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[TowerTalk] thimble gap too narrow

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Subject: [TowerTalk] thimble gap too narrow
From: (Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph)
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 18:42:13 -0500
>Hi Folks,
>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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