pete, I have taken a coal chisel in the past and placed the sharp point between
the nearly closed ends of the thimble and applied a hammer to the coal chisel.
It is then possible to open it wide enough to slip over a turnbuckle.
73, Rod W5HVV
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